Physical condition and eating habits in Physical Education students




Physical condition, Eating habits, Physical tests


The study analysed the association between physical condition and eating habits in physical education students from a Peruvian public university. The information was collected through the survey technique and physical tests in a sample that consisted of a total of 337 students, 60.2% from the morning shift and 39.8% from the night shift. The data was processed using SPSS v. 24. The results indicated a positive and significant correlation between physical tests and healthy eating habits (p < .05); in the same way, a higher frequency of consumption was obtained in snacks, fried foods, etc. (p < .05) in the night shift students, unlike the morning shift students who more frequently consume fruits, vegetables, homemade food, among others (p < .05). Regarding physical condition, there was an indirect and significant correlation with eating habits (p < .05). It is concluded that the management carried out to improve physical tests in students will be reflected in better eating habits; likewise, it is recommended to provide the corresponding importance in terms of the study variables.


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Yarin-Achachagua, A. J., Soria-Villanueva, L. M., Tejada-Mendoza, M. A., & Arista-Huaco, M. J. (2021). Physical condition and eating habits in Physical Education students. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 16(3proc), S988-S995.