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Early physical activity and sedentary behaviours

Chapter


Abstract


  • Health professionals play a key role in promoting physical activity and limiting sitting and

    screen-time behaviour in the early years. When working with parents of young children,

    it is important for health professionals to understand the relationship of these behaviours

    to health outcomes, what evidence exists around the tracking of these behaviours from

    early childhood into childhood and adulthood, and on what evidence current physical

    activity and screen-time guidelines are based. This chapter summarises the evidence in

    these areas, based on a recent literature search of longitudinal and intervention studies

    (up to and including September 2013), and provides advice on promoting health-

    enhancing levels of these behaviours.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Okely, A. D. & Janssen, X. (2015). Early physical activity and sedentary behaviours. In L. Stewart & J. Thompson (Eds.), Early Years Nutrition and Healthy Weight (pp. 46-58). Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781118792445

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85016018824

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1614

Book Title


  • Early Years Nutrition and Healthy Weight

Start Page


  • 46

End Page


  • 58

Place Of Publication


  • Chichester, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Health professionals play a key role in promoting physical activity and limiting sitting and

    screen-time behaviour in the early years. When working with parents of young children,

    it is important for health professionals to understand the relationship of these behaviours

    to health outcomes, what evidence exists around the tracking of these behaviours from

    early childhood into childhood and adulthood, and on what evidence current physical

    activity and screen-time guidelines are based. This chapter summarises the evidence in

    these areas, based on a recent literature search of longitudinal and intervention studies

    (up to and including September 2013), and provides advice on promoting health-

    enhancing levels of these behaviours.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Okely, A. D. & Janssen, X. (2015). Early physical activity and sedentary behaviours. In L. Stewart & J. Thompson (Eds.), Early Years Nutrition and Healthy Weight (pp. 46-58). Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781118792445

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85016018824

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1614

Book Title


  • Early Years Nutrition and Healthy Weight

Start Page


  • 46

End Page


  • 58

Place Of Publication


  • Chichester, United Kingdom