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The efficiency of using dynamic games with technical elements from handball during the Physical Education lessons with primary school pupils


Does parental accompaniment when walking or cycling moderate the association between physical neighbourhood environment and active transport among 10–12 year olds?


Developmental pathways of change in fitness and motor competence are related to overweight and obesity status at the end of primary school


A new injury prevention programme for children’s football – FIFA 11+ Kids – can improve motor performance

16-01 Parental Involvement in a School-Based Child Physical Activity and Nutrition Program in Southeastern United States
16-01 Individual and School-Level Socioeconomic Gradients in Physical Activity in Australian Schoolchildren.
16-01 Effects of Motor versus Cardiovascular Exercise Training on Children's Working Memory.
16-01 Family-based interventions to increase physical activity in children
16-01 PE and sport premium: an investigation in primary schools
16-01 Integrating key competences in school physical education programmes

Healthy Pokes: After-school Education and Mentoring to Enhance Child Health

16-01 The Moderating Effect of Physical Activity on the Association Between ADHD Symptoms and Peer Victimization in Middle Childhood
16-01 Promoting Physical Activity With the Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative
15-12 Health-related physical fitness is associated with total and central body fat in preschool children aged 3 to 5 years
15-12 Promoting Physical Activity With the Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative
15-12 Do Interventions to Increase Walking Work?
15-11 Independent Associations of Organized Physical Activity and Weight Status with Children’s Cognitive Functioning

Relations among basic psychological needs, PE-motivation and fundamental movement skills in 9–12-year-old boys and girls in Physical Education

15-11 Decline in objective physical activity over a 10-year period in a Japanese elementary school
15-11 Physical Activity Intensity, Lesson Context, and Teacher Interactions During an Unstructured Afterschool Physical Activity Program
15-10 Effect on Physical Activity of a Randomized Afterschool Intervention for Inner City Children in 3rd to 5th Grade.
15-10 Impact of prolonged sitting on vascular function in young girls
15-10 Play : a report by the all-party parliamentary group on a fit and healthy childhood
15-10 Associations between the neighbourhood built environment and out of school physical activity and active travel
15-10 Implementing classroom physical activity breaks: Associations with student physical activity and classroom behavior
15-10 Parental views of children’s physical activity: a qualitative study with parents from multi-ethnic backgrounds living in England
15-09 Miles ahead: school that fired starting gun on running revolution
15-09 Measuring the impact of outdoor learning on the physical activity of school age children: The use of accelerometry
15-09 Within- and between-day associations between children’s sitting and physical activity time
15-09 Acceptability and Potential Efficacy of Single-Sex After-School Activity Programs for Overweight and At-Risk Children
15-09 The influence of club football on children’s daily physical activity

Can ‘English Premier League’ funding for PE and school sport achieve its aims?

