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Activity levels, dietary energy intake, and body composition in children who walk to school

Activity levels, dietary energy intake, and body composition in children who walk to school

Ford, Paul, Bailey, Richard, Coleman, Damian, Woolf-May, Kate and Swaine, Ian (2007) Activity levels, dietary energy intake, and body composition in children who walk to school. Pediatric Exercise Science, 19 (4). pp. 393-407. ISSN 0899-8493 (Print), 1543-2920 (Online)

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Abstract

Although differences in daily activity levels have been assessed in cross-sectional walk-to-school studies, no one has assessed differences in body composition and dietary energy intake at the same time. In this study of 239 primary school children, there were no significant differences in daily activity levels, body composition, or estimated dietary energy intake between those who walk to school (WALK) and those who travel by car (CAR; p < .05). WALK children were more active between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. than CAR children (p < .05). In addition, there were no significant differences in the main analysis when participants were subgrouped by gender and age. © 2007 Human Kinetics, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent, age distribution, article, body composition, body fat, body mass, caloric intake, controlled study, daily life activity, dietary intake, physical activity
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Q Science > QP Physiology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:34
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13683

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