Seasonal and annual variation in young children's physical activity.

  title={Seasonal and annual variation in young children's physical activity.},
  author={David P McKee and Elaine M. Murtagh and Colin A G Boreham and Alan Michael Nevill and Marie H. Murphy},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={44 7},
INTRODUCTION It is well established that regular physical activity (PA) contributes to lower levels of morbidity and mortality. However, little is known about the stability of very young children's PA habits across seasons and years. The aims of this study were to 1) examine the influence of season and increasing age on objectively assessed PA in preschool children and 2) examine the stability of young children's PA rankings during 1 yr. METHODS The PA levels of preschool (3- and 4-yr-old… CONTINUE READING
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