Physical activity measured by accelerometry among adolescents participating in sports clubs and non-participating peers
Toivo, K., Vähä-Ypyä, H., Kannus, P., Tokola, K., Alanko, L., Heinonen, O. J., Korpelainen, R., Parkkari, J., Savonen, K., Selänne, H., Kokko, S., Kujala, U. M., Villberg, J., & Vasankari, T. (2023). Physical activity measured by accelerometry among adolescents participating in sports clubs and non-participating peers. European Journal of Sport Science, 23(7), 1426-1434. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2022.2103740
Published inEuropean Journal of Sport Science
DisciplineTerveyskasvatusLiikuntalääketiedeHealth Promotion and Health EducationSports and Exercise Medicine
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The purpose of this descriptive cross-sectional study is to describe the amount and intensity of physical activity (PA) measured by accelerometry among adolescents participating in organized sports (SCP) and age-matched non-participating peers (NP). SCPs (332) and NPs (139) wore an accelerometer on the hip for 7 days. PA was reported using the 1 min exponential moving average. The current moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) recommendation of at least an average of 60 minutes of MVPA daily was reached by 85% of SCPs and 45% of NPs (p < 0.001). During training days, the MVPA times among SCPs ranged from 153 ± 39 min in males and 109 ± 35 min in females participating in basketball to 113 ± 33 min in males participating in floorball and 83 ± 32 min in females participating in gymnastics. Sports participation contributes rather strongly to the accumulation of the recommended amount of MVPA. During training days SCPs, except for females participating in gymnastics, accumulated more MVPA than NPs. During non-training days only males participating in cross country skiing and females participating in track and field accumulated more MVPA than NPs. ...
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Additional information about fundingThis study was financially supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture (major, grant number: 6/091/2011) and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (minor, grant number: 152/THL/TE/2012).
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