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54 results for "Congress of the European College of Sports Science (ECSS)"

Can a 6 Week School Based Active Play Intervention Increase Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity and Decrease Sedentary Behaviour?

  • Added on July 22, 2011

Introduction There is concern that preschool children are not physically active enough to benefit health, yet few interventions have attempted to increase physical activity (PA) in this population. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a 6-week school based Active Play intervention on children’s moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) ...

Effectiveness of Polar Activity Computer on Physical Activity in Daily Life

  • Added on July 22, 2011

Introduction Feedback and monitoring physical activity (PA) may have a role decreasing sedentary behavior. The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of a Polar Activity Computer (FA20, Polar Electro Oy, Kempele, Finland) in increasing PA in daily life over 6 month. Method 50 volunteer healthy subjects were randomly assigned ...

Objective Quantification of Physical Activity in Down's Syndrome Adolescents. A Pilot Study

  • Added on July 22, 2011

Introduction Knowing the degree of physical activity in a population group becomes the first step to address sport promotion policies to encourage a healthy lifestyle that may have impact on better living conditions. Traditionally, we have used questionnaires and log books to ascertain the practice of physical activities and sports. ...