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dc.contributor.authorRoscoe, Clare M. P.
dc.contributor.authorJames, Rob S.
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-08T07:41:38Z
dc.date.available2019-10-08T07:41:38Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-12
dc.identifier.citationRoscoe, C.M.P., James. R.S., and Duncan, M.J. (2019). 'Accelerometer-based physical activity levels differ between week and weekend days in British preschool children.' Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, 4(3), pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.3390/jfmk4030065en_US
dc.identifier.issn24115142
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/jfmk4030065
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624201
dc.description.abstractParticipation in physical activity (PA) is fundamental to children’s future health. Studies examining the temporal pattern of PA between weekdays and weekends in British preschool children are lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare PA levels between week and weekend days for UK preschool children, using objective measurements. One hundred and eighty-five preschool children (99 boys, 86 girls, aged 4–5 years), from central England wore a triaxial accelerometer (GENEActiv) for 4 days to determine PA. The time (min) and percentage (%) of time spent in light, moderate and vigorous PA (MVPA) was determined using specific cut-points for counts per minute related to 3–5 year olds. Of the sample, none of the children met the UK recommended 180 min or more of PA per day. A significant difference (P < 0.05) was observed between the amount of time that preschool children spent in sedentary behaviours on weekdays (91.9%) compared to weekend days (96.9%). During weekdays and weekend days, 6.3% and 2.0% of time was spent in MVPA, respectively. Therefore, a substantial proportion of British preschool children’s day is spent in sedentary behaviours, with less MVPA accrued during the weekend. Regular engagement during the weekdays provides opportunities to accrue PA, which may not be present on weekend days.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/2411-5142/4/3/65en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_US
dc.subjectpreschool childrenen_US
dc.subjecthealth promotionen_US
dc.titleAccelerometer-based physical activity levels differ between week and weekend ways in British preschool childrenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCoventry Universityen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiologyen_US
dc.source.volume4
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage65
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-09-07
refterms.dateFOA2019-10-08T07:41:39Z
dc.author.detail785197en_US


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