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Salomé Aubert, Julien Aucouturier, Jeremy Vanhelst, Alicia Fillon, Pauline Genin, Caroline Ganière, Corinne Praznoczy, Benjamin Larras, Julien Schipman, Martine Duclos and David Thivel

Despite concerted efforts to promote physical activity and the development of strategies to reduce sedentary time, scientific data continue to reveal insufficient levels of physical activity 1 – 5 and increasing time devoted to sedentary behaviors 1 , 4 , 6 – 8 among children and youth

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Giovanni Mario Pes, Maria Pina Dore, Alessandra Errigo and Michel Poulain

Human longevity is a multifaceted trait likely due to numerous interacting causes ( Christensen & Vaupel, 1996 ). Among the modifiable factors that have been associated with longer survival, persistent physical activity plays an important role ( Lissner, Bengtsson, Björkelund, & Wedel, 1996

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Mallory S. Kobak, Andrew Lepp, Michael J. Rebold, Hannah Faulkner, Shannon Martin and Jacob E. Barkley

Participation in sedentary behavior in lieu of physical activity has been associated with an increased risk of overweight and obesity in children ( 1 , 21 , 22 , 28 , 30 ). This association is the impetus behind the large number of scientific studies that have sought to better understand children

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Rebekka Pomiersky, Bastian Abel, Christian Werner, André Lacroix, Klaus Pfeiffer, Martina Schäufele and Klaus Hauer

Positive effects of physical activity (PA) on health outcomes, such as the prevention of stroke, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and depression, are well documented for the older population ( Chodzko-Zajko et al., 2009 ). Sedentary, multimorbid persons with dementia (PwD) represent a high

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Kimberly A. Clevenger, Michael J. Wierenga, Cheryl A. Howe and Karin A. Pfeiffer

The importance of physical activity (PA) for children and adolescents is well known, as there are physical and psychosocial short- and long-term benefits ( Berenson & Srnivasan, 2005 ; Janssen & LeBlanc, 2010 ; Katzmarzyk et al., 2016 ; Strong et al., 2005 ). The U.S. government has called on

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Tomoki Oshikawa, Gen Adachi, Hiroshi Akuzawa, Yu Okubo and Koji Kaneoka

the surface layer of trunk and produce a large torque for trunk movement. The co-activation of local and global muscles improves lumbar spine stabilization. 3 , 4 Recent research on trunk muscles provides a lot of evidence on electromyographic (EMG) activity of local muscles, especially the quadratus

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Komeil Dashti Rostami, Aynollah Naderi and Abbey Thomas

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury occurs frequently during athletic activity, precipitating numerous immediate and long-term consequences such as pain, disability, and ultimately joint degeneration. 1 In many individuals with ACL injury, altered movement patterns have been demonstrated

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Marianne Jover, Mathilde Cellier and Celine Scola

vocalizing, as well as imitation and general motor activity ( Trevarthen, 1986 ). However, the contribution of motor behavior to early communication and its development has seldom been studied. According to Thelen ( 1981 ), very early on, the repetitive nature of infants’ rhythmic movements lends them a

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Tyler Prochnow, Thabo J. van Woudenberg and Megan S. Patterson

Physical activity (PA) has been linked to many positive health outcomes (eg, disease prevention, improved mental health) and is critical in physical and social development throughout childhood and adolescence. 1 The World Health Organization recommends adolescents attain at least 60 minutes of

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Heather Hayes Betz, Joey C. Eisenmann, Kelly R. Laurson, Katrina D. DuBose, Mathew J. Reeves, Joseph J. Carlson and Karin A. Pfeiffer

, 26 ) and between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure ( 2 , 28 , 49 ). Physical activity, a cornerstone in the prevention and treatment of obesity and cardiovascular disease, has been shown to be inversely related to fatness in both children and adults ( 16 ), but the relationship between