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Heidi J. Syväoja, Anna Kankaanpää, Jouni Kallio, Harto Hakonen, Janne Kulmala, Charles H. Hillman, Anu-Katriina Pesonen and Tuija H. Tammelin

.5% 305 13.1% 322 9.9% .21 Mother’s education (tertiary level education) 618 70.9% 301 74.4% 317 67.5% .06 Number of schools 9             Number of classes 84             Abbreviations: GPA, grade point average; MVPA, moderate to vigorous physical activity. a P -values for sex differences ( t test). b

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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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Deirdre Dlugonski, Katrina Drowatzky DuBose and Patrick Rider

used objective tools—global positioning system and accelerometer—to measure the shared physical activity. 28 These parents and older children (8–14 y) engaged in an average of only 2.4 minutes of shared moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during nonschool waking hours per day. 28 This is

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Kenneth E. Powell and Steven N. Blair

insufficient information for a conclusion in the report by the previous Committee in 2008. Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) reduces the risk of excessive weight gain in adults, including pregnant women. In addition to reducing the risk for breast and colon cancer, MVPA reduces the risk for cancer

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Alexandra Valencia-Peris, Joan Úbeda-Colomer, Jorge Lizandra, Carmen Peiró-Velert and José Devís-Devís

with a reduction in body fat and reduced sedentary behavior. 14 – 16 These reviews have also indicated that active gaming achieves moderate levels of physical activity. Some laboratory studies have even shown that active gaming achieves moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) , 17 , 18 although

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Angela Maria Hoyos-Quintero and Herney Andrés García-Perdomo

, between the ages of 1 and 6 years old, whose motor skills correspond to their age and who are not physically challenged in any way. Factors Environmental and sociocultural factors related to the performance of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) such as outdoor play, access to parks, the role of

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André O. Werneck, Evelyn C.A. Silva, Maria R.O. Bueno, Lidyane Z. Vignadelli, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Catiana L.P. Romanzini, Enio R.V. Ronque and Marcelo Romanzini

), whereas breaks were expressed as mean frequency by hour of sedentary behavior (breaks per hour). Covariates Cardiorespiratory fitness, moderate to vigorous physical activity, and somatic maturation were adopted as covariates in this study. Cardiorespiratory fitness was estimated using the Léger shuttle

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Mia A. Schaumberg, Lynne M. Emmerton, David G. Jenkins, Nicola W. Burton, Xanne A.K. Janse de Jonge and Tina L. Skinner

), general and menstrual health history (n = 5), and self-report physical activity levels (n = 8) were assessed. Physical activity was determined as the total weighted minutes of self-reported moderate to vigorous physical activity per week (based on the Active Australia Survey), with vigorous physical

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Jocelyn Kernot, Lucy Lewis, Tim Olds and Carol Maher

-based physical activity intervention for postpartum women, delivered by a Facebook app, in improving (1) accelerometer measured moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and self-reported walking (primary aims) and (2) quality of life, body mass index, sleep, and depressive symptoms (secondary aims). An

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Yuko Hashimoto, Ko Matsudaira, Susumu S. Sawada, Yuko Gando, Ryoko Kawakami, Chihiro Kinugawa, Takashi Okamoto, Koji Tsukamoto, Motohiko Miyachi, Hisashi Naito and Steven N. Blair

; METs, metabolic equivalents. Table  2 shows the quartiles of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA; ≥3 METs) by each participant characteristic. A difference as great as 5000 steps was observed between the average daily step count between the groups with the highest and lowest amount of MVPA