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Gymkulturen och dess hälsofrämjande effekter: En kvalitativ studie av IKSU medlemmars motiv till träning
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The gym has become an increasingly popular place for citizens to visit, when exercise and health areprioritized higher than before. Previous research indicates that the main reasons for training at thegym is the desire to become stronger, and because it is healthy. The overreaching aim of this study wasto examine various motives that individuals’ in middle age enter into their training, and also how thetraining looks in relation to the stated objectives. To fulfill the aim of this study the focused was put onthe members' ambition with the training and how the training affected their health. This was answeredby collecting qualitative data such as interviews and observations of the nine middle-aged people whotrained at IKSU. The results of the study showed that the main reason for training is wellbeing andthat the logic that characterized the participants to perform training was experience and exercise. Theconclusions were that the exercise is a contributing factor to better health among participants.

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Keyword [en]
Physical exercise, Health, Wellness
Keyword [sv]
Fysisk aktivitet, Hälsa, Välmående
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125799OAI: diva2:971694
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Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Available from: 2016-09-19 Created: 2016-09-19 Last updated: 2016-09-19Bibliographically approved

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