Physical Activity Behavior, Aerobic Fitness and Quality of Life in School-Age Children
MetadataShow full item record
The aim of this article is to assess the differences in sedentary and physical activity behavior, physical fitness and quality of lifein school-age children according to their adiposity state (BMI-SD= Body Mass Index Standard deviation) and gender. 352 children participated in the study (11.99 ± 1.5 years). Children were assigned to a normal weight group (NW= Normal Weight) (n=175) or to an overweight/obese group (OW/OB= Overweight and Obese) (n=177). The percentage of OW/OB was significantly superior (p<0.05) in boys (55.4%) than in girls. Boys reported spending 2:19 h/week (sd= 2:33; p<0.01) watching TV and 3:21 h/week (4:28; p<0.001) more than girls practicing moderate-high intensity physical activity. In contrast, in weight groups differences appeared only at high intensity activities to which NW children devoted 52minuts/week (2:33; p<0.01) longer than OW/OB children. NW and OW/OB groups presented significant (p<0.05) differences in all the physical fitness tests, except for the medicine ball toss one. Children's involvement in at least three hours a week of physical activity were associated to a lower prevalence of overweight or obesity, and to higher physical fitness in children.
Is part ofProcedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2015, vol. 191, p. 1758-1762
European research projects
The following license files are associated with this item:
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as cc-by-nc-nd (c) Noemí Serra Payà et al., 2015
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Serra Payà, Noemí; Ensenyat Solé, Assumpta; Real, Jordi; Blanco Nespereira, Alfonso (Human Kinetics, 2015-02-01)This study aimed to evaluate differences between low active overweight and obese children in terms of energy expenditure (EE), ventilation (VE), and cardiac response during graded submaximal treadmill testing at constant ...
Serra Payà, Noemí; Ensenyat Solé, Assumpta; Serra Paya, Pau; Blanco Nespereira, Alfonso (Elsevier, 2015)The aim is to assess the differences in frequency of school lunches, the adherence to the Mediterranean diet, sport practice and the parents’ educational level in school-age children according to their weight status. 352 ...
Evaluation of a family intervention programme for the treatment of overweight and obese children (Nereu Programme): a randomized clinical trial study protocol Serra Payà, Noemí; Ensenyat Solé, Assumpta; Real, Jordi; Castro Viñuales, Ivan; Zapata Rojas, Amalia; Galindo Ortego, Gisela; Solé Mir, Eduard; Bosch Muñoz, Jordi; Mur, José María; Teixidó Armengol, Conxita (BioMed Central, 2013)Background: Obesity is mainly attributed to environmental factors. In developed countries, the time spent on physical activity tasks is decreasing, whereas sedentary behaviour patterns are increasing. The purpose of the ...