A Prospective Cohort Study of Muscular and Performance Fitness and Incident Glaucoma: The Niigata Wellness Study.
Authors: Kawakami R, Gando Y, Kato K, Sawada SS, Momma H, Miyachi M, Lee IM, Blair SN, Tashiro M, Horikawa C, Matsubayashi Y, Yamada T, Fujihara K, Sone H Abstract BACKGROUND: To examine the association between muscular and performance fitness (MPF) and the incidence of glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 27,051 glaucoma-free participants aged 20-87 years underwent physical fitness tests between April 2001 and March 2002. The MPF index was calculated using an age- and sex-specific summed z-score from grip strength, vertical jump, single-leg balance, forward bending, and whole-body reaction time. The participants...
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Relationship Between Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity at Work and Cognition and Mood.
CONCLUSIONS: In a cohort of healthy workers, workplace sitting, standing, and PA are not associated with cognition or mood. Further research in this population is needed, examining the influence of workplace behaviors on cognition and mood, because this will contribute to evidence-based workplace guidelines to increase productivity. PMID: 33065528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Encouraging "Active Learning": Assessing Implementation of Head Start's Physical Activity Requirements Within the Teaching and Learning Environment.
CONCLUSION: Findings can help identify existing or potential strategies that could be adopted more widely or developed to assist Head Start programs incorporate PA into daily activities. PMID: 33065529 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Analyzing Walkability Through Biometrics: Insights Into Sustainable Transportation Through the Use of Eye-Tracking Emulation Software.
CONCLUSION: The study's discoveries significantly explain why new urbanist layouts promote walking effortlessly and conventional automobile-oriented residential developments cannot. PMID: 33035992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - October 10, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Effects of a Curriculum-Integrated Dance Program on Children's Physical Activity.
CONCLUSION: Dance-embedded learning did not increase overall levels of PA in this study. Future studies may consider assessing longer term effects of a dance-based intervention, or programs that place more focus on PA promotion. PMID: 33027758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Sport Injuries in Elite Paralympic Judokas: Findings From the 2018 World Championship.
CONCLUSION: Paralympic judokas show a high injury rate. However, when only injuries that needed medical attention were taken into account, the proportion of athletes injured was low. The degree of visual impairment was not considered as an injury risk factor. PMID: 33027759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

A Mapping Review of Physical Activity Recordings Derived From Smartphone Accelerometers.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite moderate-to-good agreements between PA indices derived from smartphone accelerometers and research-grade PA monitors and/or indirect calorimetry, the validity of smartphone monitoring is currently challenged by poor intermonitor reliability between smartphone brands/versions, heterogeneity in protocols used for validation, the sparsity of studies, and the need to address the effects of smartphone placement. PMID: 33027761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Trends in Walking, Moderate, and Vigorous Physical Activity Participation Across the Socioeconomic Gradient in New South Wales, Australia From 2002 to 2015.
CONCLUSIONS: Low participation in vigorous activity in the lowest socioeconomic group is likely driving increasing inequities in physical activity and widening participation gaps over time. Barriers preventing the most disadvantaged people in New South Wales from engaging in vigorous activity should be addressed urgently. PMID: 32994379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Effects of 2 Models of Aquatic Exercise Training on Cardiorespiratory Responses of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: The Diabetes and Aquatic Training Study-A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Aerobic and combined aquatic exercise interventions improve the cardiorespiratory fitness of patients with T2D. PMID: 32994381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Test-Retest Reliability of activPAL in Measuring Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity in People With Type 2 Diabetes.
CONCLUSION: The activPAL™ device showed high to very high test-retest reliability in measuring all tested activity categories in people with T2D. PMID: 32971519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Inhibition in Children With and Without Motor Impairments.
Authors: Yu JJ, Tsai CL, Pan CY, Li R, Sit CH Abstract BACKGROUND: To examine the relationship between physical activity (PA) and inhibition in boys and girls with motor impairments compared with children with typical development. METHODS: The participants were 58 (26 motor impairments and 32 typical development) children aged 7-12 years who met the inclusion criteria. PA was assessed using accelerometers for 7 consecutive days. The time spent in PA of different intensity levels (light, moderate, and vigorous) were analyzed for weekdays and weekends. Using a visuospatial attention paradigm, inhibition was evalu...
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Physical Activity During Pregnancy and Preterm Birth: Findings From the 2015 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: PA performed in the third trimester of pregnancy was associated with a protection to preterm birth. Pregnant women should be counseled to engage in PA to lower the risk of premature delivery. PMID: 32947261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Influence of Insulin Resistance on the Association Between Physical Activity and Heart Rate Variability: The Toon Health Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Low total PA was associated with increased HR and low levels of RMSSD and pNN50, reflecting parasympathetic modulation that was not modified by insulin resistance. PMID: 32947262 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Physical Activity Guidelines Compliance and Its Relationship With Preventative Health Behaviors and Risky Health Behaviors.
CONCLUSION: The positive association between PA and other healthy behaviors represents synergistic health activities, with healthy behaviors supporting others. PMID: 32937600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Personal, Social, and Environmental Mediators Associated With Increased Recreational Physical Activity in Women and Girls in the Kingdom of Tonga.
CONCLUSION: A comprehensive community-level program addressing key participation barriers can increase recreational PA among women and girls in Tonga. Triangulating these results with mediation analyses of variables on the causal pathway can strengthen our understanding of causation and inform funding prioritization for critical program components in similar contexts. PMID: 32937601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Implementation of a School Physical Activity Policy Improves Student Physical Activity Levels: Outcomes of a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Nathan NK, Sutherland RL, Hope K, McCarthy NJ, Pettett M, Elton B, Jackson R, Trost SG, Lecathelinais C, Reilly K, Wiggers JH, Hall A, Gillham K, Herrmann V, Wolfenden L Abstract AIM: To assess the impact of a multistrategy intervention designed to improve teachers' implementation of a school physical activity (PA) policy on student PA levels. METHODS: A cluster-randomized controlled trial was conducted in 12 elementary schools. Policy implementation required schools to deliver 150 minutes of organized PA for students each week via physical education, sport, or class-based activities such as energ...
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Changes in Physical Fitness Among Preschool Children From Krak ów (Poland) From 2008 to 2018.
CONCLUSIONS: There was at least partial progress in the children's fitness. Physical fitness, in turn, is one of the most important health markers. Moreover, its low level is a predictor of diseases, including metabolic and cardiovascular ones, lower academic performance, and psychosocial problems. PMID: 32908020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Sedentary Behavior, Physical Inactivity, and Metabolic Syndrome: Pilot Findings From the Rapid Assessment Disuse Index Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The RADI sitting score is positively and significantly related to high-density lipoprotein and metabolic syndrome among women, yet not men. Due to the RADI's potential clinical utility, future research should attempt to examine these relations in larger, more robust samples and adjudicated outcomes using a prospective design. PMID: 32908021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

