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BMI group-related differences in physical fitness and physical activity in preschool-age children: a cross-sectional analysis

Niederer, Iris and Kriemler, Susi and Zahner, Lukas and Bürgi, Flavia and Ebenegger, Vincent and Marques, Pedro and Puder, Jardena J.. (2012) BMI group-related differences in physical fitness and physical activity in preschool-age children: a cross-sectional analysis. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83 (1). pp. 12-19.

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Abstract

In the Ballabeina study, we investigated age- and BMI-group-related differences in aerobic fitness (20 m shuttle run), agility (obstacle course), dynamic (balance beam) and static balance (balance platform), and physical activity (PA, accelerometers) in 613 children (M age = 5.1 years, SD = 0.6). Normal weight (NW) children performed better than overweight (OW) children in aerobic fitness, agility, and dynamic balance (all p <.001), while OWchildren had a better static balance (p < .001). BMI-group-related differences in aerobic fitness and agility were larger in older children (p for interaction with age = .01) in favor of the NW children. PA did not differ between NW and OW (p > or = .1), but did differ between NW and obese children (p < .05). BMI-group-related differences in physical fitness can already be present in preschool-age children.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Sport, Bewegung und Gesundheit > Bereich Bewegungs- und Trainingswissenschaft > Trainingswissenschaften (Zahner)
UniBasel Contributors:Zahner, Lukas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0270-1367
e-ISSN:2168-3824
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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