Sports nutrition, language worldview and obstetrical dilemmas

Sports nutrition, language worldview and obstetrical dilemmas

In the December recommendations prepared from the publications of the ELTE PPK staff, you can read about the nutritional attitudes of elite athletes, the use of words related to Covid vaccines, the ethical dilemmas surrounding childbirth and cultural research of the last ten years.


  • Kinetics - Thematics - Snow sports
  • Nutrition Attitude Of First Line Boxers
  • The importance of professional practice in the training of recreation professionals at ELTE
  • Attitudes towards Covid vaccines on social media
  • Age-related differences in Russian and Hungarian linguistic pictures of the world
  • Perinatal ethics in the light of 137 dilemmas

Kinetics - Thematics - Snow sports

Health-conscious exercise is a form of behavior in which the individual's behavior, outlook on life, and activities are directed towards maintaining their health for as long as possible. We are only able to do this if we consciously start thinking in systems and kinetic chains from the basic movements. These processes are determined bystructures in the nervous system, which are built from previously learned elements. Sports movements are built on natural movements and the correct implementation determines the experience and safety of the activity. Functional movement should provide a background for this (Tomljanović et al. 2011). It is not just about learning a new, independent movement, but rather the acquisition of a complex set of motor skills (Krawczyk et al. 2012; Khamis et al. 2015; Bizovska et al. 2015). Each new movement and skill is connected to others in the future (Rose–Gamble 2006). This study presents the possibility of building on natural movements through three snow sports (skiing, snowboarding, telemark), which underlines the importance of health and joint stability in sports movements. These foundations ensure compatibility with other sports, since we can build on similar foundations.

Béki, P., Kinetika – tematika – havas sportok (2023) In: Magyar M., Gősi Zs. (szerk.) Képzési, nevelési és gazdasági kérdések a sportban, rekreációban, Akadémiai Kiadó, pp 51-79

Nutrition Attitude Of First Line Boxers

Abstract: Effective nutrition is especially important for sports where the weight group is defined. Not only food and liquid consumption affect performance, but also the timing and composition of the liquid and food consumed in the period between weigh-ins and competition. Combat athletes drastically reduce body mass (BM) in the pre-weigh-in period to gain a size/strength advantage against smaller opponents (Daniele et al. 2016). In many cases, the absorption and energy content of food is more important than whether a particular ingredient is healthy or not. However, it is necessary to strive to ensure that the food consumed is the most appropriate and also the healthiest. This is especially important in the case of boxing, where the weight must be maintained on competition days before the matches - in contrast to combat sports, where there is only weigh-in on the first day of the competition. This research examines the nutritional habits of elite amateur boxers during the competition period and during the foundation period, as well as how health-consciously they choose food and ingredients.

Béki P.; Faragó B. (2023) Élvonalbeli ökölvívók táplálkozási attitűdje In: Magyar M., Gősi Zs. (szerk.) Életmód, menedzsment és módszertani kérdések a sport és rekreáció világában, Akadémiai Kiadó, pp 24-40.

The importance of professional practice in the training of recreation professionals at ELTE

Professional internships feature prominently in the sample curricula of (sports) professional training, since after the theoretical and practical foundation at the university, students can get to know the practical implementation of their chosen profession in external locations - in our case, in spas, wellness centers, adventure parks, fitness halls. In our research, we were interested in the opinions of students studying at the two training sites of ELTE's recreation and lifestyle bachelor's program, in Budapest and Szombathely, regarding the professional internships of the different semesters. As an important element, the conclusions drawn from the answers of the interviews with individual practice site managers appear. Contiguous internships are preferred based on the opinions of students and internship managers. In addition to expressing their opinion on the internships, the internship leaders made suggestions to make the internships present in the training more effective.

