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Christopher R. Hill, Deborah L. Feltz, Stephen Samendinger, and Karin A. Pfeiffer

health risks highlight the importance of examining variables that could effect increases in childhood PA. The influence of one’s self-efficacy beliefs to overcome barriers shows promise in the physical domain as a common positive correlate with adolescent PA ( Bauman et al., 2012 , Craggs, Corder, van

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Julia Limmeroth and Michaela Raboldt

results in energy expenditure” ( Caspersen et al., 1985 , p. 126), whereas exercise forms a subcategory of PA. The negative consequences of physical inactivity during childhood can be far reaching. PA has short-term positive effects on children’s health (e.g., bone and mental health; Biddle et al., 2019

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MinKyoung Song, Robert F. Corwyn, Robert H. Bradley, and Julie C. Lumeng

Childhood obesity continues to be an epidemic. 1 , 2 Given that low levels of physical activity increase the risk for obesity, 3 , 4 the importance of physical activity among youth cannot be overemphasized. 5 , 6 Unfortunately, despite increased efforts to promote physical activity levels by

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Xavier García-Massó, Adrià Marco-Ahulló, Israel Villarrasa-Sapiña, Julio Álvarez-Pitti, and Jose-Luis Bermejo

; McGraw, McClenaghan, Williams, Dickerson, & Ward, 2000 ; Menegoni et al., 2009 ; Mignardot, Olivier, Promayon, & Nougier, 2010 ; Villarrasa-Sapiña et al., 2016 ). During childhood, the development of the central nervous system and the acquisition of new postural strategies improve postural stability

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Dennis Dreiskaemper, Till Utesch, and Maike Tietjens

, & Jackson, 2010 ), supplemented by a shorter version for middle to late childhood, which assesses the physical self-concept on seven sub-scales, Physical Self-Concept Questionnaire for Children: Dreiskaemper, Tietjens, Honemann, Naul, & Freund, 2015 ). However, there is still a lack of knowledge regarding

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Matthieu P. Boisgontier, Dan Orsholits, Martina von Arx, Stefan Sieber, Matthew W. Miller, Delphine Courvoisier, Maura D. Iversen, Stéphane Cullati, and Boris Cheval

A recent systematic review has demonstrated that adverse childhood experiences, such as neglect and household dysfunction, were associated with 23 health outcomes (eg, depressive symptoms, anxiety, physical inactivity, obesity). 1 While these results highlight the pervasive harms that adverse

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Belinda R. Beck

Puberty ensues when marked alterations in circulating hormones in childhood stimulate dramatic physical and physiological transformations. It is, therefore, small wonder that the body can be observed to respond differently to certain stimuli according to the timing of the provocation in relation to

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Brittany G. Travers, Heather L. Kirkorian, Matthew J. Jiang, Koeun Choi, Karl S. Rosengren, Porter Pavalko, and Paul Jobin

achievement. To this end, the purpose of the present study was to describe age-related changes in children’s paper folding from toddlerhood (18 months) to young school-age (7 years). Paper Folding as an Assessment Tool A number of tasks in childhood and adulthood require paper folding, from making arts and

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Shaunna M. Burke, Jennifer Brunet, Amanda Wurz, Christina Butler, and Andrea Utley

). These negative effects may lessen the likelihood that childhood cancer survivors will participate in health-promoting behaviors ( Ness, Wall, Oakes, Robison, & Gurney, 2006 ). Recent research shows that childhood cancer survivors engage in less physical activity (PA) than their healthy siblings ( Ford

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Chiaki Tanaka, Xanne Janssen, Mark Pearce, Kathryn Parkinson, Laura Basterfield, Ashley Adamson, and John J. Reilly

Childhood obesity is a widespread health and social problem that is still increasing in prevalence in many countries. 1 A previous review of prospective studies concluded that low levels of baseline physical activity (PA) were only weakly or not at all associated with body fat gain. 2 More recent