Nina Brkic, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad, Svetlana Kalabic, student of Special Education, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad


Health care professionals consider awareness of benefits of physical activities and
exercise to be of the utmost importance in health promotion. Lack of physical activity amongst
employees is one of the predisposing factors contributing to obesity and a risk factor for
numerous illnesses and non-advancement in job. The main objective of this research is to explore
the connection between physical activities in employed women and satisfaction with oneself,
one’s family, one’s job, one’s social life and general life satisfaction. A survey was conducted
amongst 300 employed women, 160 of whom do not go in for sports while 140 of them do. The
findings show that the women who go in for sports are considerably more satisfied with
themselves and their family compared to those who do not go in for sports. Significant
differences are also related to job satisfaction and social life as well as general life satisfaction.

Keywords: physical activity, satisfaction with oneself, life satisfaction, employeed women

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