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The Lifestyles of Students from the Bachelors Degree in Health Education

Aim: To determine the physical activity, eating and sleeping lifestyles in undergraduate students. Method: It was an exploratory, transversal and nonexperimental research and it was developed in University Center UAEM Nezahualcoyotl of the UAEM of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. There were 200 students who voluntarily participated giving their informed consent. The participants filled out themselves the “Lifestyles Questionnaire for Young University Students” (CEVJU-R by its Spanish abbreviation of “Cuestionario de estilos de vida en jóvenes universitarios”). It was carried out in the period between July and august 2017. Results: 60% answered that “never or rarely do any sport justifying that it is “out of laziness” (58%), “lack of time” (18%) this group of people argumented that "it involved a lot of effort getting tired easily" (12%). Most days 25% of the participants eat fast food. In relation to their sleeping habits 15.61% answered that “no day has a particular time to go to bed” argumenting that it is because of extreme school work or different responsibilities. Conclusion: It is necessary to strengthen the actions so that all the students introject the acquired knowledge.


Georgina Contreras Landgrave

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