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Sedentary/Light Behavior and Obesity

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Prevalence of overweight and obesity, highly sedentary behaviors (SB) and a lack of physical activity (PA) among young children and adolescent are a major public concern. They are important risk factors for many chronic diseases such as diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. However evidence has shown that most children and ...


Gender Differences Between Objectively and Subjectively Measured Physical Activity and Health in Elderly Individuals

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Recognizing the need to accurately measure physical activity in elderly individuals and its relation with health parameters, the aim this study was to explore the relationships between objectively and subjectively measured physical activity (PA) and health parameters related to cardiovascular health in both genders. Materials and Methods: In a ...


Movement During Sedentary Time is Associated with Cardio-Metabolic Outcomes

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Studies have shown that more sedentary time is associated with adverse health effects and increased mortality risk. However, during sedentary time the degree of movement of the upper body can differ between individuals and this could be a relevant aspect of sedentary behavior. Whether movement during sedentary time is ...


Physical Activity Levels of Adults and Seniors with Intellectual Disability

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have low physical activity (PA) levels (PAL) and daily energy expenditure (DEE)(1;2). Aging process begins earlier in adults with ID(3). Nowadays it is possible to assess PAL, intensity, steps and DEE objectively through accelerometry in this population(4). Purpose: To analyze the PAL of adults (...


The Effect of a Lifestyle Intervention Program on Physical Activity Level and Step Counts in Older Latina Women

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Older Latinas are particularly vulnerable for unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and the resultant chronic diseases. Physical activity (PA), along with other different behaviors, is an important component of health. The Federal Government of the United States recommends that every adult should accumulate at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to ...


Energy Intake and Energy Expenditure Assessment of Male Adolescent Academy-Level Football Players

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

The purpose of this study was to provide further insight into the limited amount of data that exists on both the dietary practices and energy expenditure of adolescent academy-level football players. Ten male adolescent football players, representing a professional club at academy level (mean ± SD: 15.4 ± 0.3 years; height 1.7 ± 0.1m; weight 57.8 ± 7.8kg ...


Assessing Health-Related Physical Activity: Does Questionnaire Data Fit Accelerometer Data with Regard to Different Age Groups?

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Assessing the level of physical activity (PA) is highly relevant when talking about health related behavior. Although self-report questionnaires (PAQ) are the most commonly used method for measurement population PA, this type of assessment has limitations. PAQs have to primarily consider the change in PA behavior over lifespan and ...



Patterns of Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in South Asian Women

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: South Asian (SA) women in the United Kingdom (UK) are at high risk for the development of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular health disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes, and the few published studies with these groups indicate low levels of self-reported physical activity (PA). Increasing PA and reducing sedentary ...