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Jan Seghers, Stijn De Baere, Maïté Verloigne and Greet Cardon

Introduction Despite the many health benefits associated with physical activity (PA) throughout childhood, the majority of children and adolescents in Flanders, the northern Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, do not meet the current guideline of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) per day. 1

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Marianella Herrera-Cuenca, Betty Méndez-Pérez, Maritza Landaeta-Jiménez, Xiomarys Marcano, Evelyn Guilart, Luis Sotillé and Rosalba Romero

are being implemented to solve these problems. 3 Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private initiatives are still successful in promoting sports and physical activity for children and youth in Venezuela. 4 , 5 The purpose of this short article is to summarize the results of the 2018

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Salomé Aubert, Julien Aucouturier, Caroline Ganière, Alicia Fillon, Pauline Genin, Julien Schipman, Benjamin Larras, Corinne Praznoczy, Martine Duclos and David Thivel

Introduction The French Government officially recognises the health benefits of physical activity for children and youth and has supported the development and promotion of national physical activity guidelines since 2002, and their recent renewal in 2016. 1 France’s first Report Card of grades on

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Pairoj Saonuam, Niramon Rasri, Kornkanok Pongpradit, Dyah Anantalia Widyastari and Piyawat Katewongsa

Introduction Studies have documented physical inactivity as one of the major behavioral risk factors of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Thailand. 1 , 2 Thailand’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth revealed only 23.4 percent of Thai children and youth accumulated the

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Vedrana Sember, Shawnda A. Morrison, Gregor Jurak, Marjeta Kovač, Mojca Golobič, Poljanka Pavletić Samardžija, Mojca Gabrijelčič, Marko Primožič, Tjaša Kotar, Janet Klara Djomba and Gregor Starc

Introduction Slovenian national surveillance data on physical fitness of children and youth (SLOfit) 1 show that after almost two decades of decline, the trends of physical fitness started improving after 2010, providing indirect evidence that declining trends of physical activity have been

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Jung-Woo Oh, JungJun Lim, Sang-Hwa Lee, Yu-sun Jin, Bumjo Oh, Chung Gun Lee, Deok Hwan Lee, Eun-Young Lee, Han Joo Lee, Hyon Park, Hyun Joo Kang, Justin Y. Jeon, Mi-Seong Yu, Sang-Hoon Suh, SeJung Park, So Jung Lee, Soo Jung Park, Wook Song, Yewon Yu, Yoonkyung Song, Youngwon Kim and Yeon Soo Kim

Introduction In an effort to join the global movement to promote physical activity among young people, South Korea developed its first Report Card (RC) on Physical Activity for Children and Youth in 2016 as part of the Global Matrix 2.0. 1 The 2018 South Korea RC has been developed as part of the

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Geoffrey M. Hudson and Kyle Sprow

Physical activity is important for prevention and management of numerous chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. 1 – 3 People with higher levels of physical activity have lower all-cause mortality, improved immune function, and better recovery from upper respiratory

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Jorge Mota, Rute Santos, Manuel João Coelho-e-Silva, Armando M. Raimundo and Luís B. Sardinha

Introduction In 2016 we presented the first Portuguese Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, based on available data from 2010 to 2016. Meantime, new data has emerged and there is a need to update the evidence. Therefore, the current report aims at describing the main results of

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Susana Andrade, Angélica Ochoa-Avilés, Wilma Freire, Natalia Romero-Sandoval, Daniel Orellana, Teodoro Contreras, José Luis Pillco, Jessica Sacta, Diana Andrade Muñoz, Patricia Ramírez, Miguel Martin and Silvana Donoso

Introduction International initiatives like the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) have emerged to support monitoring and surveillance of physical activity, physical fitness, sedentary behavior and its social and environmental influences among children and adolescents. 1 , 2 The

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Arunas Emeljanovas, Brigita Mieziene, Rita Gruodyte-Raciene, Saulius Sukys, Renata Rutkauskaite, Laima Trinkuniene, Natalija Fatkulina and Inga Gerulskiene

Introduction Research reveals worsening trends for physical activity (PA) and physical fitness in Lithuanian school-aged children. 1 , 2 Lithuanian youth are among the least active in the context of other European countries. 1 School-aged children’s physical fitness is constantly declining, with