Influence of socio-economic status on habitual physical activity and sedentary behavior in 8- to 11-year old children
- Changes in occupational class differences in leisure-time physical activity: a follow-up study. Seiluri, Tina; Lahti, Jouni; Rahkonen, Ossi; Lahelma, Eero; Lallukka, Tea // International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activit;2011, Vol. 8, p14
Background: Physical activity is known to have health benefits across population groups. However, less is known about changes over time in socioeconomic differences in leisure-time physical activity and the reasons for the changes. We hypothesised that class differences in leisure-time physical...
- Effect of socioeconomic status on objectively measured physical activity. Kelly, L. A.; Reilly, J. J.; Fisher, A.; Montgomery, C.; Williamson, A.; McColi, J. H.; Paton, J. Y.; Grant, S. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jan2006, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p35
Background: A socioeconomic gradient in childhood obesity is known to be present by the age of school entry in the UK. The origin of this gradient is unclear at present, but must lie in socioeconomic differences in habitual physical activity, sedentary behaviour, or dietary intake. Aims: To test...
- The Chairman's Curse: Lethal Sitting. Levine, James A. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Aug2014, Vol. 89 Issue 8, p1030
The article discusses papers published within the issue, including one on the link between low physical fitness and sedentariness, and another on predicting cardiometabolic risk by sedentariness.
- Socioeconomic Status, Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Sedentary Activity in 7-to 11-year-old Iranian Children. Esmaeilzadeh, Samad // Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities;3/ 1/2014, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p409
This study aimed at Evaluating the socioeconomic status (SES), physical activity (PA), physical fitness and sedentary activity in Iranian children aged 7-11 years. We analysed the following cross-section data from a selected sample of children (N=766) aged 7 to 11 years: age, anthropometric...
- Health and fitness of young people: what is the role of sport? // British Journal of Sports Medicine;Sep2011, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p837
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses various reports published within the issue including one on the levels of fitness and physical activity in young people, another about the health risk of physical inactivity, and one about school-based interventions.
- Systematic Observation of Physical Activity in Afterschool Programs: Preliminary Findings From Movin' Afterschool Intervention. William Beets, Michael; Huberty, Jennifer; Beighle, Aaron // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Sep2013, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p974
Background: National and state organizations have called upon afterschool programs (3-6 PM, ASP) to promote physical activity (PA). Few strategies exist that ASPs can use to increase the PA of children enrolled. This study evaluated a policy-level intervention (Movin' Afterschool, MAS) designed...
- Physical activity opportunities in low socioeconomic status neighbourhoods. Lee, R. E.; Mama, S. K.; Banda, J. A.; Bryant, L. G.; McAlexander, K. P. // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Dec2009, Vol. 63 Issue 12, p4
The article compares the physical activity resources in lower socioeconomic status neighbourhoods (SES) and higher SES in the U.S.
- The new science: 'Inactivity Physiology'. // Active Living;Jul2011, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p27
The article focuses on the inactivity physiology or the science of sedentary behavior as discussed by Len Kravitz during the 15th annual Health & Fitness Summit hosted by the American College of Sports Medicine held in Anaheim, California.
- The BIG issue. // Mother & Baby;May2016, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p94
The article offers tips on improving the sedentary behavior of young children to stay fit which include regular trips to a park, using music and dance, and swimming and walking.