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338 results for "Sedentary Behavior"

Associations Between Sedentary Behavior and Motor Coordination in Children

  • Presented on 23 October 2012

Aim This study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between objectively measured sedentary behavior (SB) and motor coordination in Portuguese children, accounting for physical activity, accelerometer wear time, waist-to-height ratio, and mother's education level. Methods A cross-sectional school-based study was conducted on 213 children (110 girls and 103 boys) aged 9-10 in the ...



Validity of Two Wearable Monitors to Estimate Breaks From Sedentary Time

  • Added on December 3, 2012

Investigations using wearable monitors have begun to examine how sedentary time behaviors influence health. Purpose The objective of this study is to demonstrate the use of a measure of sedentary behavior and to validate the activPAL (PAL Technologies Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland) and ActiGraph GT3X (Actigraph, Pensacola, FL) for estimating ...



Ambulatory Monitoring and Sedentary Behaviour: A Population-Health Perspective

  • Published on November 2012

Opportunities for sedentary-behaviour research using device-based measures are proposed, addressing four main topics: first, there is an explanation of how sedentary behaviours can most usefully be understood, emphasizing how they are distinct from lack of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (the major focus of current national and international public-health guidelines), together with ...


Prolonged Sedentary Time and Physical Activity in Workplace and Non-Work Contexts: A Cross-Sectional Study of Office, Customer Service and Call Centre Employees

  • Published on October 2012

Background To examine sedentary time, prolonged sedentary bouts and physical activity in Australian employees from different workplace settings, within work and non-work contexts. Methods A convenience sample of 193 employees working in offices (131), call centres (36) and customer service (26) was recruited. Actigraph GT1M accelerometers were used to derive percentages of time ...


Urban–Rural Contrasts in Fitness, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behaviour in Adolescents

  • Published on 2012

Research considering physical activity (PA), physical inactivity and health outcomes among urban and rural youth has produced equivocal findings. This study examined PA, physical inactivity, sedentary behaviours and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in adolescents from urban and rural communities in the Portuguese Midlands. The sample included 362 adolescents (165 males, 197 females) of 13–16 years ...


Effect of a Family Focused Active Play Intervention on Sedentary Time and Physical Activity in Preschool Children

  • Published on 2012

Background Early childhood provides a window of opportunity for the promotion of physical activity. Given the limited effectiveness of interventions to date, new approaches are needed. Socio-ecological models suggest that involving parents as intervention targets may be effective in fostering healthier lifestyles in children. This study describes the effectiveness of ...