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Eating Habits In Relation To Physical Activity In Health Workers
A healthy and balanced diet and regular physical activity are key factors in maintaining, improving and protecting health. Based on a healthy lifestyle, health is essential for an individual's successful life and organisation, productive work and satisfaction at work. The research is based on an empirical qualitative methodology. We used a semi-structured interview, containing demographic questions and six thematic questions. In the research, the non-randomised purposive sample was used, comprised of six health workers from different disciplines. The data were collected in the beginning of April 2020. The interviews were conducted individually, at the workplace of the health workers. They were all recorded, transcribed word-by-word and edited in terms of language and topics. The collected data were qualitatively analysed by coding, categorising and defining the main topics. Health workers consider a healthy lifestyle very important, as it affects their physical and mental health, well-being and weight, which consequently results in overall satisfaction at work and in their personal lives. Due to the nature of their work, the pace of life and everyday activities, health workers often fail to acknowledge the importance of a healthy lifestyle. They often skip breakfast and snacks at the workplace. Health workers are physically active several times a week. When they are occupied in their personal life and have other obligations, however, it can be observed that their interest and willingness to be physically active considerably decline.