15-09 Do specific parenting practices and related parental self-efficacy associate with physical activity and screen time among primary schoolchildren?
15-08 Variability and Stability in Daily Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity among 10 Year Old Children
15-08 Associations between Active Commuting to School and Health-Related Physical Fitness in Spanish School-Aged Children
15-08 Organized Sport Participation Is Associated with Higher Levels of Overall Health-Related Physical Activity in Children
15-08 Active Transport, Physical Activity, and Distance Between Home and School in Children and Adolescents
15-07 Physical Activity Design Guidelines for School Architecture
15-07 Associations Between Parental Perceptions of the Neighbourhood Environment and Childhood Physical Activity
15-07 Sport participation, screen time, and personality trait development during childhood
15-07 Effect of Taekwondo Training on Physical Fitness and Growth Index According to IGF-1 Gene Polymorphism in Children
15-07 An effect of physical activity-based recreation programs on children’s optimism, humor styles, and school life adjustment
15-07 Can physical education and physical activity outcomes be developed simultaneously using a game-centered approach?
15-07 Change4Life: evidence review on physical activity in children
15-07 Associations Between Extracurricular Activity and Self-Regulation: A Longitudinal Study From 5 to 10 Years of Age
15-06 Children’s physical activity levels during primary school break times
15-06 The association between the parental perception of the physical neighborhood environment and children’s location-specific physical activity
15-06 What is the Relationship between Risky Outdoor Play and Health in Children?
15-06 Child fitness falls further than feared
15-06 Social and Environmental Factors Related to Boys’ and Girls’ Park-Based Physical Activity
15-06 "Should I let my child take more risks?"
15-06 "We're not saying video games should replace outdoor play, but …"
15-06 Reducing children's classroom sitting time using sit-to-stand desks: findings from pilot studies in UK and Australian primary schools
15-05 Using Virtual Pets to Promote Physical Activity in Children
15-05 Does playing a sports active video game improve young children's ball skill competence?
15-05 Empowering Young Children: Multi-Method Exploration of Young Children’s Preference for Natural or Manufactured Elements in Outdoor Preschool Settings
15-05 Modelling the contribution of walking between home and school to daily physical activity in primary age children
15-04 The contribution of organised sports to physical activity in Australia: Results and directions from the Active Healthy Kids Australia 2014 Report Card on physical activity for children and young people
15-04 Improving Academic Performance of School-Age Children by Physical Activity in the Classroom: 1-Year Program Evaluation
15-04 Association between participation in outdoor play and sport at 10 years old with physical activity in adulthood
15-04 A randomized controlled design investigating the effects of classroom-based physical activity on children’s fluid intelligence and achievement
15-04 Promoting physical activity for children and young people : Evidence Update March 2015
15-04 Effects of two physical education programmes on health- and skill-related physical fitness of Albanian children
15-04 The Tipping Point: confidence and attitudes in seven and eight year old girls
15-04 Vigorous physical activity rather than sedentary behaviour predicts overweight and obesity in pubertal boys: A 2-year follow-up study
15-04 Gaining insights into young people's playful wellbeing in woodland through art-based action research
15-03 Research into the impact of Bikeability training on children's ability to percieve and appropriately respond to hazards when cycling on the road
15-03 Aerobic Fitness, Micronutrient Status, and Academic Achievement in Indian School-Aged Children
15-03 A longitudinal study of bone area, content, density, and strength development at the radius and tibia in children 4-12 years of age exposed to recreational gymnastics
15-03 Effect of a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program on School Day Step Counts in Children
15-03 Intensity- and Domain-specific Levels of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in 10-14 Year-old Children
15-03 More children more active: Tailored playgrounds positively affect physical activity levels amongst youth
15-03 Community led active schools programme (CLASP) exploring the implementation of health interventions in primary schools: headteachers’ perspectives
15-03 Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Obesity in an International Sample of Children
15-03 Organizing “Play Streets” during school vacations can increase physical activity and decrease sedentary time in children
15-03 Children's active commuting to school: an interplay of self-efficacy, social economic disadvantage, and environmental characteristics.
15-03 Correlates of habitual physical activity and organized sports in German primary school children
15-03 Increasing girls’ physical activity during a short-term organized youth sport basketball program: A randomized controlled trial
15-03 A new website has been launched to help primary schools recruit and develop sports coaches
15-01 Knowing in primary physical education in the UK: negotiating movement culture
15-01 Physical education or playtime: which is more effective at promoting physical activity in primary school children?
15-01 YST National PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Survey Report
15-01 Daily Physical Activity and Screen Time, but Not Other Sedentary Activities, Are Associated with Measures of Obesity during Childhood in Malaysia
