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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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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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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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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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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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Xiangli Gu, Senlin Chen and Xiaoxia Zhang

 = body mass index; SES = socioeconomic status; MVPA = moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. All the sociodemographic variables were controlled in the models and only significant predictors are presented in the final regression models. * p  < .05; ** p  < .01. Discussion The results of this study

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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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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

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Marie H. Murphy, Angela Carlin, Catherine Woods, Alan Nevill, Ciaran MacDonncha, Kyle Ferguson and Niamh Murphy

between physical activity and reduced symptoms of stress 23 , 24 and fewer reports of poor mental health. 24 Much of this has been in North American populations and focused on vigorous physical activity as opposed to health-enhancing moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Given the low

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Emily M. D’Agostino, Sophia E. Day, Kevin J. Konty, Michael Larkin, Subir Saha and Katarzyna Wyka

Research has shown that decreases in health-related fitness (fitness) may increase school absenteeism. 1 , 2 The fitness-physical activity association is well established, 3 including an improved cardiometabolic risk profile in youth who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. 4