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An Investigation of Macro and Micro Factors Affecting Sport Participation in Tehran Citizens, Iran

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Physical Education Faculty, Exercise management Department, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (12), Pages 138-146, December,2 (2014)

Abstract

Today, people`s life style is changing due to technology and urbane life development. Not participating in physical activities, inactive and motionless life style has put all individuals of the society into danger. Meanwhile, participating in physical activities has been advised as a way of fighting against side effects of such life style. Inactive life has also been introduced as a main factor of heart disease and the riskof heart disease has been estimated as two times more in the people who have no activity. Regular physical activity, as an important factor improving health, prevents or postpones various kinds of chronic disease and leads to early death. Further, there are various evidences indicating that regular physical activities leads to mental health improvement, depression and stress signs reduction, life satisfaction, and life quality improvement. The purpose of the present paper is to investigate macro and micro factors affecting sport participation conducted as a case study in Tehran city.

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