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Active Transportation and Adolescents’ Health

Larouche, Richard ; Faulkner, Guy E.J ; Fortier, Michelle ; Tremblay, Mark S

American Journal of Preventive Medicine, May 2014, Vol.46(5), pp.507-515 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Active Transportation and Adolescents’ Health
  • Autor: Larouche, Richard ; Faulkner, Guy E.J ; Fortier, Michelle ; Tremblay, Mark S
  • Assuntos: Medicine ; Public Health
  • É parte de: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, May 2014, Vol.46(5), pp.507-515
  • Descrição: Active transportation (AT; e.g., walking and cycling) is increasingly promoted to increase youth physical activity (PA). Most previous research focused solely on school trips, and associations among AT and cardiovascular risk factors have seldom been examined in adolescents. To address these important research gaps using data from the nationally representative 2007–2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey. A total of 1,016 adolescents aged 12–19 years reported their weekly time spent utilitarian walking and cycling, and wore an Actical accelerometer for 7 days. They underwent a series of physical tests (measures of fitness, body composition, blood pressure, and blood sampling) following standardized protocols. In 2013, differences in PA and health-related outcomes across levels of walking and cycling were assessed with ANCOVA analyses adjusted for age, gender, parental education, and usual daily PA. Greater walking and cycling...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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