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Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence: a powerful marker of health
This review aims to summarize the latest developments with regard to physical fitness and several health outcomes in young people. The literature reviewed suggests that (1) cardiorespiratory fitnessExpand
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Accelerometer Data Collection and Processing Criteria to Assess Physical Activity and Other Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Practical Considerations
We compile and classify existing studies assessing sedentary time, physical activity, energy expenditure, or sleep using the ActiGraph GT3X/+ through data collection and processing criteria to improve data comparability and provide age-specific practical considerations. Expand
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Relations of total physical activity and intensity to fitness and fatness in children: the European Youth Heart Study.
BACKGROUND It is unclear how the amount and intensity of physical activity (PA) are associated with cardiovascular fitness (CVF) and body fatness in children. OBJECTIVE We aimed to examine theExpand
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Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in European adolescents: the HELENA study.
The authors' aim in this cross-sectional study was to characterize levels of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in adolescents from 9 European countries. The study comprisedExpand
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High Cardiovascular Fitness Is Associated with Low Metabolic Risk Score in Children: The European Youth Heart Study
The aim of the present study was to examine the associations of cardiovascular fitness (CVF) with a clustering of metabolic risk factors in children, and to examine whether there is a CVF levelExpand
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Physical fitness levels among European adolescents: the HELENA study
Objective To report sex- and age-specific physical fitness levels in European adolescents. Methods A sample of 3428 adolescents (1845 girls) aged 12.5–17.49 years from 10 European cities in Austria,Expand
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Field-based fitness assessment in young people: the ALPHA health-related fitness test battery for children and adolescents
The present study summarises the work developed by the ALPHA (Assessing Levels of Physical Activity) study and describes the procedures followed to select the tests included in the ALPHAExpand
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The intriguing metabolically healthy but obese phenotype: cardiovascular prognosis and role of fitness.
AIMS Current knowledge on the prognosis of metabolically healthy but obese phenotype is limited due to the exclusive use of the body mass index to define obesity and the lack of information onExpand
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Concurrent validity of a modified version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-A) in European adolescents: The HELENA Study
Introduction:The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was developed to measure health-enhancing physical activity in adult populations. This study explores the concurrent validity ofExpand
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Short sleep duration is associated with increased obesity markers in European adolescents: effect of physical activity and dietary habits. The HELENA study
Background:Adequate sleep is a critical factor for adolescent's health and health-related behaviors.Objective:(a) to describe sleep duration in European adolescents from nine countries, (b) to assessExpand
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