Physical activity in childhood and adolescence as predictor of physical activity in young adulthood.

@article{Telama1997PhysicalAI,
  title={Physical activity in childhood and adolescence as predictor of physical activity in young adulthood.},
  author={Risto Telama and Xiaolin Yang and L. Ruoppila I Laakso and Jorma Viikari},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          317-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite the general belief that physical activity in childhood and youth is an important prerequisite for the physical activity in adulthood, there is not much information based on reliable longitudinal studies about the continuity of physical activity from childhood and adolescence to adulthood. METHODS As a part of a national-level research program called "Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finnus," we studied to what extent leisure-time physical activity at the age of 9, 12, 15, and… CONTINUE READING
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