Purpose: The purpose of this study was the survey and comparison of physical competencies (self-report and objective) and nutritional attitude among active and inactive women.
Methods: Accordingly, 100 adult women of Tabriz selected as a sample in two homogeneous groups (50= active group, 50= inactive group) by using cluster sampling. Eating Attitude Test (EAT-26), the short form of physical self-descriptive questionnaire of Marsh et al. (PSDQ-S), 3 physical readiness test and also body mass index were used to measure the variables of this study. Independent t-test used for comparison of eating attitude and physical self-perception, MANOVA used for comparison of these variables subscales, and also paired-samples t-test used for comparison of objective and subjective physical-motor fitness’s Z scores.
Results: The results showed that the active group in comparison to inactive group, had significantly low eating disorders (P= 0.0001), higher mean of physical self-perception scores (P= 0.001), higher physical readiness (P= 0.0001) and higher correlation between objective and subjective physical-motor fitness.
Conclusion: Considering significant differences in results, it can be said that physical activity can be effective in reducing eating disorders and having positive and real physical self-perception in adult women.