Alcohol and soccer: Better not to mix them! a study revealing that alcohol reduces physical activity in athletes

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Alcohol consumption is a causal factor in more than 200 diseases and disorders reported by the World Health Organization (201 8). It is associated with the risk of developing health problems such as mental and behavioral disorders and places you at potential risk of an addiction that affects the health of individuals and athletes. The objective of the study was to determine the relationship between alcohol consumption and the physical condition of athletes who attend the Sports Cultural Association. The study was quantitative, correlational and cross-sectional. The population consisted of 80 amateur athletes belonging to a cultural association, from which an intentional non-probability sample of 66 subjects was extracted. The instruments used were the Alcohol-Related Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and the endurance test (COOPER). The results indicate that at the level of bivariate analysis, 65.4% of those with high alcohol consumption are in poor physical condition and 42.9% of those with low alcohol consumpt ion are in good physical condition. This relationship was confirmed with a significant chi-square value (p<0.005). At the descriptive level, the level of alcohol consumed by athletes was high (40%) and physical condition was very poor, with an average distance covered of 2144 meters. I t is concluded that the majority of the athletes evaluated had high alcohol consumption and was related to poor physical condition. It is necessary to use educational strategies to prevent and minimize health risks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-442
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Scientific and Technology Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2020


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