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Garcia-Pastor, T.; Salinero, J. J.; Theirs, C. I.; Ruiz-Vicente, D. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to compare body composition and physical activity level between children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). A sample of 78 children, adolescents and adults participated in the study. Anthropometrics and physical activity, using GT1M accelerometer, were assessed. Overweight and obesity prevalence…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Children
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Romar, Jan-Erik; Enqvist, Ida; Kulmala, Janne; Kallio, Jouni; Tammelin, Tuija – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
In this study, we aimed at comparing Finnish primary school students' physical activity and sedentary time during outdoor-learning and traditional school days. Outdoor learning is defined as purposeful and planned learning experiences in the outdoors . The study population consisted 20 students in grades 1-6 at one primary school. Physical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Mavilidi, Myrto-Foteini; Okely, Anthony D.; Chandler, Paul; Paas, Fred – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2016
In this intervention study, we investigated the effects of physical activities that were integrated into a geography task on preschool children's learning performance and enjoyment. Eight childcare centers with 87 four-to-five-year-old children were randomly assigned across an integrated physical activity condition, an unintegrated physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, Preschool Children, Geography Instruction
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Shore, Erin; Cheung, Patricia C.; Hyde, Eric; Gazmararian, Julie A. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Physical activity at schools is an important component in combatting childhood obesity. Studies have shown that physical activity at school is positively associated with academic outcomes. The purpose of this study is to examine associations between opportunity of physical activity time at school and academic outcomes. Methods: This…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Obesity, Health Behavior, Academic Achievement
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Alpkaya, Ufuk – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between the level of physical activity, social physique anxiety, and academic achievement. This study evaluated 524 students in total from four schools in Istanbul province, 272 of whom were female and 252 were male students. In order to determine the level of physical activity of students,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Concept, Human Body, Secondary School Students
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O'Brien-Richardson, Patricia – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: African American adolescent girls have the highest prevalence of overweight and obesity and the lowest levels of physical activity when compared to their peers, putting them at risk for a future of chronic diseases. Data from several studies have identified hair management as a perceived barrier to physical activity among African…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, High School Students, Physical Activities
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Haegele, Justin A.; Hodge, Samuel R.; Gutierres Filho, Paulo; Ribeiro, Nillianne; Martínez-Rivera, Christian – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Research examining how adults with visual impairments experience physical activities is currently limited to specific age ranges (for example, youths or older adults) and geographic locations (such as Europe and North America). In an effort to extend the current literature base, the study presented here focuses on a cohort of young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Visual Impairments, Physical Activities
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Heidorn, Brent – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe the concept of an outside-of-school physical activity requirement for physical education and provide suggestions for implementation.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Physical Education
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Shields, Nora; Plant, Samantha; Warren, Catherine; Wollersheim, Dennis; Peiris, Casey – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: This study compared levels of physical activity completed by adults with and without Down syndrome. Method: Fifteen adults with and 15 adults without Down syndrome matched for age and gender, took part. The intensity and duration of physical activity were measured using RT3 accelerometers worn for seven days. Results: Only, 12…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Comparative Analysis
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Qomariyah, Nurul; Djannah, Sitti Nur – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2019
Being physically active is reducing the risk of non-communicable diseases. Mixed method study was conducted to analyze health status and explore supporting and inhibiting factors of physical activity among academic and non academic staff in higher education. A total of 83 respondents were met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The majority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Behavior, Physical Activity Level, College Faculty
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Szostak, Rick – Quest, 2016
This article provides an introduction to the literature on interdisciplinary research. It then draws lessons from that literature for the field of adapted physical activity. It is argued that adapted physical activity should be a self-consciously interdisciplinary field. It should insist that research be performed according to recognized…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Activities, Best Practices, Interdisciplinary Approach
Güler, Dursun – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine the socio-economic status of children between the ages of 16 and 18 in the secondary education institutions in the city of Amasya in relation to physical activity. High school in the center of Amasya to investigate 1,2,3, a total of 1000 volunteers, 500 girls and 500 boys participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Physical Activity Level, Socioeconomic Status, High School Students
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Lassiter, Jill W.; Campbell, Amanda L. – Physical Educator, 2019
This study examined the effect of a physical activity program on student activity during recess and on disruptive classroom behavior. The program was implemented during recess for 5 weeks in a rural elementary school. Prior to and during the program, teachers recorded observations of sedentary students during recess and of disruptive classroom…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Physical Activities, Recess Breaks
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Nichols, Chad; Block, Martin E.; Bishop, Jason C.; McIntire, Brandon – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The importance of physical activity in persons with disabilities is well known, yet the prevalence of inactivity remains high. The physical activity behaviors among adults on the autism spectrum are largely unexplored. It is presumed that sedentary behavior and obesity are a greater health issue among young adults on the autism spectrum who no…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Physical Activity Level
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Fröberg, Andreas; Berg, Christina; Larsson, Christel; Boldemann, Cecilia; Raustorp, Anders – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2017
The purpose of the current study was to investigate how combinations of different epoch durations and cut-points affect the estimations of sedentary time and physical activity in adolescents. Accelerometer data from 101 adolescents were derived and 30 combinations were used to estimate sedentary time, light, moderate, vigorous, and combined…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Measurement Equipment, Foreign Countries
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