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338 results for "Sedentary Behavior"

Meeting new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years and associations with adiposity among toddlers living in Edmonton, Canada

  • Added on July 30, 2018

Background: Canada has recently released guidelines that include toddler-specific recommendations for physical activity, screen-based sedentary behaviour, and sleep. This study examined the proportions of toddlers meeting the new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years) and associations with body mass index (BMI) z-scores in a sample from ...



Correlates of accelerometer-assessed physical activity and sedentary time among adults with type 2 diabetes

  • Published on Nov 9, 2017

Objectives: The aims of this study were to describe the volume and patterns of objectively assessed sedentary behavior, light intensity physical activity (LPA) and moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), and to examine socio-demographic correlates, among adults living with type 2 diabetes. Methods: Participants (n = 166) wore an accelerometer (Actigraph® GT3X+) for seven ...


Changing physical activity behavior for people with multiple sclerosis: protocol of a randomized controlled feasibility trial (iStep-MS)

  • Published on Nov 15, 2017

Introduction: Although physical activity may reduce disease burden, fatigue and disability, and improve quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), many people with MS are physically inactive and spend significant time in sedentary behavior. Behavior change interventions may assist people with MS to increase physical activity and reduce ...


Effect of ActiGraph’s low frequency extension for estimating steps and physical activity intensity

  • Published on Nov 20, 2017

Abstract: This study examined the effects of the ActiGraph's (AG) low-frequency extension (LFE) filter on steps and physical activity classification in the free-living environment. Thirty-four African-American women (age, 24.5±5.2 years; BMI, 24.9±4.5 kg/m2) had daily activity measured simultaneously with an AG-GT3X+ accelerometer and a New Lifestyles NL-800 pedometer for seven ...


Different autonomic responses to occupational and leisure time physical activities among blue-collar workers

  • Published on Nov 24, 2017

Purpose: The differential effect of occupational and leisure time physical activity on cardiovascular health is termed the physical activity health paradox. Cardiac autonomic modulation could bring insights about the underlying mechanism behind this differential effect. The aim was to compare heart rate variability (HRV) during different activities (sitting, standing and ...



Changes in Physical Activities and Body Composition after Roux-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Published on December 22, 2017

PURPOSE Given the importance of physical activities for health outcomes, it is still unclear whether bariatric surgery per se and the standard care after surgery would result in an increase of physical activity level. This study aimed to determine physical activities preoperatively and at 6 and 12 months postoperatively among female patients ...



The role of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in mediating the relationship between central adiposity and immunometabolic profile in postmenopausal women.

  • Published on Aug 2017

Objectives: To analyze the role of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in mediating the relationship between central adiposity and immune and metabolic profile in postmenopausal women. Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional study comprising 49 postmenopausal women (aged 59.26 ± 8.32 years) without regular physical exercise practice. Body composition was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Fasting blood ...