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Sandra Silva-Santos, Amanda Santos, Michael Duncan, Susana Vale and Jorge Mota

children accumulate at least 1 h of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) daily ( Tremblay et al., 2012 ). These recommendations go on to explain that children can accumulate PA intermittently throughout the day, and can include light intensity activities such as standing, moving around, and active

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Carla Elane Silva dos Santos, Sofia Wolker Manta, Guilherme Pereira Maximiano, Susana Cararo Confortin, Tânia Rosane Bertoldo Benedetti, Eleonora d’Orsi and Cassiano Ricardo Rech

.2 18.2–24.3  Overweight 239 32.1 30.8–33.2 308.1 295.3–321.1 1.8 1.59–2.14 7.5 6.3–8.8 17.8 15.2–20.5 Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; CI, confidence interval; MVPA, moderate to vigorous physical activity; PA, physical activity. a Low/adequate weight: <27 kg/m 2 and overweight: >27 kg/m 2 . In the

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Jonathan M. Miller, Mark A. Pereira, Julian Wolfson, Melissa N. Laska, Toben F. Nelson and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is a modifiable health behavior that protects against many chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. 1 Adolescence is a critical window during which MVPA declines. 2 This decline occurs earlier among girls than among boys, 2 and nonwhite

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Ruri Famelia, Emi Tsuda, Syahrial Bakhtiar and Jacqueline D. Goodway

minutes of structured physical activity daily, with daily bouts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) due to the association with health ( NASPE, 2009 ). Active Start also highlights that preschoolers should develop FMS competence and have access to safe places to play and be active ( NASPE

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Navin Kaushal, Ryan E. Rhodes, John T. Meldrum and John C. Spence

The health benefits of engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) are well established ( Garber et al., 2011 ; Warburton, Katzmarzyk, Rhodes, & Shephard, 2007 ). Despite these findings, an alarming 85% of North Americans are not meeting the recommended MVPA guidelines for public

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Diana Castaneda-Gameros, Sabi Redwood and Janice L. Thompson

frailty ( Cruz-Jentoft et al., 2010 ). Current PA guidelines advise older adults to engage in at least 150 minutes per week in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in bouts of 10 minutes or more, or in 75 minutes of vigorous PA per week, or a combination of both ( Department of Health, 2011

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Stephanie Mazzucca, Derek Hales, Kelly R. Evenson, Alice Ammerman, Deborah F. Tate, Diane C. Berry and Dianne S. Ward

. SAS macros were used to classify data into sedentary behavior (<25 counts/15 s), light physical activity (25–419 counts/15 s), and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA; ≥420 counts/15 s) using accelerometer cut points developed by Pate et al. 51 Data were summarized at the day level for total

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Lisa M. Barnett, David R. Lubans, Anna Timperio, Jo Salmon and Nicola D. Ridgers

; Slykerman, Ridgers, Stevenson, & Barnett, 2016 ), a longitudinal study has since found that more time in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) as a 3.5-year-old predicted perception of FMS at 5 years old ( Barnett, Salmon, & Hesketh, 2016 ). Interestingly, the same paper also found no cross

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Claudia O. Alberico, J. Aaron Hipp and Rodrigo S. Reis

. Logistic regression models were used to examine the chances of moderate to vigorous physical activities (MVPA) being observed compared with sedentary or light activities (reference), according to gender, day of the week, and neighborhood income. Analyses were conducted in Microsoft Excel 2011 (Redmond, WA

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Rosalie Coolkens, Phillip Ward, Jan Seghers and Peter Iserbyt

The World Health Organization together with the Institute of Medicine recommend at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for children and youth aged 5 to 17 years. 1 , 2 Results of the 2013/2014 cross-national Health Behavior in School-Aged Children study showed that 21