Journal of Physical Activity and Health
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Effect on physical fitness of a 10-year physical activity intervention in primary health care settings.
Interventions in primary health care settings have been effective in increasing physical fitness. In 2001, the Programa de Exercício Físico em Unidades de Saúde (Physical Exercise in Health Primary Care Program-PEHPCP) was launched in Rio Claro City, Brazil. The intervention consisted of biweekly, 6...
Cognitive function during low-intensity walking: a test of the treadmill workstation.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of walking at self-selected speed on an active workstation on cognitive performance. Sixty-six participants (n = 27 males, 39 females; mean age = 21.06 ± 1.6 years) completed a treadmill-desk walking and a seated control condition, separated by 48...
Screen time and physical activity in youth: thief of time or lifestyle choice?
We studied a cross-sectional sample of 6176 10.0-15.9 year olds (53% boys, 12.9 ± 1.5 years) who completed the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Children/Adolescents and reported daily screen time. Differences in total PA and specific elements of PA were examined between groups reporting: < 2 h,...
Validation and comparison of 3 accelerometers for measuring physical activity intensity during nonlocomotive activities and locomotive movem...
We conclude that there were significant differences for most activities in three accelerometers. However, the AT, which uses separate equations for nonlocomotive and locomotive activities, was more accurate for nonlocomotive activities than the LC....
Estimating physical activity in children: impact of pedometer wear time and metric.
The purpose of this study was to provide a practical demonstration of the impact of monitoring frame and metric when assessing pedometer-determined physical activity (PA) in youth. Children (N = 1111) were asked to wear pedometers over a 7-day period during which time worn and steps were recorded ea...
The role of landscape spatial patterns on obesity in Hispanic children residing in inner-city neighborhoods.
Childhood obesity and its comorbidities have become major public health challenges in the US. While previous studies have investigated the roles of land uses and transportation infrastructure on obesity, limited research has examined the influence of landscape spatial patterns. The purpose of this s...
The Environment Can Explain Differences in Adolescents' Daily Physical Activity Levels Living in a Deprived Urban Area: Cross-Sectional Stud...
Evidence suggests that many contemporary urban environments do not support healthy lifestyle choices and are implicated in the obesity pandemic. Middlesbrough, in the northeast of England is one such environment and a prime target for investigation. To measure physical activity (PA) levels in a samp...
Changes in sedentary time and physical activity in response to an exercise training and/or lifestyle intervention.
Individuals may compensate for exercise training by modifying nonexercise behavior (ie, increase sedentary time (ST) and decrease nonexercise physical activity [NEPA]). To compare ST and NEPA during a 12-week exercise training and/or lifestyle intervention. Fifty-seven overweight/obese participants...
The perceived role and influencers of physical activity among pregnant women from low socioeconomic status communities in South Africa.
Facility-based and context-specific interventions to promote physical activity (PA) among pregnant women from economically underprivileged communities remain sparse and undocumented in South Africa. This study aimed to generate information about pregnant women's views and experiences of PA during pr...
Cadence, peak vertical acceleration, and peak loading rate during ambulatory activities: implications for activity prescription for bone hea...
Previous research has reported peak vertical acceleration and peak loading rate thresholds beneficial to bone mineral density (BMD). Such thresholds are difficult to translate into meaningful recommendations for physical activity. Cadence (steps/min) is a more readily interpretable measure of ambula...