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Neighborhoods for Active Kids: study protocol for a cross-sectional examination of neighborhood features and children’s physical activity, active travel, independent mobility and body size

  • Published on Aug 1, 2016

Introduction: New Zealand children's physical activity, including independent mobility and active travel, has declined markedly over recent decades. The Neighbourhoods for Active Kids (NfAK) study examines how neighbourhood built environments are associated with the independent mobility, active travel, physical activity and neighbourhood experiences of children aged 9–12 years in ...


Different Methods Yielded Two-Fold Difference in Compliance with Physical Activity Guidelines on School Days

  • Published on Mar 25, 2016

Introduccion: The aim was to compare the average and the days method in exploring the compliance of children with physical activity guidelines and describe their physical activity patterns in different school day segments. Methods: Physical activity was objectively measured in 472 children aged 6–13 for one school week. Children were compliant ...


Investigating elementary school children’s daily physical activity and sedentary behaviours during weekdays

  • Published on Mar 7, 2016

The purpose of the study was to quantify the contributions of physical education, exergaming (active video games that also are a type of exercise), recess, lunch break and after-school time segments to children’s daily physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Participants were 138 second and third graders (71 girls) who attended 20-min ...


Changes in Individual and Social Environmental Characteristics in Relation to Changes in Physical Activity: a Longitudinal Study from Primary to Secondary School

  • Published on Oct 2016

Purpose: Physical activity (PA) strongly decreases when children make the transition from primary to secondary school. The study aimed to investigate how individual and social environmental factors toward PA changed when children (11–12 years) made the transition from primary to secondary school (13–14 years) and how changes in these factors ...


Gamification of active travel to school: A pilot evaluation of the Beat the Street physical activity intervention

  • Published on May 2016

Beat the Street aims to get children more active by encouraging them to walk and cycle in their neighbourhood using tracking technology with a reward scheme. This pilot study evaluates the impact of Beat the Street on active travel to school in Norwich, UK. Eighty children 8–10 yrs were recruited ...


Places where preschoolers are (in)active: an observational study on Latino preschoolers and their parents using objective measures

  • Published on Feb 29 2016

Background: To combat the disproportionately higher risk of childhood obesity in Latino preschool-aged children, multilevel interventions targeting physical (in) activity are needed. These require the identification of environmental and psychosocial determinants of physical (in) activity for this ethnic group. The objectives were to examine differences in objectively-measured physical activity and ...


Objectively Measured Physical Activity During Physical Education and School Recess and Their Associations With Academic Performance in Youth: The UP&DOWN Study

  • Published on Apr 4, 2017

Background: This study examined the associations of objectively measured physical activity in Physical Education and recess with academic performance in youth. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 1,780 participants aged 6 to 18 years (863 girls). Physical activity was objectively measured by accelerometry and was also classified according to sex- and age specific ...


Does Preschool Physical Activity and Electronic Media Use Predict Later Social and Emotional Skills at 6 to 8 Years? A Cohort Study

  • Published on Apr 4, 2017

Background: Little is known about the associations of preschoolers’ health behaviors with their later psychosocial wellbeing. This study investigates the association of 3- to 5-year-old children’s physical activity and electronic media use with their later social-emotional skills (6-8 years). Methods: Data were collected in 2008–2009 and 2011–2012 for the ...


A non-equivalent group pilot trial of a school-based physical activity and fitness intervention for 10–11 year old english children: born to move

  • Published on Aug 24, 2016

Background: PE lessons are the formal opportunity in schools for promotion of physical activity and fitness. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a pilot PE intervention on physical activity, fitness, and psychosocial outcomes. Methods: Participants were 139 children aged 10–11 years from four schools. For six weeks children in ...


Are We There Yet? Compliance with Physical Activity Standards in YMCA Afterschool Programs

  • Published on Aug 2016

Background: In 2011, the YMCA of the United States adopted physical activity standards for all their afterschool programs (ASPs), which call for children to accumulate 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) while attending YMCA ASPs. The extent to which youth attending YMCA ASPs achieve this standard is unknown. Methods: Using a ...