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Peter T. Katzmarzyk and Amanda E. Staiano

Physical activity guidelines for children and youth typically focus on increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels. The current guidelines are relatively harmonized across countries and call for at least 60 minutes of MVPA daily in school-aged children. 1 , 2 In recent years

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Izzeldin Ibrahim, Eiman Al Hammadi, Suzan Sayegh, Lena Zimmo, Jwaher Al Neama, Husam Rezeq, Abdulla Saeed Al-Mohannadi and Al Anoud Al-Thani

. Qatar National Physical Activity Guidelines (NPAG-Q) . 2014 . http://www.namat.qa/NamatImages/Publications/75/QATAR%20PA%20GUIDLINE%20ENGLISH.PDF . Accessed May 21, 2015. 25249761 8. Al-Thani M , Al-Thani A , Alyafei S , et al . Prevalence of physical activity and sedentary-related behaviors

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Buffie Longmire-Avital, Takudzwa Madzima and Elyse Bierut

physical activity guidelines . Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/prevention/policies_practices/physical_activity/guidelines.htm Doamekpor , L.A. , & Dinwiddie , G.Y. ( 2015 ). Allostatic load in foreign-born and US-born blacks: Evidence from the 2001-2010 National Health and Nutrition

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MinKyoung Song, Robert F. Corwyn, Robert H. Bradley and Julie C. Lumeng

to the release of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 6 ; thus, the questions used for measuring parents’ own physical activity used in this study might underestimate parents’ physical activity levels respective to the more recent minimum guidelines. Finally, because NICHD SECCYD data

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Ellen Freiberger, Elisabeth Rydwik, Astrid Chorus, Erwin Tak, Christophe Delecluse, Federico Schena, Nina Waaler, Bob Laventure and Nico van Meeteren

and evidenced-based interventions into practice ( Glasgow & Chambers, 2012 ; Kessler & Glasgow, 2011 ). The importance of dissemination (and implementation) of physical activity guidelines has only emerged during the last half century, and only in 2011 the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan was

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

, Mäestu J , Riso E-M , Hannus A , Mooses M , Kaasik P , Kull M . Different methods yielded two-fold difference in compliance with physical activity guidelines on school days . PLoS One . 2016 ; 11 ( 3 ): e0152323 . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152323 27015099 10.1371/journal.pone.0152323 3

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Albert R. Mendoza, Kate Lyden, John Sirard, John Staudenmayer, Catrine Tudor-Locke and Patty S. Freedson

; Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2018 ; US Department of Health and Human Services, 2018 ). Dissemination of these recommendations has led to a heightened awareness of the importance and value of PA monitoring as a strategy for health promotion and chronic disease management. As a result

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Ali Brian, Sally Taunton, Chelsee Shortt, Adam Pennell and Ryan Sacko

, domestic life, occupation, and recreation ( Wareham, van Sluijs, & Ekelund, 2005 ). Current recommendations provided by the World Health Organization ( 2010 ) and the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee ( 2008 ) suggest that children should engage in 60 min of daily moderate

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Pedro J. Teixeira, Adilson Marques, Carla Lopes, Luís B. Sardinha and Jorge A. Mota

’s physical activity guidelines . Prev Med . 2015 ; 81 : 333 – 338 . PubMed ID: 26449407 doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.09.018 26449407 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.09.018 14. Baptista F , Santos DA , Silva AM , et al . Prevalence of the Portuguese population attaining sufficient physical activity . Med Sci

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Eduardo L. Caputo, Paulo H. Ferreira, Manuela L. Ferreira, Andréa D. Bertoldi, Marlos R. Domingues, Debra Shirley and Marcelo C. Silva

-time physical activity have better prognosis in terms of pain, disability, and quality of life than those who fail to maintain adequate levels of physical activity. 11 , 12 People who meet the physical activity guidelines proposed by the World Health Organization (at least 75 min of vigorous-intensity physical