How Do Positive Psychological Constructs Affect Physical Activity Engagement Among Individuals at High Risk for Chronic Health Conditions? A Qualitative Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The participants at high risk for chronic diseases described many specific positive psychological constructs that both promote and result from physical activity. Testing ways to increase positive psychological constructs may be a novel way to help people at high risk of chronic diseases become more active. PMID: 32887852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 6, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Compliance of the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines in 9- to 11-Year-Old Children From a Low-Income Town in Chile.
CONCLUSIONS: An extremely low percentage of the participants met the 24-HMG. Multicomponent initiatives must be implemented to promote healthy movement behaviors in Chilean children. PMID: 32866944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Prescribing Physical Activity in Parks and Nature: Health Care Provider Insights on Park Prescription Programs.
CONCLUSIONS: HCPs underutilize PA prescriptions. Despite little awareness, HCPs were interested in ParkRx programs. PMID: 32866945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Impact of "JolinchenKids-Fit and Healthy in Daycare" on Children's Objectively Measured Physical Activity: A Cluster-Controlled Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Only small benefits in PA outcomes were observed after 1 year. A minimum of 50% adherence to the intervention seems to be crucial for facilitating intervention effects. PMID: 32858522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Promoting Physical Activity and Executive Functions Among Children: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of an After-School Program in Australia.
CONCLUSION: This after-school intervention was successful at increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity and enhancing cognitive flexibility in children. As the intervention was implemented by the center staff and local university students, further testing for effectiveness and scalability in a larger trial is required. PMID: 32858523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Effect of Evidence-Based Materials and Access to Local Resources on Physical Activity Levels, Beliefs, and Motivation During Pregnancy in a Rural Setting.
CONCLUSIONS: The intervention reduced sedentary time and maintained self-efficacy scores during pregnancy. PMID: 32858524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Difference in Outdoor Time and Physical Activity During Recess After Schoolyard Renewal for the Least-Active Children.
CONCLUSIONS: Solely improving the physical schoolyard environment seemed to have limited impact on the least-active children's PA. Future studies should investigate the complex interrelations between the least-active children and the entire schoolyard environment. PMID: 32858525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Physical Activity Among Immigrant Children: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: A large proportion of children do not meet PA guidelines, and this might be more problematic for immigrant children. Future studies incorporating time since immigration, comparative analyses on gender, sociocultural and socioeconomic characteristics, and mixed methodology could provide a more complete portrait of PA patterns and opportunities for immigrant children. PMID: 32858526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

