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246 Results for: "Activity and Environment"

Does Preschool Physical Activity and Electronic Media Use Predict Later Social and Emotional Skills at 6 to 8 Years? A Cohort Study

  • Published on Apr 4, 2017

Background: Little is known about the associations of preschoolers’ health behaviors with their later psychosocial wellbeing. This study investigates the association of 3- to 5-year-old children’s physical activity and electronic media use with their later social-emotional skills (6-8 years). Methods: Data were collected in 2008–2009 and 2011–2012 for the ...


Physical activity and not sedentary time per se influences on clustered metabolic risk in elderly community-dwelling women

  • Published on Apr 7, 2017

Introduction: Whether amount of time spent in sedentary activities influences on clustered metabolic risk in elderly, and to what extent such an influence is independent of physical activity behavior, remain unclear. Therefore, the aim of the study was to examine cross-sectional associations of objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary behavior ...


A non-equivalent group pilot trial of a school-based physical activity and fitness intervention for 10–11 year old english children: born to move

  • Published on Aug 24, 2016

Background: PE lessons are the formal opportunity in schools for promotion of physical activity and fitness. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a pilot PE intervention on physical activity, fitness, and psychosocial outcomes. Methods: Participants were 139 children aged 10–11 years from four schools. For six weeks children in ...


Comparison of wrist-worn Fitbit Flex and waist-worn ActiGraph for measuring steps in free-living adults

  • Published on Feb 24, 2017

Introduction: Accelerometers are commonly used to assess physical activity. Consumer activity trackers have become increasingly popular today, such as the Fitbit. This study aimed to compare the average number of steps per day using the wrist-worn Fitbit Flex and waist-worn ActiGraph (wGT3X-BT) in free-living conditions. Methods: 104 adult participants (n = 35 ...


Assessment of sedentary behaviors and transport-related activities by questionnaire: a validation study

  • Published on Aug 9, 2016

Background: Comprehensive assessment of sedentary behavior (SB) and physical activity (PA), including transport-related activities (TRA), is required to design innovative PA promotion strategies. There are few validated instruments that simultaneously assess the different components of human movement according to their context of practice (e.g. work, transport, leisure). We examined ...


Reliability and validity of the French version of the global physical activity questionnaire

  • Published on Aug 15, 2016

Background: The Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) has been used to measure physical activity (PA) and sedentary time in France, but no study has assessed its psychometric properties. This study aimed to compare the reliability as well as criterion and concurrent validity of the French version of the GPAQ with ...


Comparison of Consumer and Research Monitors under Semistructured Settings

  • Published on Jan 2016

Purpose: This study evaluated the relative validity of different consumer and research activity monitors during semistructured periods of sedentary activity, aerobic exercise, and resistance exercise. Method: Fifty-two (28 male and 24 female) participants age 18-65 yr performed 20 min of self-selected sedentary activity, 25 min of aerobic exercise, and 25 min of resistance exercise, with 5 ...


MovingU: A prospective cohort study to understand behavioural and environmental contexts influencing physical activity during the transition into emerging adulthood

  • Published on Aug 5, 2016

Background: Children and youth are often considered the most active segment of the population, however, research indicates that physical activity (PA) tends to peak during the adolescent years, declining thereafter with age. In particular, the acute transition out of high school is a period for which individuals appear to be ...


The functional performance status during weekdays and weekends in persons with multiple sclerosis

  • Published on Sep 2016

Objective: Functional performance reflects what an individual does in his/her daily life, providing a crucial dimension of the environmental role on his/her function. The assessment of the functional performance status of persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) is a useful tool to optimize healthcare. This concept does not seem ...


The Relationship between Time of Day of Physical Activity and Obesity in Older Women

  • Published on Apr 2016

Background: Physical activity is important for maintaining healthy weight. The time of day when exercise is performed—a highly discretionary aspect of behavior—may impact weight control, but evidence is limited. Thus, we examined the association between the timing of physical activity and obesity risk in women. Methods: A cross-sectional ...