PATRIZIA BELFIORE, DAVIDE DI PALMA, ANTONIO ASCIONE
Parthenope University, Via Medina, 40 - Naples, Italy
Introduction: Sport activity contributes to improve physical conditions and to promote health. However, its importance is often overlooked. It is not always adequately treated in schools.
Materials and methods: An anonymous questionnaire was administered to 500 students. Demographic data and informa- tion about sport activity were also collected.
Results: A total of 450 (90% response rate) questionnaires were completed. The 90 % of the sample reported current prac- tice of sport. Sport was considered significant by 65% of the students. The relationship between sport and health promotion is important for 55% of the students.
Conclusions: Sport activity is very important for health promotion. For this reason it is decisive the role it plays in the for- mation of students in schools. It is an important link between health promotion and health protection.
health promotion, health protection, sport activity, physical education