Patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in preschool children

@inproceedings{Cauwenberghe2012PatternsOP,
  title={Patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in preschool children},
  author={Eveline van Cauwenberghe and Rachel A Jones and Trina Hinkley and David Andrew Crawford and Anthony D Okely},
  booktitle={The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about patterns of sedentary behavior (SB) and physical activity among preschoolers. Therefore, in this observational study patterns of SB and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) were examined in detail throughout the week in preschool-aged boys and girls. METHODS A sample of 703 Melbourne preschool children (387 boys; 4.6 ± 0.7 y) were included in data analysis. SB and MVPA data were collected using accelerometry over an eight-day period. Percentage of… CONTINUE READING