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Jourdin Barkman, Karin Pfeiffer, Allie Diltz and Wei Peng


Replacing sedentary time with physical activity through new generation exergames (eg, XBOX Kinect) is a potential intervention strategy. The study’s purpose was to compare youth energy expenditure while playing different exergames in single- vs. multiplayer mode.


Participants (26 male, 14 female) were 10 to 13 years old. They wore a portable metabolic analyzer while playing 4 XBOX Kinect games for 15 minutes each (2 single-, 2 multiplayer). Repeated-measures ANOVA (with Bonferroni correction) was used to examine player mode differences, controlling for age group, sex, weight status, and game.


There was a significant difference in energy expenditure between single player (mean = 15.4 ml/kg/min, SD = 4.5) and multiplayer mode (mean = 16.8 ml/kg/min, SD = 4.7). Overweight and obese participants (mean = 13.7 ml/kg/min, SD = 4.2) expended less energy than normal weight (mean = 17.8 ml/kg/min, SD = 4.5) during multiplayer mode (d = 0.93).


Player mode, along with personal factors such as weight status, may be important to consider in energy expenditure during exergames.

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Martyn Standage, Lauren Sherar, Thomas Curran, Hannah J. Wilkie, Russell Jago, Adrian Davis and Charlie Foster

INC grade was assigned in terms of the England Report Card because there are currently no UK guidelines which specify a threshold for sedentary time that can be used as a benchmark. Based on the indicator for the Global Matrix (ie, >2 hour screen time) a D+ was assigned based on the HBSC (2014) 1

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Christine Delisle Nyström, Christel Larsson, Christina Alexandrou, Bettina Ehrenblad, Ulf Eriksson, Marita Friberg, Maria Hagströmer, Anna Karin Lindroos, Gisela Nyberg and Marie Löf

Introduction In children and youth there are numerous studies showing the associations between low levels of physical activity and high amounts of sedentary time with reduced physical and mental health. Therefore, the consolidation of physical activity and sedentary behavior data is important, in

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Debra J. Rose

. Examples included whether moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior are independent or interrelated, whether replacing sedentary time with light-intensity physical activity also provides health benefits, and how much physical activity is really needed to improve health. As Powell

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Yang Liu, Yan Tang, Zhen-Bo Cao, Jie Zhuang, Zheng Zhu, Xue-Ping Wu, Li-Juan Wang, Yu-Jun Cai, Jia-Lin Zhang and Pei-Jie Chen

/unorganized PA at least four times during the past week. Active Transportation C+ 56.3% of Chinese children (aged 9-17 years) walk or bike to school. Sedentary Behaviors F 7.1% of Chinese children (aged 9-17 years) had less than 2 hours of sedentary time (SDT) per day, SDT includes: 1) TV watching 2) using

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Blanca Roman-Viñas, Fabio Zazo, Jesús Martínez-Martínez, Susana Aznar-Laín and Lluís Serra-Majem

Card indicated that less than 50% children and adolescents adhered to the recommended recreational screen time. 2 The purpose of this paper is to update the data on physical activity and sedentary time for children and adolescents since the publication of the 2016 Spanish Report Card. 2 Methods The

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Patty Freedson

( Lee et al., 2018 ). Moreover, they provide examples of how wearable sensor assessment enables examination of the health-related outcomes associations with light-intensity activity, sedentary time, and patterns of activity within and between days that have not been previously possible. Lee et al. also

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Steriani Elavsky, Lenka Knapova, Adam Klocek and David Smahel

. 363.0 ± 486.7 min/week; altogether: 92 ± 118.5 vs. 344.5 ± 406.6; Cohen’s d  = 0.61 ). Significant overall pre/post decrease in hours of sedentary time for both sexes (men: 8.6 ± 2.6 vs. 5.5 ± 1.9 hr/day; women: 8.4 ± 2.4 vs. 5.3 ± 2.1 hr/day; altogether: 8.5 ± 2.5 vs. 5.4 ± 2.0, Cohen’s d  = 1

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Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Sebastian Miranda-Marquez, Kabir P. Sadarangani, Pia Martino-Fuentealba, Carlos Cristi-Montero, Jaime Carcamo-Oyarzun, Pedro Delgado-Floody, Damian Chandia-Poblete, Camila Mella-Garcia, Fernando Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Astrid Von Oetinger, Teresa Balboa-Castillo, Sebastian Peña, Cristobal Cuadrado, Paula Bedregal, Carlos Celis-Morales, Antonio García-Hermoso and Andrea Cortinez-O’Ryan

new strategies should be developed through collaboration between different sectors to maximize effective investments in increasing PA and decreasing sedentary time among children and young people in Chile. Acknowledgments We thank the collaboration of Matias Portela (Ministry of Health, MINSAL), Gilda

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Evelin Mäestu, Merike Kull, Kerli Mooses, Jarek Mäestu, Maret Pihu, Andre Koka, Lennart Raudsepp and Jaak Jürimäe

play and the high levels of, objectively measured context-specific, sedentary behaviour to provide interventions for reducing sedentary time through unstructured/unorganized active play. There was a decline in the grade of Family and Peers grade (from C to D ), which is primarily due to the