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Understanding the Importance, Dimensions and Settings for Developing Children's Physical Activity Behaviour

Hyndman, Brendon (2015). Understanding the Importance, Dimensions and Settings for Developing Children's Physical Activity Behaviour. Journal of Physical Activity, Sports & Exercise,3(1):1-13.

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IRMA ID 84279116xPUB375
Title Understanding the Importance, Dimensions and Settings for Developing Children's Physical Activity Behaviour
Author Hyndman, Brendon
Journal Name Journal of Physical Activity, Sports & Exercise
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 1
eISSN 2289-5817
Start Page 1
End Page 13
Total Pages 13
Place of Publication Malaysia
Publisher Sports Science Unit, School of Medical Sciences - USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Promotion of regular physical activity during childhood within schools, home and community settings is important as childhood forms the foundation for physical activity habits that can track into adulthood. Despite childhood being a crucial period for developing physical activity behaviour, there is a limited understanding of the physical activity behaviours of school-aged children. The aim of this research report is to facilitate understanding of children’s physical activity behaviours by outlining a range of measurement methods, behaviour models and correlates of children’s physical activity. The home, community and school settings in which children engage in physical activity are also discussed. Outlining the importance, dimensions and settings of children’s physical activity is vital to increase understanding and awareness of children’s physical activity behaviour. Physical activity researchers and professionals can use the findings from this report in order to consider approaches to prevent the occurrence of diseases associated with physical inactivity.
Keywords physical activity
review
settings
school
home
neighbourhood
community
exercise
health
sedentary behaviour
dimensions
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2656026   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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Created: Sat, 23 May 2015, 15:37:00 CST by Brendon Hyndman