15-01 Cognitive and physiological effects of an acute physical activity intervention in elementary school children
15-01 Regional differences of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Swiss children are not explained by socio-demographics or the built environment
15-01 Does teaching children to swim increase exposure to water or risk-taking when in the water? Emerging evidence from Bangladesh
15-01 Physical Activity Opportunities in Afterschool Programs
15-01 Effectiveness of a school-based physical activity intervention on obesity in school children
15-01 Prevalence of exercise-induced cough in schoolchildren
15-01 Daily Exercises and Education for Preventing Low Back Pain in Children
15-01 Nasal and bronchial response to exercise in children with seasonal allergic rhinitis out of the pollen season
15-01 A longitudinal study of the distance that young people walk to school
15-01 Motor Performance as Predictor of Physical Activity in Children: The CHAMPS Study
14-12 Pragmatic, Randomized Controlled Trials of the Girls on the Go! Program to Improve Self-Esteem in Girls
14-12 Social inequalities in young children’s sports participation and outdoor play
14-12 Morning Exercise Beneficial to Students
14-12 Schools and "low-level" activity
14-12 The Relationship Among Playground Areas and Physical Activity Levels in Children
14-11 Longitudinal changes of cycling peak power in overweight and normal weight boys
14-11 Elementary students' physical activity and enjoyment during active video gaming and a modified tennis activity.
14-11 An Examination of Four Traditional School Physical Activity Models on Children's Step Counts and MVPA
14-11 Impact of a sports program on the functional abilities of children aged 5 to 6 years
14-11 Relationship Between Motivation and Learning in Physical Education and After-School Physical Activity
14-11 Physical Activity Practices in Elementary Schools and Associations With Physical Education Staffing and Training
14-11 An Examination of Four Traditional School Physical Activity Models on Children's Step Counts and MVPA
14-11 Child Pedestrian - Motor Vehicle Collisions and Walking to School in the City of Toronto: The Role of the Built Environment
14-11 Environmental influences on children's physical activity
14-10 Better Together: Outcomes of Cooperation Versus Competition in Social Exergaming
14-10 Physical fitness and academic performance in primary school children with and without a social disadvantage
14-10 Morning Exercise Beneficial to Students
14-09 Associations between daily physical activity and executive functioning in primary school-aged children
14-09 Randomised feasibility trial of a teaching assistant led extracurricular physical activity intervention for 9 to 11 year olds
14-09 Does exercise habit strength moderate the relationship between emotional distress and short-term memory in Malaysian primary school children?
14-09 Academic Achievement and High Fitness Levels
14-09 Developmental differences between boys and girls results in sex-specific physical fitness changes from fourth to fifth grade
14-09 Extracurricular physical and sports activities in elementary students: the case of Alicante
14-09 Examining elementary school children’s level of enjoyment of traditional tag games vs. interactive dance games
14-09 Osteogenic effects of a physical activity intervention in South African black children
14-09 Developmental differences between boys and girls results in sex-specific physical fitness changes from fourth to fifth grade.
14-09 Promoting physical activity in Hong Kong Chinese young people
14-09 Relationship of childhood headaches with preferences in leisure time activities, depression, anxiety and eating habits
14-09 Impact of a pilot pharmacy health-care professional out-of-school time physical activity and nutrition education program with exercise on fourth and fifth graders in a rural Texas community
14-09 Parents’ perception of their influence on their child’s physical activity
14-09 Physical fitness and academic performance in primary school children with and without a social disadvantage
14-09 A short physical activity break from cognitive tasks increases selective attention in primary school children aged 10–11
14-09 Is change in environmental supportiveness between primary and secondary school associated with a decline in children׳s physical activity levels?
14-09 An in-school exercise intervention to enhance bone and reduce fat in girls: The CAPO Kids trial
14-09 Not Just “A Walking the Dog”: Dog Walking and Pet Play and Their Association With Recommended Physical Activity Among Adolescents
14-09 Physical activity patterns of ethnic children from low socio-economic environments within the UK
14-09 Physical activity – academic achievement: student and teacher perspectives on the ‘new’ nexus
14-09 Do Coaches Perceive Themselves as Influential on Physical Activity for Girls in Organised Youth Sport?
14-09 A 30-Year Journey of Monitoring Fitness and Skill Outcomes in Physical Education
14-08 Does a player whose ball juggling skill is the best shows the best ability in a soccer game?
14-08 Physical activity differences between children from migrant and native origin
14-08 A repeated measurement study investigating the impact of school outdoor environment upon physical activity across ages and seasons in Swedish second, fifth and eighth graders
14-07 Physical Fitness, Obesity, and Academic Achievement in Schoolchildren
14-06 Formative evaluation of a UK community-based sports intervention to prevent smoking among children and young people: SmokeFree Sports
14-06 The effects of individual, family and environmental factors on physical activity levels in children
14-06 Premature return to play and return to learn after a sport-related concussion: Physician's chart review
14-06 Effect of living area and sports club participation on physical fitness in children: a 4 year longitudinal study