School Children's Physical Activity, Motor Competence, and Corresponding Self-Perception: A Longitudinal Analysis of Reciprocal Relationships.
CONCLUSION: The results highlight the importance of MC and PMC in promoting children's VPA. However, VPA does not drive the development of MC. PMID: 32839350 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Association Between Physical Activity Intensity Levels and Arterial Stiffness in Healthy Children.
CONCLUSION: Higher time spent in PA of moderate and vigorous intensity is associated with reduced pulse wave velocity and lower cSBP values in children. It suggests that PA is a favorable determinant of arterial health. PMID: 32839352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Does "Sitting" Stand Alone? A Brief Report Evaluating the Effects of Prenatal Sedentary Time on Maternal and Newborn Anthropometric Outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: Meeting exercise recommendations during pregnancy does not significantly decrease total sedentary time. Future studies should aim to evaluate the health effects of both decreasing sedentary time and meeting prenatal exercise guidelines. PMID: 32805712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Effects of Four-Day School Weeks on Physical Education Exposure and Childhood Obesity.
This study examined physical education (PE) exposure and childhood obesity prevalence in 4- versus 5-day Oregon schools; the authors hypothesized lower PE exposure and higher obesity in FDSW schools, given reduced school environment exposure. METHODS: The authors utilized existing data from Oregon to compare 4- versus 5-day models: t tests compared mean school-level factors (PE exposure, time in school, enrollment, and demographics) and complex samples weighted t tests compared mean child-level obesity data for a state representative sample of first to third graders (N = 4625). RESULTS: Enrollment, time in school, ...
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

A Randomized Study on the Effects of Minds in Motion and Yoga on Motor Proficiency and Academic Skills Among Elementary School Children.
CONCLUSIONS: MiM-The Maze is feasible and affordable before-school program to promote students' classroom behavior in elementary school students. PMID: 32805715 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

The Impact of Mass Media Campaigns on Physical Activity Participation on a Global Scale: Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Authors: Levinger P, Hill KD PMID: 32788410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Associations Among Physical Activity Level and Skeletal Muscle Antioxidants in Older Adults.
Authors: Timmerman KL, Ballard KD, Deal MA, Tagariello LC, Karrow JM, Volk GA, Meisler A, Connors ID, Mott RE Abstract BACKGROUND: Endogenous antioxidants are critical to limiting cellular oxidative damage. METHODS: The authors determined if habitual physical activity (PA) and cardiorespiratory fitness were associated with skeletal muscle expression of endogenous antioxidants (superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase) and circulating oxidative stress markers (serum 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine [8-OHdG]; oxidized low-density lipoprotein [LDL]) in older adults. Moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA) was ...
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Evaluating Relationships Between Sleep and Next-Day Physical Activity in Young Women.
CONCLUSIONS: Women who wake later or who sleep longer tend to get less MVPA throughout the day. Getting up earlier and going to bed earlier may support behaviors that improve PA and lifestyle. PMID: 32788416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Network Effects on Adolescents' Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity.
CONCLUSIONS: This research suggests adolescents' perceived PA barriers are significantly associated with those of their friends. Researchers and practitioners aiming to reduce barriers to PA among adolescents may wish to assess peer reinforcing effects. PMID: 32788418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Evidence on Physical Activity and the Prevention of Frailty and Sarcopenia Among Older People: A Systematic Review to Inform the World Health Organization Physical Activity Guidelines.
CONCLUSIONS: Physical activity probably prevents frailty among people aged 65 years and older. The impact of physical activity on the prevention of sarcopenia remains unknown, but observational studies indicate the preventive role of physical activity. PMID: 32781432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Personal, Social, and Environmental Influences on Physical Activity in Groups of Children As Defined by Different Physical Activity Patterns.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest efforts to promote PA should target selected personal, social, and perceived environmental factors beginning before age 10 and continuing through adolescence. PMID: 32732450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

