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446 results for "General Activity"

Event-Based Analysis of Free-Living Behaviour

  • Published on November 2012

The quantification of free-living physical activities is important in understanding how physical activity and sedentary behaviour impact on health and also on how interventions might modify free-living behaviour to enhance health. Quantification, and the terminology used, has in many ways been determined by the choice of measurement technique. The inter-related ...

Physical Activity Counselling and Exercise Referral Increases Total Physical Activity in Long Term Unemployed Individuals: A Controlled Accelerometer Trial

  • Added on July 19, 2012

Introduction Physical activity is seen as an integral component of a healthy lifestyle and has the potential to produce significant health benefits amongst individuals (Pedersen & Saltin 2006). It therefore plays a major role in the field of public health and primary prevention. Compared to the general population, unemployed persons show ...

How Important is the Use of a Logbook in Addition to Accelerometer to Assess the Proportion of Insufficiently Active 13-year-old Girls?

  • Added on July 7, 2012

Introduction It is strongly recommended to use objective measurements for the assessment of physical activity among children and adolescents. However, as some activities such as bicycling/inline skating/scooter are incorrectly recorded by accelerometer, assisting methods are needed to obtain correct data. The aim of the study was to examine ...

Accelerometer-Derived Physical Activity in Preschoolers: A G-Force Histogram Analysis

  • Added on July 6, 2012

Introduction Accelerometers have been seen as gold-standard objective tool for monitoring childrens’ habitual physical activity. To become biologically meaningful, the activity levels have generally been estimated on the basis of cut-off points. However, there is a lack of general agreement on how to choose the cut-off points (Bornstein et al., 2011). ...

Are Physical Activity and Fundamental Motor Skills Related at the Age of Four?

  • Added on July 6, 2012

Introduction Research lacks knowledge regarding the intensity of physical activity (PA) that preschool children need for the sufficient fundamental motor skills (FMS) necessary to be physically active (Stodden et al. 2008). This study aims at determining if different intensities of PA and FMS are related at the age of four. Methods ...