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Article: How children move: activity pattern characteristics in lean and obese Chinese children

TitleHow children move: activity pattern characteristics in lean and obese Chinese children
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Issue Date2011
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes
Citation
Journal of Obesity, 2011, v. 2011, p. 679328 How to Cite?
AbstractPhysical activity and sedentary behavior are central components of lifetime weight control; however, our understanding of dimensions of these behaviors in childhood is limited. This study investigated free-living activity pattern characteristics and the individual variability of these characteristics in 84 lean and obese Chinese children (7-9 y) during the school day and over the weekend. Activity pattern characteristics were established from triaxial accelerometry (StayHealthy RT3). Results indicated that children's free-living activity is characterized by many short-duration, low-intensity bouts of movement. Obese children take longer rest intervals between bouts and engage in fewer activity bouts both at school and at home. Intraindividual variability in activity patterns was low during school days but high for the rest intervals between bouts and number of activity bouts per day at the weekend. Finding ways to reduce the rest time between bouts of movement and increase the number of movement bouts a child experiences each day is an important next step.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139496
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dc.contributor.authorMcManus, AMen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, EYWen_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, CCWen_US
dc.contributor.authorHu, Yen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:50:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:50:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Obesity, 2011, v. 2011, p. 679328en_US
dc.identifier.issn2090-0708-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139496-
dc.description.abstractPhysical activity and sedentary behavior are central components of lifetime weight control; however, our understanding of dimensions of these behaviors in childhood is limited. This study investigated free-living activity pattern characteristics and the individual variability of these characteristics in 84 lean and obese Chinese children (7-9 y) during the school day and over the weekend. Activity pattern characteristics were established from triaxial accelerometry (StayHealthy RT3). Results indicated that children's free-living activity is characterized by many short-duration, low-intensity bouts of movement. Obese children take longer rest intervals between bouts and engage in fewer activity bouts both at school and at home. Intraindividual variability in activity patterns was low during school days but high for the rest intervals between bouts and number of activity bouts per day at the weekend. Finding ways to reduce the rest time between bouts of movement and increase the number of movement bouts a child experiences each day is an important next step.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Obesityen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleHow children move: activity pattern characteristics in lean and obese Chinese childrenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=2090-0708&volume=2011&spage=679328&epage=&date=2011&atitle=How+children+move:+activity+pattern+characteristics+in+lean+and+obese+Chinese+children-
dc.identifier.emailMcManus, AM: alimac@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, EYW: chuyw@graduate.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYu, CCW: yucw@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailHu, Y: yhud@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityMcManus, AM=rp00936en_US
dc.identifier.authorityYu, CW=rp00982en_US
dc.identifier.authorityHu, Y=rp00432en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2011/679328-
dc.identifier.pmid21274276-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3022206-
dc.identifier.hkuros195547en_US
dc.identifier.volume2011en_US
dc.identifier.spage679328en_US
dc.identifier.epage679328en_US
dc.identifier.citeulike9724621-

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