• Irina Tarkhanova Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushinsky
  • Oksana Pavlova Kostroma State University after N.A. Nekrasov
  • Voldemārs Arnis Rīga Stradiņš University



continuing education, education of adults, healthcare, physical activity


The article actualizes the problem of decreasing of the physical activity of a modern man, describes the results of the research of the adult population with application of the International questionnaire for assessing physical activity (IPAQ). Based on the analysis of the obtained results a model of the education of adults to healthcare issues. Possible ways of socialization and recreation of the adult population through the implementation of educational programs are discussed.

Author Biographies

  • Irina Tarkhanova, Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushinsky
    PhD, paed.doc.
  • Oksana Pavlova, Kostroma State University after N.A. Nekrasov
    PhD, paed.doc.
  • Voldemārs Arnis, Rīga Stradiņš University
    Dr.biol.,, Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Department of Sports and Nutrition


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