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Accelerometer-determined physical activity and the cardiovascular response to mental stress in children

  • Published on Jun 1st, 2016

Objectives: Cardiovascular reactivity has been associated with future hypertension and cardiovascular mortality. Higher physical activity (PA) has been associated with lower cardiovascular reactivity in adults, but little data is available in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between PA and cardiovascular reactivity to mental stress ...

Psychological distress leads to reduced physical activity and fitness in children: the Australian longitudinal LOOK study

  • Published on Aug 2016

Stress and depression can affect an individual’s level of physical activity and fitness, which may place them at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This study investigates the longitudinal effects of stress and depression on physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness among youth. Six hundred and seventy-six children, initially aged 8 years, ...