Always on the move? : measured physical activity of 3-year-old preschool children
PublisherUniversity of Jyväskylä
- Article I: Soini, A., Tammelin, T., Sääkslahti, A., Watt, A., Villberg, J., Kettunen, T., Mehtälä, A., & Poskiparta, M. 2014. Seasonal and daily variation in physical activity among three-year-old Finnish preschool children. Early Child Development and Care, 184(4), 589–601.DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2013.804070
- Article II: Soini, A., Villberg, J., Sääkslahti, A., Gubbels, J., Mehtälä, A., Kettunen, T. & Poskiparta M. 2014. Directly observed physical activity among 3-year-olds in Finnish childcare. International Journal of Early Childhood, 46(2), 253–269 DOI: 10.1007/s13158-014-0111-z
- Article III: Soini, A., Gubbels, J., Sääkslahti, A., Villberg, J., Kremers, S., Van Kann, D., Mehtälä, A., De Vries, N., & Poskiparta, M. 2017. A comparison of physical activity levels in childcare context among Finnish and Dutch 3-year-olds. European Early Childhood Education Research, 25(3). In press.
- Article IV: Soini, A., Watt, A., Tammelin, T., Soini, M., Sääkslahti, A., & Poskiparta, M. 2014. Comparing the physical activity patterns of 3-year-old Finnish and Australian children during childcare and homecare days. Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity, 6(3), 171–182. Please see
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Soini, Anne; Tammelin, Tuija; Sääkslahti, Arja; Watt, Anthony; Villberg, Jari; Kettunen, Tarja; Mehtälä, Anette; Poskiparta, Marita (Routledge, 2014)The purposes of this study were to assess seasonal, daily, and gender variations in children’s physical activity (PA). ActiGraph GT3X accelerometers were used to record the three-year-old children’s PA levels for five ...
Physical activity and sedentary time during physical education lessons between different physical activity groups of a sample of finnish 11-year-old students Salin, Kasper; Huhtiniemi, Mikko; Watt, Anthony; Hakonen, Harto; Mononen, Kaisu; Jaakkola, Timo (Editura Universitatii din Pitesti, 2019)Problem statement: Insufficient PA is rising concern in modern society. Physical education as a compulsory subject allows all students to engage physical activity. However, the activity levels may vary during the physical ...
Associations of physical activity, sedentary time, and cardiorespiratory fitness with heart rate variability in 6- to 9-year-old children : the PANIC study Veijalainen, Aapo; Haapala, Eero A.; Väistö, Juuso; Leppänen, Marja H.; Lintu, Niina; Tompuri, Tuomo; Seppälä, Santeri; Ekelund, Ulf; Tarvainen, Mika P.; Westgate, Kate; Brage, Søren; Lakka, Timo A. (Springer, 2019)Purpose. To study the associations of physical activity (PA), sedentary time (ST), and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with heart rate variability (HRV) in children. Methods. The participants were a population sample ...
Meeting the WHO 24-h guidelines among 2–6-year-old children by family socioeconomic status before and during the COVID-19 pandemic : a repeated cross-sectional study Koivukoski, Henriikka; Hasanen, Elina; Tolvanen, Asko; Chua, Terence; Chia Michael; Vehmas, Hanna; Sääkslahti, Arja (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2023)Background The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed guidelines for 24-h physical activity (PA), sedentary behaviour and sleep for young children. Lower socioeconomic status (SES) has been linked to a lower ...
The effect of a movement-to-music video program on the objectively measured sedentary time and physical activity of preschool-aged children and their mothers : A randomized controlled trial Tuominen, Pipsa; Husu, Pauliina; Raitanen, Jani; Kujala, Urho; Luoto, Riitta M. (Public Library of Science, 2017)Regular physical activity (PA) and the avoidance of prolonged sitting are essential for children’s healthy growth, and for the physical and mental wellbeing of both children and adults. In the context of exercise, music ...