Effects of Recreational Swimming on Women’s Psychosomatic Status

Radomir Zrnić, Dušan Mitić, Saša Jovanović and Bojan Bjelica

1Faculty of phsical education and sport, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, radomir.zrnic@ff vs.unibl.org
2Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade, Serbia
3Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Pale, University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
ABSTRACT: A sedentary lifestyle is characterized by the development of automation and lack of movement that
causes various ailments and diseases and thus negatively aff ects the health of people. This study aimed to determine the eff ects of recreational swimming on the psychosomatic status of middle-aged women. The subjective assessment of psychosomatic status (SPPSS) scale was used in the study to assess ailments (disorders) of certain body parts and organic systems before and after the experimental treatment. The results of the research show that there were statistically signifi cant changes in all tested variables, and the largest changes were in the variables: back pain (Z = -5,169, p < 0.001) and leg pain (Z = -4,941, p < 0.001), while the smallest changes were in variables indigestion (Z = -3,983, p < 0.001).
Key words: recreational swimming, subjective assessment of psychosomatic status middle-aged women.
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