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Concurrent and prospective associations among biological maturation, and physical activity at 11 and 13 years of age

  • Published on Sept. 17, 2013

This study examined concurrent and prospective associations between objective measures of biological maturation, body composition and physical activity (PA) in adolescent males (nā€‰=ā€‰671) and females (nā€‰=ā€‰680). Participants born to women recruited to the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children birth cohort study were assessed at 11 and 13 years. Percentage of ...


Associations between objectively measured physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents from a UK cohort

  • Published on Oct. 22, 2013

Background To test for cross-sectional (at age 11) and longitudinal associations between objectively measured free-living physical activity (PA) and academic attainment in adolescents.Method Data from 4755 participants (45% male) with valid measurement of PA (total volume and intensity) by accelerometry at age 11 from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) ...




Why a Short Run is Better Than a Long Walk

  • Published on 12/2009

Using the latest technology, researchers are uncovering evidence of exactly how major a role activity plays in the battle to keep obesity at bay. In new report published in the British Medical Journal, scientists have shown that it's the type of exercise you do, rather than the amount, that's most ...