The purpose of this study was to verify which means
of information has the most influence for the practice of physical activity
among fitness centers goers. The sample consisted of 299 individuals of both
genders, in the age range of 16 to 50 years old. A biosociodemographic
questionnaire was used to collect data on gender, age, educational level,
socioeconomic level and means of access to information. The scores obtained
with this research were typed in spreadsheet and later transferred to the
statistical package SPSS version 17.0 for Windows where they received
statistical treatment. Of the total number of respondents, 62.2% were female;
the majority were aged between 16 and 30 years (63.2%); in the most prevalent
category, those were
graduated at university (46.8%); and 85.3% belonged to social strata A and B.
In relation to the media that most influenced them to practice physical
activity, the internet ranked first (84.95%), followed by television (83.95%),
newspaper (50.84%), radio (45.48%), magazines (23.08%) and others (4.35%).
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