Research Database

522 results for "Children"



Habitual Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in a Clinical Sample of Obese Children

  • Published on 10/30/2006

Objective To objectively measure habitual physical activity and sedentary behaviour in a clinical sample of obese children and to compare with age- and sex-matched non-obese controls. DESIGN: Pairwise comparison of obese children matched for age and gender with non-obese controls. Subjects A total of 116 obese children (body mass index (BMI)> ...


Fundamental Movement Skills and Habitual Physical Activity in Young Children

  • Published on 12/2004

Purpose To test for relationships between objectively measured habitual physical activity and fundamental movement skills in a relatively large and representative sample of preschool children. Methods Physical activity was measured over 6 d using the Computer Science and Applications (CSA) accelerometer in 394 boys and girls (mean age 4.2, SD 0.5 yr). Children were ...


Everyday Activity Predicts Bone Geometry in Children: The Iowa Bone Development Study

  • Published on 2004

Purpose Bone adapts to changing mechanical loads by altering the structure appropriately. These adaptations should be evident in the bone cross-sectional area (CSA) and section modulus (Z), indices of axial and bending strength, respectively. In this cross-sectional study, we investigated associations between physical activity, CSA, and Z in 467 young children (...


Differences in Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physical Activity and Obesity Among Caucasians and Non Caucasians in Norway

  • Published on 05/01/2002

Purpose To evaluate the differences between Caucasians and non-Caucasians with regard to cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity and obesity measures. Methods Four hundred and ten 9-year old children and 347 15-year old youths participated in a cross-sectional study as a part of the European Youth Heart Study. The non-Caucasians constituted 17% of the ...


Correlates of Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Preadolescent Youth

  • Published on 08/1999

Objective The purpose of this study was to identify the psychosocial and environmental correlates of objectively measured physical activity behavior in a diverse sample of sixth-grade students. Design Cross-sectional. Participants and Settings One hundred ninety-eight sixth-grade students from 4 public middle schools in Columbia, South Carolina. The study group was 52.0% female, 55.1% ...


Contribution of Timetabled Physical Education to Total Physical Activity in Primary School Children: Cross-Sectional Study

  • Published on 09/13/2003

Participants, Methods, and Results We monitored physical activity during waking hours for seven days using accelerometers (Manufacturing Technology, Fort Walton Beach, FL) in 215 children (120 boys and 95 girls aged 7.0-10.5 (mean 9.0) years) from three schools with different sporting facilities and opportunity for physical education in the curriculum. School 1, a private preparatory ...



Children's Physical Activity: Findings of Accelerometry and GPS Monitoring

  • Published on 04/22/2010

There is growing recognition of the role of the environment in influencing health and health behaviours, and an environment that encourages excess energy intake and reduced energy expenditure is widely considered to be a driving force behind population-wide weight gain. Expert bodies have highlighted the importance of environmental factors on ...