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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Manninen, Mika; Smith, Bennett L.; Hollibaugh, Casey; Chambliss, Heather; Udwadia, Jon – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of a physical activity (PA) intervention among obese Hispanic children delivered by a free mobile phone game application (app) recommended by a pediatrician. A sample of 40 (age M=10.16[2.01] years) children participated in this pilot study. Pre- and posttest data were collected on participants' PA attitudes,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, Obesity, Hispanic Americans
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Yagmur, Rifat; Isik, Ozkan; Kilic, Yakup; Dogan, Ilkay – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine body weight loss methods and its effects on elite cadet Greco-Roman wrestlers' performance. The sample of research consisted of 146 elite Greco-Roman wrestlers. The "Athlete weight loss methodology and effects scale" and a personal information form were used. In addition to descriptive statistics,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Athletics, Body Weight
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Forlenza, Samuel T.; Bourassa, Dara – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2017
The amount of older adults is increasing rapidly and the demands of an aging population will need to be met by professionals in many fields, including exercise science. However, many undergraduate students do not want to work with older adults. Therefore, this qualitative study sought to examine the experiences and perceptions of exercise science…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Health Related Fitness