Major, B.; Patakiné Bősze, J.;  Magyar, M.; Némethné T. (2023) A szakmai gyakorlat jelentősége a rekreációs szakemberképzésben az ELTE-n In: Magyar M., Gősi Zs. (szerk.) Képzési, nevelési és gazdasági kérdések a sportban, rekreációban, Akadémiai Kiadó, pp 29-50

Attitudes towards Covid vaccines on social media

In their social media analysis, a group of researchers investigated changes in the quantity and temporal variation of the usage of words related to Coronavirus vaccines during the ten months following the release of the vaccines (starting from 1 January 2021), using the artificial intelligence based social listening software SentiOne. They investigated the mentions of words associated with anti-vaccine, vaccine-neutral and pro-vaccine groups in the broader context of online discourse on vaccine types, and by thematic groups (narratives), using quantitative tools. The general trend in the mentions of vaccine types reveals an intense online discourse (high mentions) for five months after the release of vaccines, which decreases sharply from June onwards. Similar dynamics can be observed in the use of language by vaccine-neutral groups. We outline some possible explanations for this, yet further qualitative research is needed to investigate the reasons in more detail.

Kondorosy, Cs.; Endrődy, O.; Simonovits, B.; Borsfay, K.; Veszelszki, Á. (2023) Oltásnarratívák, Médiakutató, XXIV. évf. 4. szám, 49–62. o

Age-related differences in Russian and Hungarian linguistic pictures of the world

This cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study investigates how the linguistic picture of the world differs in various age groups from kindergarten years to adulthood. In order to trace the differences in Russian and Hungarian language users’ linguistic picture of the world in different age groups, thus obtaining a more precise picture of the linguistic development of the individual from a cross-cultural perspective, research was conducted and data were collected with the aid of the association experiment, a foundational research method of Russian psycholinguistics. Respondents from three age groups (4–5 years, 10–12 years, and 18–26 years) were investigated via collection of word associations to 10 stimulus words. As the research results suggest, culturally bound traits of linguistic development were identified, including the Russian linguistic consciousness changing its orientation from being self- and family-oriented in early childhood to being people-oriented (man-oriented) as an adult. The study also revealed common characteristics of the age-related development of the Russian and Hungarian linguistic pictures of the world, for instance, toys and games moving from the center of the linguistic image of the world to the periphery to be replaced by love. Results can be utilized not only for theoretical purposes including a better description of the presumed age-related changes in the mental lexicon, but also in the practical realm of education for curriculum development or the fine-tuning of pedagogical methods, as well as in intercultural studies for gaining a more precise picture of the linguistic consciousness of representatives of different cultures.

Lenart, I., Markovina, I., & Endrody, O. (2023). Age-related differences in Russian and Hungarian linguistic pictures of the world. Journal of Eurasian Studies

Perinatal ethics in the light of 137 dilemmas

The present volume presents dilemmas recorded by various professionals in the perinatal period.  The dilemmas have been collected over the past 12 years by a specialist in the field of perinatal counselling at Eötvös Loránd University. They could ask anyone who works in any of the professions around birth: midwives, doctors, early childhood educators, midwives, psychologists, nurses, and so on. In this sense, the present volume is a reflection of the issues and ethical questions that have been raised by birth professionals in recent years. Our book presents the dilemmas around 7 key themes in the field of ethics: 'what is right', i.e. what is the basis for making decisions in such situations, the question of dual relationships, the blessing (and sometimes curse) of collegiality, the requirements of competence, the exciting world of finance, the issues of informed consent, and confidentiality, provide the primary organizing principle.

The series of dilemmas makes for difficult reading. One has to stop, sigh and reflect several times. It is worth warning oneself that the 'thicket' of the perinatal world is here on display, the difficult stories recalled, even from years away. Fortunately, in everyday life, the situation is not constantly so serious. However, they are there. It can be instructive for future professionals, for those who have been in the field for a long time, and even for "clients", mothers, fathers, former babies. For each in a different way....

Varga, K. (2023) Szemelvények a perinatális etika világából: …mély sóhaj és hosszú csend…Medicina Könyvkiadó Zrt.