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Session 1: Public health nutrition physical activity prescription for public health
(Cambridge University Press, 2010)
The increased prevalence of CVD deaths in the past 60 years is a result in considerable part of the influence of environmental and lifestyle changes, including decreased daily energy expenditure through physical exertion. ...
An evaluation of Irish primary school children’s physical activity during the segmented school-day
(DCU [Dublin City University], 2013)
What is PE? (Pre-published version)
(Taylor & Francis [Routledge], 2013)
Physical education is a socially constructed activity that forms one component of a wider physical culture that includes sport and health/physical activity (Kirk, 1999, Lake, 2001a: 69, Penney, 1998). The terms sport and ...
Preliminary findings of Active Classrooms: An intervention to increase physical activity levels of primary school children during class time (Pre-published version)
This study evaluates the effects of a behaviour change intervention, which encourages the integration of PA into the teaching of academic lessons, on PA levels of students. The main outcome is mean minutes of moderate-to-vigorous ...
Self-rated walking pace and all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer mortality: Individual participant pooled analysis of 50,225 walkers from 11 population British cohorts (Pre-published version)
(BMJ Publishing Group Ltd., 2018)
Background/Objectives: Walking pace is associated with risk of premature mortality. However, whether this relationship is independent of total volume of physical activity and highest physical activity intensity reached ...
Determinants of uptake and maintenance of active commuting to school (Pre-published version)
The objective was to identify determinants of uptake and maintenance of active school travel (AST) over 4 years in children aged 9 at baseline. Data from wave 1 (n=8502) and 2 (n=7479) of the Growing Up in Ireland study ...
Teachers’ and students’ perspectives of participating in the ‘Active Classrooms’ movement integration programme (Pre-published version)
This paper evaluates perceptions of 5 teachers and 129 students of participating in an 8-week primary school movement integration intervention. Following training and provision of resources, teachers were asked to teach 2 ...
An intervention to improve the physical activity levels of children: Design and rationale of the ‘Active Classrooms’ cluster randomised controlled trial (Pre-published version)
Background: Recent evidence demonstrates that children are not engaging in the recommended 60mins of moderate to vigorous PA per day. PA interventions have been acknowledged by the WHO (2010) as a key strategy to increase ...
Accumulated versus continuous exercise for health benefit: a review of empirical studies (Pre-published version)
(Springer Nature, 2009)
Current physical activity guidelines endorse the notion that the recommended amount of daily physical activity can be accumulated in short bouts performed over the course of a day. Although intuitively appealing, the ...