The Independent and Combined Effects of Aerobic Physical Activity and Muscular Strengthening Activity on All-Cause Mortality: An Analysis of Effect Modification by Race-Ethnicity.
CONCLUSION: In support of the 2018 PA guidelines, meeting both the aerobic PA and MSA guidelines significantly reduced risk for all-cause mortality independent of race-ethnicity. The effects of aerobic PA alone seem to be isolated to non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black. PMID: 32732453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Acute Effect of Exercise on Cognitive Performance in Middle-Aged Adults: Aerobic Versus Balance.
Authors: Formenti D, Cavaggioni L, Duca M, Trecroci A, Rapelli M, Alberti G, Komar J, Iodice P Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has suggested that chronic physical activities including balance exercises have positive effects on cognition, but their acute effects are still unknown. In the present study, the authors tested the hypothesis that an acute bout of balance exercise would enhance cognitive performance compared with aerobic activity. METHODS: A total of 20 healthy middle-aged adults completed 2 acute 30-minute balance and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise sessions on 2 counterbalanced separate occa...
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - July 25, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Depressive Symptoms, Functional Dependence, and Physical Activity: A Moderated Mediation Model.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that, after age 50, engaging in physical activity more than once a week protects functional independence from the detrimental effects of adverse childhood experiences and depression. In inactive individuals, the detrimental effects of adverse childhood experiences on functional dependence are mediated by depressive symptoms. PMID: 32698122 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Association of Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children 3-12 Years.
This study aimed to examine the association between physical activity (PA) and a total cardio metabolic risk (CMR) score in children aged 3-12 years. Secondary objectives were to examine the association between PA and individual CMR factors. METHODS: A longitudinal study with repeated measures was conducted with participants from a large primary care practice-based research network in Toronto, Canada. Mixed effects models were used to examine the relationship between parent-reported physical activity and outcome variables (total CMR score, triglycerides, glucose, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, systolic blood pre...
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - July 18, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Reducing Anxiety and Anxiety Sensitivity With High-Intensity Interval Training in Adults With Asthma.
CONCLUSION: A 6-week HIIT intervention leads to improved anxiety among adults with asthma. Future research should determine the impact of HIIT among adults with asthma with clinical anxiety. PMID: 32678068 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - July 18, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

2018 Chilean Physical Activity Report Card for Children and Adolescents: Full Report and International Comparisons.
CONCLUSIONS: Chile's grades remained low compared with the first RC. On the positive side, Chile is advancing in environmental and policy aspects. Our findings indicate that the implementation of new strategies should be developed through collaboration between different sectors to maximize effective investments for increasing PA and decreasing sedentary time among children and adolescents in Chile. PMID: 32668409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Randomized Clinical Trial of Water-Based Aerobic Training in Older Women (WATER Study): Functional Capacity and Quality of Life Outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: Both water-based aerobic training programs induced similar improvements in the functional capacity and maintained the QoL perception in older women. PMID: 32668410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Physical Inactivity Among Children With and Without Asthma Living in Peri-Urban Communities of Lima, Peru.
CONCLUSION: Physical activity levels were below recommended guidelines in all children. There is a need for policy and neighborhood-level interventions to address low physical activity levels among Peruvian youth. Special focus should be given to increasing the physical activity levels in girls. PMID: 32663801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Designing and Implementing a Quality Physical Education Policy: Successes, Setbacks, and Lessons Learned From the Quality Physical Education Policy Project in Mexico.
CONCLUSIONS: The QPE project in Mexico served as a pilot project to test the feasibility of implementing a QPE policy revision process. The experience and lessons learned in Mexico can be drawn on to inform the work of other stakeholders interested in advocating for a national QPE policy. PMID: 32652513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - July 12, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Toward Harmonized Treadmill-Based Validation of Step-Counting Wearable Technologies: A Scoping Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite divergent study methodologies, the authors identified common practices and summarized MAPE values representing device step-count accuracy during treadmill walking. These initial empirical findings should be further refined to ultimately establish harmonized best practices for validating wearable technologies. PMID: 32652514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - July 12, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Semisupervised Physical Exercise and Lifestyle Counseling in Cardiometabolic Risk Management in Sedentary Adults: Controlled Randomized Trial (BELLUGAT).
CONCLUSIONS: AIT appears to be a feasible and effective strategy in sedentary individuals with cardiometabolic risk factors. AIT could be included in intervention programs tackling unhealthy lifestyles. PMID: 32531762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Temporal Trends of Compliance With School-Based Physical Activity Recommendations Among Spanish Children, 2011-2018.
Authors: Grao-Cruces A, Conde-Caveda J, Cuenca-García M, Nuviala R, Pérez-Bey A, Martín-Acosta F, Castro-Piñero J Abstract BACKGROUND: According to the current physical activity (PA) recommendations, children should accumulate 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA) throughout the day, 30 minutes of MVPA during the school hours, and 50% of the recess time in MVPA. Our aim was to examine the temporal trends of accelerometer-based PA during the previously mentioned day segments and the proportion of children who met the PA recommendations. METHODS: This was a cross-secti...
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research

Promoting Physical Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Obesity and Chronic Disease Management.
Authors: Hudson GM, Sprow K PMID: 32516752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health)
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research