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GIS Environmental Determinants of Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Intervention Uptake in Children

  • Presented on 03/01/2011

Background Although physical activity fosters healthy development among children (such as reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as promoting positive mental well-being), less than half of children meet national physical activity guidelines. The accumulating research indicates that neighborhood environmental characteristics (e.g. access to walking destinations and community ...

Physical Activity Levels During Structured PA Sessions in Flemish Preschools

  • Presented on 2009

Introduction Since low levels of PA may predispose children to obesity in later life, it is important to promote PA beginning as early as in preschool age. Structured PA sessions can be an important contributor to daily PA. In Flanders virtually all children attend preschool and preschools are obliged to ...

Weekday and Weekend Physical Activity Patterns in Overweight Thai Adolescents

  • Added on August 12, 2010

Introduction No previous studies about the Thai adolescent’s physical activity patterns using accelerometers have been published, aiming at planning and implementing effective health intervention programs for weight management in Thailand. Objectives To describe differences in physical activity patterns, measured by accelerometers across weekdays and weekend days, in overweight secondary-school ...