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294 results for "Activity and Environment"

Objectively measured physical activity of hospital shift workers

  • Published on Jan 22, 2018

Objectives: Shift work may alter workers' leisure-time and occupational physical activity (PA) levels, which might be one of the potential underlying mechanisms of the negative health effects of shift work. Therefore, we compared objectively measured PA levels between hospital shift and non-shift workers. Methods: Data were used from Klokwerk+, a ...


Accelerometric estimates of physical activity vary unstably with data handling.

  • Published on Nov 6, 2017

Background: Because of unreliable self-report, accelerometry is increasingly used to objectively monitor physical activity (PA). However, results of accelerometric studies vary depending on the chosen cutpoints between activity intensities. Population-specific activity patterns likely affect the size of these differences. To establish their size and stability we apply three sets of ...



Association of physical activity with lung function in lung-healthy German adults: results from the KORA FF4 study

  • Published on December 28, 2018

BACKGROUND In lung disease, physical activity (PA) yields beneficial health effects, but its association with the function of healthy lungs has rarely been studied. We investigated the association of accelerometer-based PA with spirometric indices, maximal inspiratory mouth pressure (PImax) and lung diffusion capacity in lung-healthy adults. METHODS In total, 341 apparently ...


Effectiveness of a Behavior Change Program on Physical Activity and Eating Habits in Patients With Hypertension: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Published on December 12, 2017

Background This study aimed to analyze the effect of a behavior change program, called Vida Ativa Melhorando a Saúde (VAMOS), on physical activity, eating habits, and quality of life in patients with hypertension. Methods A randomized controlled trial was carried out in 90 patients with hypertension (57.8 ± 9.9 y). They were randomly ...



Living near the port area is associated with physical inactivity and sedentary behavior

  • Published on Jan/Feb 2017

Context and Objective: The impact of the port of Santos, Brazil, on the population’s health is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the association between living near the port area and physical inactivity and sedentary behavior. Design and Setting: Cross-sectional study developed at a university laboratory and a diagnostic clinic. ...


Parental body mass index and its association with body composition, physical fitness and lifestyle factors in their 4-year-old children: results from the MINISTOP trial

  • Published on Oct 2017

Background/Objectives: To examine the association between parental body mass index (BMI) and their offspring's body composition, physical fitness and lifestyle factors (that is, sedentary time, physical activity and diet). Subjects/Methods: A total of 307 preschoolers (4.5±0.1 years) and their parents (fathers: 38.1±5.1 years and mothers: 35.6±4.2 years) participated in this study. Parental ...



The relations between sleep, time of physical activity, and time outdoors among adult women

  • Published on Sep 6, 2017

Physical activity and time spent outdoors may be important non-pharmacological approaches to improve sleep quality and duration (or sleep patterns) but there is little empirical research evaluating the two simultaneously. The current study assesses the role of physical activity and time outdoors in predicting sleep health by using objective measurement ...