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Ayse Meydanlioglu and Ayse Ergun

overweight children increased from 4.2% in 2013 to 14.6% in 2016 in Turkey. 6 In recent years, the decrease in participation in physical activities has also become an important problem in addition to the obesity among children. 7 , 8 In Turkey, according to the data of the “Turkey Nutrition and Health

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David R. Paul, Ryan McGrath, Chantal A. Vella, Matthew Kramer, David J. Baer and Alanna J. Moshfegh

The significance of the relationship between physical activity and health has been well documented 1 – 4 and has led to the development of public health efforts to increase physical activity, moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in particular. 5 Similarly, considerable efforts have been

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Sofiya Alhassan, Christine W. St. Laurent, Sarah Burkart, Cory J. Greever and Matthew N. Ahmadi

Obesity-related health behaviors (ORHBs) have been identified as risk factors for increased unhealthy weight gain in preschoolers (2.9–5 y). 1 – 3 ORHBs include low physical activity (PA), obesogenic dietary intake patterns (lower fruit and vegetable consumption, greater consumption of energy

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Cody D. Neshteruk, Deborah J. Jones, Asheley Skinner, Alice Ammerman, Deborah F. Tate and Dianne S. Ward

Physical activity contributes to children’s healthy growth and development in many areas, including bone development, cardiometabolic health, academic performance, social and emotional health, and reduced adiposity. 1 , 2 Despite these benefits many children worldwide fail to meet physical

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Patrick Abi Nader, Evan Hilberg, John M. Schuna, Deborah H. John and Katherine B. Gunter

Few elementary school-aged children (6–11 y old) accumulate the daily recommended levels of physical activity (PA). 1 The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents aged 6–17 years do at least 60 minutes of mostly moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA) daily. 2 The

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Ivan A. Trujillo-Priego, Judy Zhou, Inge F. Werner, Weiyang Deng and Beth A. Smith

exploration may allow more opportunities for learning, and thus be favorable for supporting development ( Thelen & Smith, 1994 ). While the amount and type of practice necessary for learning motor skills in infancy has not been established, more physical activity within the first years of life has been

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Ciarán P. Friel and Carol Ewing Garber

Wearable physical activity monitors (PAMs) have been adopted by vast numbers of people, with almost 100 million devices sold globally in 2016 ( Ubrani, 2017 ). These wearable devices have the ability to collect data and to provide feedback on an array of health variables (e.g., step count, heart

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Guy El Hajj Boutros, José A. Morais and Antony D. Karelis

people to adopt healthy and active lifestyles and prevent many of the deleterious effects of aging. Healthy Aging and Physical Activity Physical activity appears to be an important lifestyle habit in order to achieve healthy aging by promoting independence and increasing the quality of life of older

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Hannah G. Calvert, Matthew T. Mahar, Brian Flay and Lindsey Turner

health-enhancing physical activity (PA). 2 , 3 Research has shown that school-based PA interventions are effective for improving health outcomes and also for improving educationally relevant behavioral outcomes such as time on task 4 – 6 and academic achievement. 7 , 8 To experience optimal health

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Alex V. Rowlands

How active someone is can appear to simply be a matter of personal choice but reflects both external (eg, is there a park nearby?) and biological (eg, how old are they?) determinants. Exploring the extent to which external and biological factors determine physical activity, and how flexible an