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Preliminary Effects of the Athletes for Life Community Study on Child Habitual Physical Activity


Abstract Background: Although childhood engagement in physical activity has received growing attention, most children still do not meet the recommended daily 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity [MVPA]. Children of ethnic minorities are less likely to meet the guidelines. Interventions have been implemented in various settings to increase child physical activity levels, yet these efforts have not yielded consistent results. The purpose of this study was to assess the preliminary effects of a community-based intervention on light physical activity and MVPA among 6-11 year old children. Methods: The present study was part of a larger study called Athletes for Life [AFL], a family-based, nutrition-education and physical activity interv... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Quezada, Blanca Jennifer (Author) / Crespo, Noe (Advisor) / Huberty, Jennifer (Committee member) / Vega-Lopez, Sonia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 168 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Exercise and Wellness 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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