Quality of Life and Physical Activity among Retired Athletes in South Punjab, Pakistan
Keywords:Quality of life, Physical Activity, Retired Athletes
The research study examined the quality of life and physical activity in the retired athletes. This research explored the most probable reasons for retirement from sports. The research was conducted on 200 retired athletes with the age group of 28 to 60 years. The data collection was administrated through WHOQOL-BREF and IPAQ requesting participants to provide their perception and causes for retirement from sports. Results showed that most of the participants retired from sports due to financial barriers, work-life balance, and physical, mental, physiological issues. The individuals who considered their retirement as voluntary had good participation in physical activity. On the other hand, who retired involuntary, had not enough participation in physical activity. The WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire results revealed that people who are unemployed due to work-life balance and financial constraints, and there was a substantial gap. Gaps in the quality of life across all respects. In the voluntary and involuntary retired athlete group, there was a significant difference in the physical fitness and quality of life.
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