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Physical activity growth curves relate to adiposity in adolescents
Abstract: We describe physical activity trajectories during secondary school and examine the association with change in adiposity in youth aged 12-13 years at baseline. Physical activity was measured in 20 survey-cycles ...
Correlates, determinants, and effectiveness of childcare educators’ practices and behaviours on preschoolers’ physical activity and eating behaviours: a systematic review protocol
Abstract: Background: Worldwide, approximately 12% of children under the age of 5 are either overweight or obese. As many young children spend 30 h or more per week in childcare centres with childcare educators. Targeting ...
Family physicians’ perceptions toward writing physical activity prescriptions: I tell patients it’s like the super pill!
Abstract: Background: Although prior research has shown that physicians perceive various barriers that hinder the systematic promotion of physical activity in practice, no study has contrasted the barriers reported by ...
Factors that could explain the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes among adults in a Canadian province: a critical review and analysis
Abstract: Background: The prevalence of diabetes has increased since the last decade in New Brunswick. Identifying factors contributing to the increase in diabetes prevalence will help inform an action plan to manage the ...
Relationships between physical activity across lifetime and health outcomes in older adults: results from the NuAge study
Other titre : Relationships between physical activity across lifetime and health outcomes in older adults: Results from the NuAge cohort
Abstract: Objectives: This study aims to (1) describe participation in four physical activity (PA) domains across life and (2) examine the influence of PA during adolescence, early, mid-life, and later adulthood on health ...
A tale of two models: changes in psychological need satisfaction and physical activity over 3 years
Other titre : Changes in psychological need satisfaction
Abstract: Objective: (a) Examine longitudinal measurement invariance of scores from psychological need satisfaction (PNS) scales and (b) examine if changes in PNS were associated with change in moderate-to-vigorous physical ...
Systematic review of the relationship between childcare educators’ practices, and preschoolers’ physical activity and eating behaviours
Other titre : Review of childcare educators’ practices
Abstract: The role of childcare educators is important given that 81% of preschoolers living in developed countries receive childcare outside their home. Since children learn by observing and imitating others, childcare ...
Number of years of participation in some, but not all, types of physical activity during adolescence predicts level of physical activity in adulthood: Results from a 13-year study
Abstract: Background: Adolescent physical activity (PA) levels track into adulthood. However it is not known if type of PA participated in during adolescence is associated with PA levels later in life. We aimed to identify ...
Perceived barriers to physical activity in adolescents: a cross-sectional analysis
Other titre : Perceived barriers to physical activity
Abstract : Background: Perceived barriers to moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) may contribute to the low rates of MVPA in adolescents. We examined the psychometric properties of scores from the Perceived Barriers ...
"Monkey see, monkey do" : peers’ behaviors predict preschoolers’ physical activity and dietary intake in childcare centers
Abstract : Preschoolers observe and imitate the behaviors of those who are similar to them. Therefore, peers may be important role models for preschoolers’ dietary intake and physical activity in childcare centers. This ...