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dc.contributor.authorVaara, Jani P.
dc.contributor.authorVasankari, Tommi
dc.contributor.authorFogelholm, Mikael
dc.contributor.authorKoski, Harri
dc.contributor.authorKyröläinen, Heikki
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-24T09:45:33Z
dc.date.available2020-03-24T09:45:33Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationVaara, J. P., Vasankari, T., Fogelholm, M., Koski, H., & Kyröläinen, H. (2020). Cycling but not walking to work or study is associated with physical fitness, body composition and clustered cardiometabolic risk in young men. <i>BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine</i>, <i>6</i>(1), Article e000668. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000668" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000668</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_35096093
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68299
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Active commuting is an inexpensive and accessible form of physical activity and may be beneficial to health. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of active commuting and its subcomponents, cycling and walking, with cardiometabolic risk factors, physical fitness and body composition in young men. Methods: Participants were 776 Finnish young (26±7 years), healthy adult men. Active commuting was measured with self-report. Waist circumference was measured and body mass index (BMI) calculated. Aerobic fitness was measured with bicycle ergometer and muscular fitness with maximal leg and bench press, sit-ups, push-ups and standing long jump. Cardiometabolic risk factors were analysed from blood samples and selected variables (glucose, insulin, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, as well as systolic and diastolic blood pressure) were further converted to z-score to form clustered cardiometabolic risk. Results: A total of 24% used active commuting consisting of 10% of walkers and 14% of cyclists. After adjustments for age, smoking, time of year, leisure-time and occupational physical activities, cycling was inversely associated with the clustered cardiometabolic risk (β=−0.11, 95% CI −0.22 to −0.01), while walking was not (β=−0.04, 95% CI −0.16 to 0.08). However, further adjustment for waist circumference attenuated the associations to non-significant. Moreover, cycling but not walking was inversely associated with BMI, waist circumference and maximal strength, while a positive association was observed with aerobic fitness (p<0.05). Conclusion: This study shows that cycling to work or study has beneficial associations to clustered cardiometabolic risk, body composition and aerobic fitness in young, healthy adult men.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
dc.rightsCC BY-NC 4.0
dc.subject.otheraerobic fitness
dc.subject.othercardiovascular epidemiology
dc.subject.otherphysical activity
dc.subject.otherwalking
dc.titleCycling but not walking to work or study is associated with physical fitness, body composition and clustered cardiometabolic risk in young men
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202003242520
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntafysiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineExercise Physiologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2055-7647
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume6
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Author(s) 2020
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysopyöräily
dc.subject.ysosydän- ja verisuonitaudit
dc.subject.ysofyysinen aktiivisuus
dc.subject.ysokävely
dc.subject.ysotyömatkat (työpaikalle)
dc.subject.ysoepidemiologia
dc.subject.ysokehonkoostumus
dc.subject.ysofyysinen kunto
dc.subject.ysohyötyliikunta
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p16289
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000668
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by The Scientific Advisory Board for Defence, Finland; National Defence Foundation, Finland and Support Foundation of the Finnish Defence Forces.


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