MOTIVATION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TYPES: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

Viktorija Piščalkienė, Milda Gintilienė, Donatas Misiūnas, Helen Kool, Jaana Siik, Petra Muraus, Madara Juhna, Inta Miķele, Regitze Kristensen Abstract The analysis was perfomed while participating and doing a research in a project “Villages on Move Bal­tic” (VOMB) 1.1.2016-31.12.2017 (Number 2016- 3715/001-001). The project‘s objective is to focus more Health Enhancing Physical Activity and joy of sports…

BENEFITS OF EXPERIENTIAL BASED LEARNING: A CASE OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT “VILLAGES ON MOVE BALTIC”

Viktorija Piščalkienė, Hans Ingemann Lottrup Abstract From solid, hands on experience with the challenges of intercultural differences to a significantly chan­ged personal mindset and a new perception of their individual education programmes, a student survey provides new evidence of the advantages of expe­riential learning. Experiential learning encompas­ses a variety of out-of-classroom-activities including project based learning,…

METHODS OF TESTING IDEAS IN THE PROJECT “VILLAGES ON MOVE BALTIC”: EXPERIENCES FROM BALTIC COUNTRIES

Viktorija Piščalkienė, Milda Gintilienė, Donatas Misiūnas, Vilma Rastenienė, Marita Mattila, Petra Muraus, Mari Kurtti, Helen Kool, Jaana Siik, Regitze Kristensen, Anita Selicka Abstract Physical activity is considered as an important tool for promoting of public health. Studies have shown connections between physical activities and mental and physical health, as it is one of the evaluating…

The Expression And Relationships Between Physical And Cognitive Capacities Influencing The Falls Risk Of Elderly Persons

Viktorija Piščalkienė, Jurgita Knašienė, Edgaras Lapinskas, Laura Rutkauskienė, Indrė Knyvienė Abstract The aim of the research: to assess the falls occurring among the old and elderly persons influencing their physical and cognitive expression and relationships. Research methods: analysis of the scientific literature, tests (grip strength measurement, dynamic balance assessment, “The timed Up and Go” test,…

Physical Capacity Of Non – Sport Persons With Spinal Cord Injury

Aušra Adomavičienė, Jūratė Kesienė Abstract Insufficient physical activity of persons with SCI has negative effect on different functions, increases risk for health disorders, chronic disease morbidity and even mortality. Physical activity or physical active forms of recreation has positive effect not only on physical health or physical capacity, but also on psychoemotional status and quality…

Coherence of the Body Mass Index and Physical Activity in the Classroom Among Physical Education Teacher‘S in the City and in Region

Audronė Astrauskienė, Jovita Vilkienė, Ieva Cesevičiūtė, Irina Klizienė Abstract The Aim of the Research – to establish physical activitydetermination of the physical education teachers, their’s age andbody mass index.Materials and Methods of this Research. The Researchwas conducted during January of year 2013 in the schools andgymansiums of Kaišiadorys Town. The Research was executed.The Participants of…

Lifestyle of Klaipeda City Population: Focus on Physical Activity

Birutė Strukčinskienė, Ineta Pačiauskaitė, Sigitas Griškonis, Vaiva Strukčinskaitė, Dalija Stasiuvienė, Ieva Griškonytė Abstract The survey on the lifestyle and physical activity was conductedin Klaipeda city. In the survey participated 1 062 adult inhabitantsof the Klaipeda city aged over 18 years (574 female and 488 male).The face-to-face interviews and quota sampling were applied.Chi-square test was used,…

Osteoarthritis: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Non-Medical Treatment

Faustas Stepukonis, Sigutė Norkienė, Susan L. Hughes Abstract Osteoarthritis is a widely prevalent chronic condition amongolder adults that is characterized by chronic joint disease that causeslimited flexibility and joint pain.This article overviews the disease prevalence, risk factors, andnon-medical treatment.We also proposed to implement in Lithuania a widely known inthe US evidence-based physical activity program Fit…

Management of the Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Lithuania

Vaida Batulevičienė, Sandra Gaidimauskaitė, Darius Batulevičius Abstract Diabetes mellitus is an endocrinological disease that leads to cardiovascular disorders and functional disturbances of various organ systems. The important factors in the management of diabetes mellitus are the physical activity and the optimal nutrition. The aim of this study was to evaluate management of the type 2…

Lifestyle and Physical Activity in Preschool Children in Klaipeda District

Birutė Strukčinskienė, Sigitas Griškonis, Juozas Raistenskis, Vaiva Strukčinskaitė, Neringa Tarvydienė Abstract The survey on physical activity in preschool children was accomplished in Klaipeda district, Lithuania. In the survey 762 preschool children participated. Chi-square test was used and the significance level p ≤0.05 was considered statistically significant. The study revealed that the majority of preschool children…

Research on the Peculiarities of Students’ Nutrition

Laimutė Samsonienė, Vilija Zimnicka Abstract Abbreviations: LUHS – Lithuanian University of Health Sciences; VU – Vilnius University. Nutrition is the one of the most important factors, determining the human health and life quality. As the young body matures, there are changes in physiological and biochemical processes, i.e. the basic metabolic and energy consumption processes, this…

Lifestyle in Young People in Western Lithuania

Birutė Strukčinskienė, Sigitas Griškonis, Vaiva Strukčinskaitė Abstract The survey on lifestyle in young people was accomplished in the Western Lithuania. In the survey participated 253 young people from Klaipeda University. Chi-square test was used and the significance level p ≤0.05 was considered statistically significant. The study revealed that in Western Lithuania, young men exercise more…