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(1) Background: Childhood obesity is an important public health problem. Children with overweight or obesity often tend to show the pediatric inactivity triad components; these involve exercise deficit disorder, pediatric dynapenia, and physical illiteracy. The aim of the study was to examine the...

Author(s)
Comeras-Chueca, C.; Villalba-Heredia, L.; Perez-Lasierra, J. L.; Marín-Puyalto, J.; Lozano-Berges, G.; Matute-Llorente, Á.; Vicente-Rodríguez, G.; Gonzalez-Aguero, A.; Casajús, J. A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2022, 19, 5,
Abstract

People with intellectual disabilities have more sedentary lifestyles than the general population. Regular physical activity is of both medical and social importance, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and promoting functioning in everyday life. Exergames have been envisioned for promoting...

Author(s)
Martinez-Millana, A.; Michalsen, H.; Berg, V.; Anke, A.; Martinez, S. G.; Muzny, M.; Vidal, J. C. T.; Gomez, J.; Traver, V.; Jaccheri, L.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2022, 19, 5,
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Purpose: Exergaming play is associated with positive health benefits and increased engagement in physical activity outcomes in players. Research also indicates that factors such as enjoyment and entertainment drive users' exergame activities. However, despite advances in the area, little is known...

Author(s)
Su ZhaoHui; Zeng ChengBo
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2022, 93, 1, pp 96-104
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Participation in physical activity (PA) tends to decline between childhood and adolescence, and in Australia the bulk of this decline has been shown to occur in the domain of non-organised PA (e.g. active play, informal sports). A better understanding of the reasons for the decline in non-organised ...

Author(s)
Kemp, B. J.; Cliff, D. P.; Kariippanon, K. E.; Crowe, R.; Parrish, A. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Sport, Education and Society, 2022, 27, 1, pp 41-56
Abstract

The coexistence of childhood obesity (or its risk) and COVID-19 pandemic put children and adolescents in greater risk to develop respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. In fact, the restrictions introduced to limit the spread of the virus had detrimental effects on various lifestyle components,...

Author(s)
Vandoni, M.; Codella, R.; Pippi, R.; Pellino, V. C.; Lovecchio, N.; Marin, L.; Silvestri, D.; Gatti, A.; Magenes, V. C.; Regalbuto, C.; Fabiano, V.; Zuccotti, G.; Calcaterra, V.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Nutrients, 2021, 13, 12,
Abstract

Given that physical activity (PA) plays an important role in early childhood, understanding the factors that affect the practice of PA at an early age could help develop effective strategies for overcoming barriers and increasing activity levels in this age group. A qualitative study was conducted...

Author(s)
Alcántara-Porcuna, V.; Sánchez-López, M.; Martínez-Vizcaíno, V.; Martínez-Andrés, M.; Ruiz-Hermosa, A.; Rodríguez-Martín, B.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, 18, 6,
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The aim of this study was to synthesize the evidence on the effects of active video games (AVGs) on mental health, physical fitness and body composition of children and adolescents. A search was conducted in the following databases: PubMed; MEDLINE (by Ovid); SportDiscus, Cochrane library...

Author(s)
Santos, I. K. dos; Silva Cunha de Medeiros, R. C. da; Medeiros, J. A. de; Almeida-Neto, P. F. de; Sena, D. C. S. de; Cobucci, R. N.; Oliveira, R. S.; Araújo Tinoco Cabral, B. G. de; Dantas, P. M. S.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, 18, 4,
Abstract

Seventy-five percent of older adults do not participate in regular physical activity. Exergames is a new subject of research with older adults. The aim of the study was to determine the impact of older adults' participation in Xbox Kinect and Nintendo Wii games. Tweleve senior center members played ...

Author(s)
Orsega-Smith, E. M.; Kalksma, P. J.; Harris, W.; Drazich, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 2021, 45, 2, pp 118-134
Abstract

Given the cultural emphasis on academic achievement and environmental constraints to physical activity (PA), active video games (AVGs) may be used to decrease sedentary behavior and increase PA of Hong Kong children. This study explored the potential of a school-based AVG intervention on sedentary...

Author(s)
Liang Yan; Lau, P. W. C.; Jiang YanNan; Maddison, R.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020, 17, 21,
Abstract

The recent pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has adversely affected the life of masses all across the world. The ones who got infected by this deadly virus have been quarantined and self-isolated for months....

Author(s)
Nasir Sultan; Kiran Khushnood; Aliawan, M. M.
Publisher
College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan
Citation
JCPSP, Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 2020, 30, Special Supplement, pp S143-S143

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