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    unstructured physical activity time from the school day can have a serious impact on children’s health and well-being. Recess and time for physical activity is not only important to the overall health of children, it also provides an outlet that helps with the social, emotional, and cognitive development of children. In addition, it is also common for recess to be taken away from students who misbehave. Unfortunately, it is these types of students who benefit most from recess, the physical activity, and

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    The role of physical activity in our day to day lives has changed over the centuries, put simply the amount of time we spend moving our bodies has dramatically decreased. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 60 to 85% of the population worldwide does not engage in enough activity, making physical inactivity the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality (1). Finding time to exercise several times per week can not only improve physical but can minimize the chance of premature death

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    The social-emotional, cognitive and physical benefits of physical activity During childhood our body and mind changes very fast. I believe that nowadays parents focus more on the brain developement of their children than their physical activity. When I was a little girl - over 20 years ago - we spent most of our time outside playing, running and enjoying fresh air and being in movement. Physical activity of children can secure them health and well being in their adulthood as well as teach

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    Through the use of MyFitnessPal I was able to carefully document and analyze my physical activity for three days. MyfitnessPal has a unique feature with my iPhone that can track my actual steps taken per day. Unfortunately, I did not have the time during the three days to do any exercise besides walking around campus and steps obtained from running errands. It is important that I not only focus on the foods I consume but also exercise my muscles for short and long term health advantages. In essence

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    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (10 PTS) 1. On the average, how much do you exercise per week (above and beyond your normal daily activity of sleeping, house chores, showering, etc.)? I exercise once a week for 30 to 45 minutes. What kind of exercise do you do? I walk around the park or around my neighborhood. How does this compare to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans? Based on Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, my current exercise routine is not long enough to have a substantial health

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    the Responsiveness of Accelerometry to Detect Change in Physical Activity Montoye, A. H., Pfeiffer, K. A., Suton, D., & Trost, S. G. (2014). Evaluating the Responsiveness of Accelerometry to Detect Change in Physical Activity. Measurement In Physical Education & Exercise Science, 18(4), 273-285. doi:10.1080/1091367X.2014.942454 Introduction: Increasing physical activity levels in both children and adolescents is crucial since physical activity is associated with many health benefits, even if only

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    group to gain as much physical activity as possible. These children are in their prime time for body development. In the recent decade, physical activity in children has decreased immensely (Colley et al. 2011). A quarter of children in Canada are either obese or overweight (Colley et al. 2011). This age group of children (in general) seem to have the most promotional physical activity options. When children start going to school they are introduced to multiple sports and activities. In elementary, the

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    For young people, 13 – 17 years of age, they should be accruing at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, according to the Australian physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines (The Department of Health, 2014). These physical activities should include some vigorous intensity activity which includes some aerobic exercises. Young people should be engaging in some bone and muscle strengthening. For more health benefits young people should reduce the amount of time that they are spending

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    Introduction- Physical Activity and its effects on the human body is a topic that is widely discussed in the field of epidemiology. Physical Activity is defined as any bodily movement a person makes that is produced by skeletal muscle and requires some sort of energy disbursement. This is vastly different when compared to the term: exercise, and can be characterized by a multitude of factors such as frequency, intensity, timing, and type (Dishman, Heath, & Lee, 2013, p. 565). When looking at the

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    Research has shown that healthy habits established early in life, such as a balanced diet and participating in regular physical activity, may continue into adolescence and adulthood, thereby reducing a person's risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. This report investigates the students at Ferny Grove State High School meet the guidelines recommended by the Australian Government. I achieved this by conducting a survey of ten people in my class, and the data suggests that

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