Adherencia a hábitos saludables y Rendimiento Académico en estudiantes de Formación Profesional.
Adherence to healthy habits and academic performance in Vocational Education Students.
Abstract: The purpose of the present cross-sectional study was to analyze the relationship between adherence to healthy lifestyles and academic performance in students of different Vocational Education and Training (VET) degrees. Methods: 55 Vocational Education students´ from the Animation and Physical-Sports Activities Course (n 28) and from Dental Pathology and the Prosthetic Anatomy courses (DPPA) (n 27), were analyzed through the G-PAQ and the KIDMED questionnaires, to asess their adherence to Physical Activity and to Mediterranean diet. In addition, anthropometric dataand academic qualifications were correlated. Results: APSA students scored significantly higher in Mediterranean diet adherence, as well as in the number of minutes of vigorous and moderate intensity aerobic exercise. DPPA students obtained significantly higher values in sedentary activities. No significant differences were found in the academic performance of both groups. Conclusion: the practice of PA was positively correlated with a greater adherence to Mediterranean diet. This fact entails a factor of prevention of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in the future. Thus, the implementation of nutritional education and PA programs for VET students is suggested.
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