Tadeusz Kasperczyk

In maintaining health, an important place is occupied by individual determinants and individual choices. It is connected with lifestyle. The article deals with the subject of promotion of health and its essence. The aim of the work was an attempt to look again at Lalonde’s ”health fields” announced in 1974. The verification of the assumed theses in Lalonde’s concept was based on the research of 75 students of physiotherapy specialisation, i.e. the people with some well-established knowledge of health promotion. The research tool was a questionnaire consisting of 12 questions concerning the issues discussed. The results indicate that the students possess good knowledge of the studied subject matter. An important conclusion is that, according to the respondents, there is no possibility of protection against genetic determinants by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The respondents considered diet and physical activity as an equally important element of lifestyle.

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