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Influence of distance, area, and cultural context in active commuting: Continental and insular children

Commuting by walking or cycling is a way to increase physical activity levels. The objective of this article was to determine the modes of commuting to school and the distance and time of the way to school among children from Easter Island and from the mainland (Valparaíso), in Chile. A total of 666 children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years old (208 from Easter Island and 458...

Effects of a school-based intervention on active commuting to school and health-related fitness

Palma Chillón 0 0 PROFITH “PROmoting FITness and Health through physical activity” research group, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada , Ctra

A cross-sectional study of demographic, environmental and parental barriers to active school travel among children in the United States

Background Promoting daily routine physical activities, such as active travel to school, may have important health implications. Practitioners and policy makers must understand the variety of factors that influence whether or not a child uses active school travel. Several reviews have identified both inhibitors and promoters of active school travel, but few studies have combined...

A systematic review of interventions for promoting active transportation to school

Background Active transportation to school is an important contributor to the total physical activity of children and adolescents. However, active school travel has declined over time, and interventions are needed to reverse this trend. The purpose of this paper is to review intervention studies related to active school transportation to guide future intervention research...

Los factores familiares influyen en el desplazamiento activo al colegio de los niños españoles

    Carlos Rodríguez-López, Emilio Villa-González, Isaac J. Pérez-López, Manuel Delgado-Fernández, Jonatan R. Ruiz y Palma Chillón Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte. Departamento de Educación Física y

Educando para mejorar el estado de forma física, estudio EDUFIT: antecedentes, diseño, metodología y análisis del abandono/adhesión al estudio

Enhancement Through Education, EDUFIT Study: Background, Design, Methodology and Dropout Analysis     Daniel N. Ardoy (1,2), Juan M. Fernández-Rodríguez (3), Palma Chillón (2), Enrique G. Artero (2

Excessive TV viewing and cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents. The AVENA cross-sectional study

Background Excessive television (TV) viewing might play an important role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to examine the independent associations between TV viewing and CVD risk factors in adolescents. Methods A sample of 425 adolescents, aged 13- to 18.5-year-old, was included in this study. Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference...