Health-enhancing physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents.

@article{Biddle2004HealthenhancingPA,
  title={Health-enhancing physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents.},
  author={Stuart J. H. Biddle and Trish Gorely and David John Stensel},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={
          679-701
        }
}
We provide a wide-ranging review of health-related physical activity in children and adolescents using a behavioural epidemiology framework. In contrast to many other reviews, we highlight issues associated with true sedentary behaviours alongside physically active behaviours. Specifically, we review the evidence concerning the links between physical activity and cardiovascular disease, overweight and obesity, psychosocial measures, type II diabetes, and skeletal health. Although the evidence… CONTINUE READING

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