Aspects of Lifestyle to Stimulate the Success of Badminton Players
Keywords:Lifestyle, discipline, badminton, appearances & performance
Lifestyle is the way of life or interests and orientations of an individual, group, or community. Lifestyle of a badminton player is the style of living that based on time-used, discipline and appearances. Known benefits of having a lifestyle that includes physical exercise, eating a diet high in vegetables and fruit, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking. The aim of this study is to identify the social category aspects of lifestyle stimulate the success of badminton players. This semi structured mix mode study conducted among 80 badminton players, age between 13 to 18 years. They were selected randomly at several badminton clubs around the State of Selangor. This study utilized qualitative data which is converted to quantitative to understand behaviours of the group of people and make generalizations. The descriptive findings showed 32.5% use their free time in entertainment activities, 27.5% engage in their hobby activities and 23.75% choose to do physical recreational activities. Out of 80 respondents, a total of 35% acknowledging that rules and regulations are important in badminton as well as in life. A total of 32.5% asserted that the strength of discipline adhering to desire plays an important role. Meanwhile, 25% of badminton players' discipline is focused on maintaining performance. There are four elements of appearance, namely confidence, discipline, nationalism and equipment. Out of 53 respondents who said appearance was important, 64.2% were focused on confidence, 17% discipline, 9.4% nationalism and 9.4% equipment. As a conclusion three major aspects of lifestyle to be concerned by badminton players were time-used, discipline and appearance. These three aspects will enhance our badminton players’ life style and performance.
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