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Role of the playground environment on levels of physical activity in elementary school children
Contributor:Schaefer, Christine Adele
The school environment offers opportunities for children to be active, particularly during recess periods. Yet the influence of the playground on levels of physical activity (PA) throughout the day has not been well ...
Physical activity : improving assessment tools and behavior in children
Contributor:Schaefer, Christine A.
Adequate physical activity (PA) is a critical component of chronic disease prevention and a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, studies suggest that US children do not meet the recommended 60 minutes of PA per day. However, ...
Energy expenditure prediction via a footwear-based physical activity monitor : accuracy and comparison to other devices
Accurately estimating free-living energy expenditure (EE) is important for monitoring or altering energy balance and quantifying levels of physical activity. The use of accelerometers to monitor physical activity and ...
Predictors of health behaviors and cardiovascular disease risk factors for professional firefighters
Although the leading cause of mortality among all Americans is cardiovascular disease (CVD), accounting for about 32% of deaths, the risk among firefighters is even higher. About 45% of on-duty firefighter deaths result ...