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Ana Torres-Costoso, Dimitris Vlachopoulos, Esther Ubago-Guisado, Asunción Ferri-Morales, Iván Cavero-Redondo, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaino and Luis Gracia-Marco

improved skeletal status assessed by QUS was associated with sports participation. Additionally, Yung et al ( 44 ) observed that regular participation in weight-bearing exercise significantly increases QUS parameters. However, the validity of QUS parameters for monitoring bone health in adolescents

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Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Lori Dithurbide, Alison Ede, Karl Erickson, Blair Evans, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Eric Martin and Kathleen Wilson

that were positively associated with physical activity at all three time points were parent support, rating by the parent of the child’s physical activity, time spent outdoors on weekends, the child’s sports participation, intramural activities present at the school, and the number of community

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Kim Gammage, Desi McEwan, Lori Dithurbide, Alison Ede, Karl Erickson, Blair Evans, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Eric Martin and Kathleen Wilson

Hispanic girls. Among boys, home media equipment and sports participation varied by ethnicity/race. Participating in sports was a positive correlate for white, African American, and Hispanic boys but not for Asian boys. The availability of home media equipment was negatively associated with physical

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Bronagh McGrane, Danielle Powell, Sarahjane Belton and Johann Issartel

individual sex differences in habitual PA and sports participation at this age ( Barnett et al., 2010 ; O’Brien et al., 2015b ). Van Beurden, Zask, Barnett, and Dietrich ( 2002 ) further reinforce this point in their study by pinpointing the participation in different sporting activities as the reason for

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Tamara May, Nicole Rinehart, Lisa Barnett, Trina Hinkley, Jane McGillivray, Helen Skouteris, Delwyne Stephens and Debra Goldfinch

based interventions for children with ASD. Sports participation can provide benefits beyond increased physical activity and improved FMS, such as improved psychological health and social functioning due to the social aspects of participation ( Eime, Young, Harvey, Charity, & Payne, 2013 ). Hence

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Rose M. Angell, Stephen A. Butterfield, Shihfen Tu, E. Michael Loovis, Craig A. Mason and Christopher J. Nightingale

. Therefore, children that gain excessive body fat may slowly reduce their overall sports participation, including baseball and softball. Such systematic withdrawal from these sports would have an adverse impact on development of a somewhat specialized skill such as striking. Clearly, more study is needed

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Marco Van Brussel, Bart C. Bongers, Erik H.J. Hulzebos, Marcella Burghard and Tim Takken

unnecessary use of the CPET. Information regarding patient history; clinical status (eg, pulmonary function tests, resting electrocardiogram, blood tests); the level of habitual physical activity and sports participation; exercise-related complaints and symptoms; and any clinical contraindications for the

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Rachael C. Stone, Zina Rakhamilova, William H. Gage and Joseph Baker

Indicators Research, 126 ( 1 ), 443 – 465 . doi:10.1007/s11205-015-0887-8 10.1007/s11205-015-0887-8 Downward , P.M. , & Rasciute , S. ( 2011 ). Does sport make you happy? An analysis of the well-being derived from sports participation . International Review of Applied Economics, 25 ( 3 ), 331

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Nathanial J. Kapsal, Theresa Dicke, Alexandre J.S. Morin, Diego Vasconcellos, Christophe Maïano, Jane Lee and Chris Lonsdale

youth . Appl Physiol Nutr Metab . 2016 ; 41 : S197 – S239 . doi:10.1139/apnm-2015-0663 27306431 10.1139/apnm-2015-0663 8. Perkins DF , Jacobs JE , Barber BL , Eccles JS . Childhood and adolescent sports participation as predictors of participation in sports and physical fitness activities

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Ammar Nebigh, Mohamed Elfethi Abed, Rihab Borji, Sonia Sahli, Slaheddine Sellami, Zouhair Tabka and Haithem Rebai

(LM) in both adults and children ( 27 , 39 ), especially when sports participation is initiated before pubertal onset ( 5 , 40 ). In this context, it has been reported that prepubertal volleyball and basketball players demonstrated higher bone mass and LM than sedentary boys ( 5 , 40 ). Similar