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Salomé Aubert, Joel D. Barnes, Megan L. Forse, Evan Turner, Silvia A. González, Jakub Kalinowski, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Eun-Young Lee, Reginald Ocansey, John J. Reilly, Natasha Schranz, Leigh M. Vanderloo and Mark S. Tremblay

global prevalence of physical inactivity (ie, not meeting physical activity guidelines) was estimated to be 27.5% for adults (≥18-y-olds) 5 and 81% for youth (11- to 17-y-olds). 6 Given that physical activity habits in childhood tend to track into adulthood, 7 a high prevalence of physical inactivity

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Juana Willumsen and Fiona Bull

global data for younger children. Global recommendations on physical activity for health have been established for 3 population age groups 3 (5–17 y, 18–64 y, and 65 y and older), but prior to 2019, the recommendation did not include children less than 5 years. Early childhood (<5 y) is a period of

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Karin Lobenius-Palmér, Birgitta Sjöqvist, Anita Hurtig-Wennlöf and Lars-Olov Lundqvist

The beneficial effects of physical activity (PA) on health for both children and adults are well known ( Strong et al., 2005 ; World Health Organization [WHO], 2010 ). In parallel, there is emerging evidence that sedentary behavior has an important negative influence on various health indicators

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Dimitrios Poulimeneas, Maria I. Maraki, Eleni Karfopoulou, Yannis Koutras, Stavrie Chrysostomou, Costas A. Anastasiou, Stavros A. Kavouras and Mary Yannakoulia

Recent guidelines strongly recommend high levels of physical activity for retaining weight loss and mitigating weight regain. 1 , 2 Existing evidence suggests that successful postdieters more or less abide by this guidance: maintainers exercise for 30 to 60 minutes per day 3 , 4 and engage in

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Ignacio Perez-Pozuelo, Thomas White, Kate Westgate, Katrien Wijndaele, Nicholas J. Wareham and Soren Brage

Wrist-worn accelerometry has become a feasible option for the objective measurement of physical activity in large-scale epidemiological studies, such as Pelotas birth cohorts, the UK Biobank, and Whitehall II ( da Silva et al., 2014 ; Doherty et al., 2017 ; Menai et al., 2017 ). Additionally

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Maureen R. Weiss, Lindsay E. Kipp, Alison Phillips Reichter, Sarah M. Espinoza and Nicole D. Bolter

This manuscript introduces our comprehensive project evaluating the effectiveness of Girls on the Run , a physical activity-based youth development program. Considerable evidence reveals the many health benefits of regular physical activity for children and youth, including cardiorespiratory

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Maria-Christina Kosteli, Jennifer Cumming and Sarah E. Williams

Physical activity (PA) can prevent many of the negative outcomes associated with aging such as bone loss, risk of cardiovascular disease, and arthritis ( Shephard, 1997 ). It also induces many positive psychological outcomes such as improved mental health and mood ( Sonstroem, Harlow, & Josephs

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Taru Manyanga, Joel D. Barnes, Chalchisa Abdeta, Ade F. Adeniyi, Jasmin Bhawra, Catherine E. Draper, Tarun R. Katapally, Asaduzzaman Khan, Estelle Lambert, Daga Makaza, Vida K. Nyawornota, Reginald Ocansey, Narayan Subedi, Riaz Uddin, Dawn Tladi and Mark S. Tremblay

Evidence from studies conducted mainly in countries with high or very high human development indices (HDIs) show that regular physical activity among children and youth is associated with physical, psychosocial, and cognitive well-being, 1 decreased adiposity, 2 , 3 improved academic achievement

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Meghan Edwards and Paul Loprinzi

associated with AIP, in order to develop and implement the most effective risk reduction strategies. Physical activity has been shown to favorably associate with HDL-C 6 and triglycerides 7 and is well understood to inversely associate with CVD risk. 8 , 9 Recent experimental work has also demonstrated an

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Heidi J. Syväoja, Anna Kankaanpää, Jouni Kallio, Harto Hakonen, Janne Kulmala, Charles H. Hillman, Anu-Katriina Pesonen and Tuija H. Tammelin

raised concerns about the effects of a physically inactive lifestyle on children’s health during maturation and across the lifespan, as physical activity (PA) continues to decrease and sedentary time (ST) continues to increase from childhood to adolescence and adulthood. 5 , 6 The association of a