Seasonal Differences in Physical Activity and Sedentary Patterns: The Relevance of the PA Context.

@article{Silva2011SeasonalDI,
  title={Seasonal Differences in Physical Activity and Sedentary Patterns: The Relevance of the PA Context.},
  author={Pedro M. Silva and Rute Andrade dos Santos and Gregory J Welk and Jorge Mota},
  journal={Journal of sports science & medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={66-72}
}
The aim of this pilot study was to characterize seasonal variation in the moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior of Portuguese school youth, and understand the influence of activity choices and settings. The participants in this study were 24 students, aged 10-13 years. Accelerometers measured daily PA over 7 consecutive days, in different seasons May - June and January - February. In summer, boys accumulated more minutes in MVPA (928 minutes/week) than girls (793… CONTINUE READING