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Greenspace and children's physical activity: a GPS/GIS analysis of the PEACH project.
OBJECTIVE To quantify the volume and intensity of children's physical activity after school in greenspace and elsewhere. METHODS Data were collected between 2006 and 2008 from 1,307 children agedExpand
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Adolescent patterns of physical activity differences by gender, day, and time of day.
BACKGROUND More information about the physical activity of adolescents is needed. This study used objective measurement to investigate differences in activity patterns related to gender, body massExpand
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Patterns of GPS measured time outdoors after school and objective physical activity in English children: the PEACH project
BackgroundObservational studies have shown a positive association between time outdoors and physical activity in children. Time outdoors may be a feasible intervention target to increase the physicalExpand
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Parent and child physical activity and sedentary time: Do active parents foster active children?
BackgroundPhysical activity has many positive effects on children's health while TV viewing has been associated with adverse health outcomes. Many children do not meet physical activityExpand
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Serious Video Games for Health: How Behavioral Science Guided the Development of a Serious Video Game
Serious video games for health are designed to entertain players while attempting to modify some aspect of their health behavior. Behavior is a complex process influenced by multiple factors, oftenExpand
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Children's active play: self-reported motivators, barriers and facilitators
BackgroundPhysical activity has important benefits for children's physical health and mental wellbeing, but many children do not meet recommended levels. Research suggests that active play has theExpand
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Change in parent and peer support across ages 9 to 15 yr and adolescent girls' physical activity.
  • K. Davison, R. Jago
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Medicine and science in sports and exercise
  • 1 September 2009
PURPOSE To examine change in parent and peer support for girls' physical activity (PA) across ages 9 to 15 yr and assess if girls who remain active during adolescence are differentially exposed toExpand
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Promoting physical activity during school break times: piloting a simple, low cost intervention.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the effectiveness of two interventions on children's physical activity during the 20-min school break. METHODS Children from three schoolsExpand
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Effect of 4 weeks of Pilates on the body composition of young girls.
BACKGROUND There is a need to find ways to increase the physical activity levels and improve the body composition and blood pressure of girls. METHODS Thirty 11-year-old girls were recruited fromExpand
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"Get off the sofa and go and play": Family and socioeconomic influences on the physical activity of 10–11 year old children
BackgroundPhysical activity declines as children approach puberty. Research has focussed on psychosocial, environmental, and demographic determinants. This paper explores how family and socioeconomicExpand
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