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Perception of Recreation Facilities, Urban Green Spaces and Food Retailer: Relationship with Physical Activity and Junk Food Intake

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Nowadays, many researchers have been focused on complex relationship between urban environment attributes and healthy behaviors as physical activity (PA) and dietary intake. However, there are major gaps in our understanding of the way shifts in the physical and social environments affect changes in dietary intake, physical activity patterns ...


ESC Project: The Influence of Strangers in Physical Activity Promotion. A Randomized Pilot Trial

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Notwithstanding the wide spread knowledge about the multiple health benefits associated with regular physical activity (PA), physical inactivity is worrisome and was recently nominated the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality (1). Therefore, programs that promote behavior changes towards PA seem warranted. A rising number of studies have been ...


Goal Orientation, Intrinsic Motivation and Exerted Effort

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Researchers have found that task orientation is positively related to intentions towards physical activity and exerted effort, (Duda & Hall, 2001). However. Mehus (2013) found that ego orientation had a positive impact on effort in a highly competitive environment, wheras task orientation had no impact. This is a follow up study ...



Project PANK: Rationale, Design and Baseline Results of a Multidisciplinary School-Based Intervention in Children with Cardiovascular and Metabolic Risk Factors. A Randomized Controlled Trial.

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Atherosclerosis begins in youth and is related to the presence of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors (CMRF): age, gender, nutrition, physical inactivity, cardiorespiratory fitness (CF), blood pressure (BP), lipids and overweight/obesity. There is strong evidence showing that schools should include nutrition and physical activity (PA) in the curriculum. ...



Relationship Between Objectively Measured Physical Activity and FMS in Children

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Little objective data have examined the effectiveness of physical education (PE) in schools to augment students’ physical activity (PA) level. We believe that PE is one of the most important methods to increase PA among school aged children. Most studies have shown that students spend less than 50% of PE ...


Understanding Adolescent Sedentary Behavior Using Accelerometry and Self-Report

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introductions: Physical inactivity is associated with a higher risk of obesity, type II diabetes, hypertension, stroke, psychological problems, and some cancers (1). Currently there are no recommendations in Ireland for sedentary behaviour (SB), however, Australian guidelines recommend <2hours a day in sedentary screen time (ST) behaviour (2). Purpose: The purpose of ...


Perceived environment and neighbourhood characteristics: What is their relationship with physical activity of heart disease patients not attending cardiac rehabilitation?

  • Presented on May 21, 2014

Purpose: Emerging literature suggests that the environment can impact physical activity levels. To date, however, very little is known about the role of the environment with individuals living with heart disease. The purpose of this study was to objectively measure the physical activity (PA) of individuals with coronary heart disease (...


Free-living accelerometer-determined time spent at or above individualized normal cadence in children by BMI-defined weight status

  • Presented on May 21, 2014

Purpose: The study of children’s free-living cadence (steps/min) is possible using accelerometers capable of recording minute-by-minute step data monitored over several days. The objective of this study was to determine free-living accelerometer- determined time at or above GAITRite-assessed individualized normal cadence in children categorized by BMI as normal ...