Université de Fribourg

Physical activity and sedentary behavior in preschoolers: a longitudinal assessment of trajectories and determinants

Schmutz, Einat A. ; Haile, Sarah R. ; Leeger-Aschmann, Claudia S. ; Kakebeeke, Tanja H. ; Zysset, Annina E. ; Messerli-Bürgy, Nadine ; Stülb, Kerstin ; Arhab, Amar ; Meyer, Andrea H. ; Munsch, Simone ; Puder, Jardena J. ; Jenni, Oskar G. ; Kriemler, Susi

In: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2018, vol. 15, no. 35, p. 1-12

Background : Despite physical activity (PA) being recognized as a critically important factor for good physical and mental health already early in life and throughout the life course, prospective data on activity behavior during the preschool years remains scarce. This study examined trajectories and determinants of levels and change in total PA (TPA), moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) and sedentary...