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Is walking to school associated with improved metabolic health?
BackgroundActive commuting to/from school is an important source of physical activity that has been declining over the past years. Although it is an affordable and simple way of increasing physicalExpand
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Inquérito Alimentar Nacional e de Atividade Física, IAN-AF 2015-2016: relatório de resultados
Consorcio: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto (Carla Lopes, Milton Severo, Andreia Oliveira); Instituto de Saude Publica da Universidade do Porto (Elisabete Ramos, Sofia Vilela);Expand
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Cardiorespiratory fitness, but not physical activity, is associated with academic achievement in children and adolescents
Abstract Background: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and physical activity (PA) seem to have positive effects on academic achievement (AA), although in most studies, objective methods of assessmentExpand
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Parental physical activity, safety perceptions and children’s independent mobility
BackgroundParents are likely to be a basic influence on their children's behavior. There is an absence of information about the associations between parents' physical activity and perception ofExpand
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Which social support and psychological factors are associated to active commuting to school?
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the association between self-efficacy, enjoyment, and volitional control with active commuting, as well as to analyze the impact of social supportExpand
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Independent mobility and its relationship with moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in middle-school Portuguese boys and girls.
BACKGROUND The exact relation between objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and independent mobility in children has yet to be fully defined. The objective of this studyExpand
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Appendicular fat mass is positively associated with femoral neck bone mineral density in older women
ObjectiveIn this study, we examined the relationships between body fat accumulation and distribution and bone mineral density (BMD) in older women. MethodsA total of 100 healthy white women (mean ±Expand
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Cardiorespiratory fitness, but not central obesity or C-reactive protein, is related to liver function in obese children.
UNLABELLED Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most frequent complications associated with excess adiposity. Its pathogenesis is complex and there are multiple factors that mayExpand
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Active commuting to school in Portuguese adolescents: Using PALMS to detect trips
Abstract The declining levels of physical activity (PA) have led to active commuting to school (ACS) being seen as a key strategy to increase PA levels in school-aged children. In Portugal, no dataExpand
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