National surveys indicate less than half of college-age students meet physical activity (PA) guidelines (ACHA, 2009). Additionally, 65% of college students are active video game (AVG) players (Jones, 2003). AVGs incorporate PA into game play and could be used to increase PA. A key step in establishing their efficacy as an intervention tool ...
Introduction In México, despite the important issue of obesity and overweight,
little is known regarding the relationship of physical activity and their related health
issues, especially in the adolescent population
Purpose To evaluate in a group of sophomore high school students the amount of
physical activity measured by accelerometry ...
Although objectively measured assessments of Latin social dancing have been previously reported, dance-specific accelerometer value calibrations for the estimation of energy expenditure (EE), step count (SC), and the development of physical activity intensity cut-points have not yet been conducted.
Purpose To value calibrate, cross-validate, and determine the reliability of a ...
Health authorities recommend that schoolchildren should be physically active for at
least 60 minutes every day. The physical activity (PA) level of Norwegian children and
youth with ethnic minority background is not well known.
Purpose The purpose of this study was to monitor the PA level of children and
youth with ...
Active video games or “exergames” (EG) may provide an effective method by which to increase physical activity (PA) levels of sedentary individuals although the energy cost is less than the real version of the sport or activities. However, if already active individuals increased their usage of EG, a resultant displacement ...
Purpose This study investigated the effect of a 16-week physical activity
intervention on physical activity levels in children.
Methods Forty-one boys and girls (mean age = 9.6 ± 1.0 years) were randomized
to either a control (n=17) or intervention (n=24) group. Children randomized to the
intervention group exercised for one hour at least 3 days/...
Participating in regular physical activity has been reported to be associated with health
benefits for children and adolescents. Physical activity (PA) and motor ability (MA)
are interlinked and both aspects are important and essential components for everyday
activities and can influence a child’s general development.
Purpose a) analyse the ...
This study evaluated the predictive validity of three previously published ActiGraph energy expenditure (EE) prediction equations developed for children and adolescents.
A total of 45 healthy children and adolescents (mean age: 13.7 +/- 2.6 yr) completed four 5-min activity trials (normal walking, brisk walking, easy running, and fast running) in an ...
Accelerometers are recognized as a valid and objective tool to assess free-living physical activity. Despite the widespread use of accelerometers, there is no standardized way to process and summarize data from them, which limits our ability to compare results across studies. This paper a) reviews decision rules researchers have ...