Fitness Club : Healthy Lifestyle

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2005). Additional studies are needed to determine if the exercise environment, such as a fitness club, had any influence on the adherence of exercise. Previous studies have shown that the environment within a fitness club is motivating for those who are overweight and obese. Assuming this is true, one can speculate that a fitness club would discourage over-eating and a sedentary lifestyle. Healthy Lifestyle “Lifestyle is a term to describe the way individuals, family circles, and societies live and which behavior they manifest in coping with their physical, psychological, social, and economic environments on a day-to-day basis” (Trovato, 2011). According to Trovato, a healthy lifestyle is a combination of healthy lifestyle factors, such…show more content…
Each subject was given a questionnaire to complete, resulting in 187 usable questionnaires to review. It was hypothesized that fitness club members had a better understanding of nutrition labels and nutrition than non-members. However, the results indicated that there was no significant difference between the understanding of nutrition and nutrition labels between fitness club members and non-members (Wade & Kennedy, 2010). A major limitation to this study was the sampling frame chosen (convenience sampling) because there was an over recruitment of fitness club members and females (Wade & Kennedy, 2010). Further research would need to be done in order to acquire knowledge on how a fitness club membership could affect a member’s knowledge of nutrition. Psychological. The influence exercise and fitness club membership has on psychological well-being and moods, has often been debated. A study conducted by Daley and Parfitt (1996) examined the relationship between members and non-members of a British corporate health and fitness club and measures of job satisfaction, mood states, physical health, absenteeism. The method to used to collect data was a desk drop leaflet. The leaflet was distributed to 2450 head office employees, however only 293 (147 males, 146 females) were returned completed (Daley & Parfitt, 1996). The age of participants ranged from 18-63.
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