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Silvia A. González, Camilo A. Triana, Catalina Abaunza, Laura Aldana, Luis F. Arias-Gómez, Jhael Bermúdez, Diana Marina Camargo Lemos, Juan Camilo Cuya, Daniel D. Cohen, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Iván D. Escobar, Karen Lorena Fajardo, Johnattan García, Rocio Gámez, Julia Andrea Gómez, Yaneth Herazo Beltrán, Maria Jose Lizarazo, Oscar Lozano, Paola Andrea Martínez, Mercedes Mora, Diana C. Páez, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Maria Isabel Rodríguez, Nubia Ruiz, Gustavo Tovar, Julieth Pilar Uriza and Olga L. Sarmiento

.1% of boys and 48.7% of girls are over the low fitness level. 3 Family and Peers INC According to ENSIN 2015, 51.3% of the adults in Colombia met the World Health Organization PA guidelines. 3 Nevertheless, the group of experts considered the available data insufficient to assign a grade to this

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Danielle Louise Nørager Johansen, Bjørn Friis Neerfeldt Christensen, Michael Fester, Børge Koch, Peter Lund Kristensen, Lisbeth Runge Larsen, Jesper Ninn Sandfeld Melcher, Tina Kryger Mondrup, Niels Christian Møller, Jacob Have Nielsen, Maja Pilgaard, Søren Præstholm, Mette Toftager, Jens Troelsen, Lars Østergaard and Thomas Skovgaard

-time organizations and ideally ensures that all children are physically active at least 45 minutes each school day. The Act on Non-formal Education and Democratic Voluntary Activity calls for municipalities to support voluntary associations for children and young people under 25 years of age. The latter legislation

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Frances Bevington, Katrina L. Piercy, Kate Olscamp, Sandra W. Hilfiker, Dena G. Fisher and Elizabeth Y. Barnett

community health coalitions and used a combination of free community events; customized social media messages distributed through targeted ad campaigns; and customized posters and fact sheets distributed to schools, recreational facilities, community health centers, and other local organizations for display

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Sergei Iljukov, Jukka-Pekka Kauppi, Arja L.T. Uusitalo, Juha E. Peltonen and Yorck O. Schumacher

number of countries, was supported by state-run organizations. 2 , 3 There have been indications that in some countries such structures have continued to persist, which has translated to a much higher prevalence of doping compared with other nations. 4 During the history of modern sports, different

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Dawn C. Mackey, Alexander D. Perkins, Kaitlin Hong Tai, Joanie Sims-Gould and Heather A. McKay

inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for premature mortality ( World Health Organization, 2009 ), and it exerts an enormous burden on health care systems ( Ding et al., 2016 ; Lee et al., 2012 ). As the population ages, there is an urgent need to develop physical activity promotion programs for

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Ben Desbrow, Nicholas A. Burd, Mark Tarnopolsky, Daniel R. Moore and Kirsty J. Elliott-Sale

growing tissues and the energy expended to synthesize those tissues ( Torun, 2005 ). The energy deposited in growing tissues is small and has been commonly estimated as 8.6 kJ/g of daily weight gain (e.g., for a 15-year-old male gaining 6 kg/year = ∼140 kJ/day; World Health Organization, 1983 ). The

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Marie H. Murphy, Angela Carlin, Catherine Woods, Alan Nevill, Ciaran MacDonncha, Kyle Ferguson and Niamh Murphy

Index Body mass index (BMI, kg·m −2 ) was calculated using self-reported height and weight. Students were classified as underweight (<18.5), normal weight (18.5 ≤ BMI < 25), overweight (25 ≤ BMI < 30), or obese (≥30) according to World Health Organization references values. 38 Self-Rated Overall Health

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Salomé Aubert, Joel D. Barnes, Chalchisa Abdeta, Patrick Abi Nader, Ade F. Adeniyi, Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Dolores S. Andrade Tenesaca, Jasmin Bhawra, Javier Brazo-Sayavera, Greet Cardon, Chen-Kang Chang, Christine Delisle Nyström, Yolanda Demetriou, Catherine E. Draper, Lowri Edwards, Arunas Emeljanovas, Aleš Gába, Karla I. Galaviz, Silvia A. González, Marianella Herrera-Cuenca, Wendy Y. Huang, Izzeldin A.E. Ibrahim, Jaak Jürimäe, Katariina Kämppi, Tarun R. Katapally, Piyawat Katewongsa, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Asaduzzaman Khan, Agata Korcz, Yeon Soo Kim, Estelle Lambert, Eun-Young Lee, Marie Löf, Tom Loney, Juan López-Taylor, Yang Liu, Daga Makaza, Taru Manyanga, Bilyana Mileva, Shawnda A. Morrison, Jorge Mota, Vida K. Nyawornota, Reginald Ocansey, John J. Reilly, Blanca Roman-Viñas, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Pairoj Saonuam, John Scriven, Jan Seghers, Natasha Schranz, Thomas Skovgaard, Melody Smith, Martyn Standage, Gregor Starc, Gareth Stratton, Narayan Subedi, Tim Takken, Tuija Tammelin, Chiaki Tanaka, David Thivel, Dawn Tladi, Richard Tyler, Riaz Uddin, Alun Williams, Stephen H.S. Wong, Ching-Lin Wu, Paweł Zembura and Mark S. Tremblay

Global Matrix initiative is led by the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA), which is an incorporated not-for-profit organization consisting of researchers, health professionals, and stakeholders who collaborate to advance physical activity in children and youth from around the world. 20 In 2017

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Keith R. Lohse

environment interact to determine motor functioning ( Newell, 1991 ; World Health Organization, 2001 ). We also need to appreciate the diversity of approaches that is required for putting that research into practice ( Woolf, 2008 ). Basic research shapes our theoretical understanding and establishes the

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Yolanda Barrado-Martín, Michelle Heward, Remco Polman and Samuel R. Nyman

Dementia is estimated to affect 46.8 million people worldwide ( Alzheimer’s Disease International, 2015 ), with advancing age being an important contributor to its prevalence ( World Health Organization, 2015 ). Because of increasing life expectancy and the resultant increase in the number of