Article Text

other Versions

PDF
Quantitive other
Youth physical activity and sedentary time and associations with cardiometabolic health
  1. Nicola D Ridgers
  1. Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Nicola D Ridgers
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia; nicky.ridgers{at}deakin.edu.au

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Commentary on: OpenUrlCrossRefPubMedWeb of Science

Implication for practice and research

  • Increasing youth engagement in physical activity may have beneficial effects on cardiometabolic health outcomes.

  • Further research is needed to examine associations between objectively measured sedentary time and cardiometabolic health outcomes, adjusting for physical activity.

Context

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the effects of sedentary behaviour on children's health, defined as sitting behaviours that require low levels of energy expenditure (≤1.5 METs).1 There is some evidence that sedentary behaviours may be detrimental to children's health, though the majority of associations observed are derived from cross-sectional studies examining television viewing and adiposity.2 This study adds to the literature by examining cross-sectional and prospective associations between objectively measured moderate- to vigorous physical activity …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.