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AIM Identifying factors that influence children's and adolescents' participation in physical activity (PA), as well as their physical fitness (PF), is essential for the development of effective intervention strategies. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare influential socio-demographic factors that affect PA such as socio-economic status(More)
Motorische Leistungsfähigkeit und körperlich-sportliche Aktivität sind wesentliche Bestandteile einer gesunden Entwicklung im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Die Diagnose von motorischer Leistungsfähigkeit und körperlich-sportlicher Aktivität unterliegt jedoch bisher keinen standardisierten Kriterien, darüber hinaus liefern die untersuchten Stichproben kein(More)
This study investigated whether a 21.1 km (half-marathon) or a 42.195 km (marathon) run modulates DNA damage, antioxidant capacity in lymphocytes and plasma, and the immune system in healthy hobby runners. Ten and 12 volunteers who completed the Baden-Marathon race in Karlsruhe with a running distance of 21.1 km and 41.195 km, respectively, were assessed 10(More)
The aim of this study was to gain insights into the relationship between developmental coordination disorder, peer problems, and behavioral problems in school-aged children where both internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems were considered. We assumed that the relationship between developmental coordination disorder and(More)
Acute and regular exercise as well as physical activity (PA) is related to well-being and positive affect. Recent studies have shown that even daily, unstructured physical activities increase positive affect. However, the attempt to achieve adherence to PA or exercise in inactive people through public health interventions has often been unsuccessful. Most(More)
Der Beitrag beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, welchen langfristigen Nutzen sportliche Aktivität im Erwachsenenalter auf die körperliche Leistungsfähigkeit und den subjektiven sowie objektiven Gesundheitszustand haben kann. Sind Personen, die regelmäßig und durchgehend Sport treiben, gesünder und fitter als die jenigen, die erst später mit der sportlichen(More)
Ernährung und Bewegung im frühen Kindesalter beeinflussen die gesunde Entwicklung und das Wohlbefinden des Kindes. Das Netzwerk „Gesund ins Leben – Netzwerk Junge Familie“, ein Projekt von „IN FORM – Deutschlands Initiative für gesunde Ernährung und mehr Bewegung“, entwickelte Empfehlungen für die Ernährung und Bewegung von Kindern von 1–3 Jahren.(More)
The aim of the ‘Motorik-Modul’ (MoMo Basiserhebung, www.motorik-modul.de ) was to establish prevalence measurements on physical fitness and physical activity in German children and adolescents and to identify differences between age groups and genders. A total of 4,529 children and adolescents between the ages of 4–17 years from 167 cities across all states(More)
Physical fitness can serve as a means to enhance cognitive functioning by modulating particular aspects of brain functioning. However, mechanisms underlying this modulating effect remain widely unresolved. To examine the impact and to clarify the mechanisms of physical fitness training in a young and healthy population, it was investigated whether an(More)
The Motorik-Modul (MoMo) Longitudinal Study aims to contribute to long-term improvement in the health of German children and adolescents by focusing on: (i) the development of physical fitness and physical activity (including period effects); (ii) the individual and physical/social environmental determinants of the development of physical fitness and(More)