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236 Results for: "Sedentary Behavior"

Does duration of physical activity bouts matter for adiposity and metabolic syndrome? A cross-sectional study of older British men

  • Published on Mar 15, 2016

Background: Older adults have low physical activity(PA) and high sedentary behaviour(SB) levels. We investigate how total volume and specific patterns of moderate to vigorous PA(MVPA), light PA(LPA) and SB are related to adiposity and metabolic syndrome (MS). Then, with reference to physical activity guidelines which encourage ...


School grounds and physical activity: Associations at secondary schools, and over the transition from primary to secondary schools

  • Published on May 2016

This paper aims to further understanding of the physical environments of secondary schools and their associations with young peoples' physical activity. Accelerometer-derived physical activity measurements from 299 participants in the SPEEDY study (Norfolk, UK) were obtained from baseline measurements (age 9–10 y) and +4y follow-up. These were linked to objective measures ...


Investigating elementary school children’s daily physical activity and sedentary behaviours during weekdays

  • Published on Mar 7, 2016

The purpose of the study was to quantify the contributions of physical education, exergaming (active video games that also are a type of exercise), recess, lunch break and after-school time segments to children’s daily physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Participants were 138 second and third graders (71 girls) who attended 20-min ...


Validation of thigh-based accelerometer estimates of postural allocation in 5–12 year-olds

  • Published on Aug 12, 2016

Objectives: To validate activPAL3™ (AP3) for classifying postural allocation, estimating time spent in postures and examining the number of breaks in sedentary behaviour (SB) in 5–12 year-olds. Design: Laboratory-based validation study. Methods: Fifty-seven children completed 15 sedentary, light- and moderate-to-vigorous intensity activities. Direct observation (DO) was used as the criterion ...


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 ...


Does home equipment contribute to socioeconomic gradients in Australian children’s physical activity, sedentary time and screen time?

  • Published on Aug 5, 2016

Background: Activity behaviours (physical activity, sedentary time and screen time) have been linked to health outcomes in childhood. Furthermore, socioeconomic disparities have been observed in both children’s activity behaviours and health outcomes. Children’s physical home environments may play a role in these relationships. This study aimed to examine ...


Permanent play facility provision is associated with children’s time spent sedentary and in light physical activity during school hours: A cross-sectional study

  • Published on Dec 2016

Objective: To study the associations between: 1) number of permanent outdoor play facilities per pupil and 2) the size of the outdoor play area per pupil with sedentary time and physical activity (PA) during school hours in six-, nine-, and 15-year olds. We conducted a cross-sectional study of nationally representative samples of ...


Sedentary behavior and physical activity in bronchiectasis: a cross-sectional study

  • Published on May 13, 2015

Background: The impact of bronchiectasis on sedentary behavior and physical activity is unknown. It is important to explore this to identify the need for physical activity interventions and how to tailor interventions to this patient population. We aimed to explore the patterns and correlates of sedentary behavior and physical activity ...


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 ...


Mobility disability and the pattern of accelerometer-derived sedentary and physical activity behaviors in people with multiple sclerosis

  • Published on Apr 1, 2016

Objective: Low physical activity and high sedentary behavior levels are major concerns in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and these differ depending on the level of mobility disability. However, the manner in which daily activity is accumulated is currently unknown in this population. Methods: A secondary analysis was performed on ...