14-06 The child and adolescent athlete: a review of three potentially serious injuries
14-06 Maternal Physical Activity During Pregnancy, Child Leisure-Time Activity, and Child Weight Status at 3-9 Years
14-06 Are We Driving Our Kids to Unhealthy Habits? Results of the Active Healthy Kids Canada 2013 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
14-06 The Effect of Green Exercise on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Mood State in Primary School Children
14-06 Factors Influencing Break-Time Physical Activity of South African Primary School Learners From Low-Income Communities
14-06 Primary physical education perspective on creativity: the nature of creativity and creativity fostering classroom environment
14-06 The effects of physical activity on children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
14-06 Physical, Policy, and Sociocultural Characteristics of the Primary School Environment are Positively Associated With Children’s Physical Activity During Class Time
14-06 Developing Students' Emotional Well-being in Physical Education
14-06 Children’s exercise behavior: The moderating role of habit processes within the theory of planned behavior
14-06 Associations between sports participation and psychological difficulties during childhood: A two-year follow up
14-06 Physical activity temporal trends amongst children and adolescents
14-06 Effect of intervention aimed at increasing physical activity, reducing sedentary behaviour, and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children: Active for Life Year 5 (AFLY5) school based cluster randomised controlled trial
14-05 Do school-based physical activity interventions increase or reduce inequalities in health?
14-05 Examining the Impact of the Walking School Bus With an Agent-Based Model
14-05 Normal biomechanical values of walking for healthy Saudi children in Riyadh city
14-05 Low-income children feel safer walking/biking to school
14-04 Activity levels in mothers and their 4 yr-old children
14-03 Who children spend time with after school: associations with objectively recorded indoor and outdoor physical activity
14-03 Sports Participation and Parent-Reported Health-Related Quality of Life in Children
14-03 Playing for health? Revisiting health promotion to examine the emerging public health position on children's play
14-03 Changes in physical activity during the transition from primary to secondary school in Belgian children: what is the role of the school environment? (pdf)
14-03 Cycling: health and risk factors
14-03 Can Exergames Impart Health Messages? Game Play, Framing, and Drivers of Physical Activity Among Children
14-03 Effect of physical activity on vascular characteristics in young children
14-03 Are field-based exergames useful in preventing childhood obesity? A systematic review
14-03 Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and clustered cardiometabolic risk in 10- to 12-year-old school children: The REACH Y6 study
14-03 Correlates of urban children's leisure-time physical activity and sedentary behaviors during school days
14-03 Is overweight a risk factor for sports injuries in children, adolescents, and young adults?
14-03 The effects of playground markings on the physical self-perceptions of 10–11-year-old school children
14-03 Heart rate response and fitness effects of various types of physical education for 8- to 9-year-old schoolchildren
14-03 Exploring ‘what’ to learn in physical education
14-03 Primary School Sport Project - Engage to Compete (pdf)
14-03 A Systematic Review of the Literature on Screening for Exercise-Induced Asthma: Considerations for School Nurses
14-03 Walking to School: The Experience of Children in Inner City Los Angeles and Implications for Policy
14-03 Predictors of meeting physical activity and fruit and vegetable recommendations in 9–11-year-old children
14-03 Constructing cardiovascular fitness knowledge in physical education
14-01 What helps children to move more at school recess and lunchtime?
14-01 Prospective association of adiposity and cardiorespiratory fitness with cardiovascular risk factors in healthy children
14-01 Intrinsic Effects of Physical Activity on Self-Concept and Academic Achievement Esteem of Preadolescents 
14-01 School sports and identity formation: Socialisation or selection?
14-01 Beyond the Gym: Increasing Outside of School Physical Activity through Physical Education
14-01 Competing for ideal bodies: a study of exergames used as teaching aids in schools
14-01 ‘Walking … just walking’: how children and young people's everyday pedestrian practices matter
14-01 Guidelines for Youth Sports Clubs to Develop, Implement, and Assess Health Promotion Within Its Activities
14-01 Examining primary schools' physical education coordinators' pedagogical content knowledge of games: are we just playing as this?
13-12 Effectiveness and feasibility of lowering playground density during recess to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary time at primary school (pdf)
Education, Exercise
15-11 Does More Centrally Located School Promote Walking to School? Spatial Centrality in School-Neighborhood Settings.
15-11 Localization of Physical Activity in Primary School Children Using Accelerometry and Global Positioning System
14-12 The importance of physical activity and aerobic fitness for cognitive control and memory in children
14-12 Enhanced academic performance using a novel classroom physical activity intervention to increase awareness, attention and self-control: Putting embodied cognition into practice
14-12 Fit to Focus: Measuring the Effects of Physical Activity on Behavior Management
14-12 Minutes count: Determining the dose response of classroom exercise beaks on academic acute educational outcomes in primary school students
13-12 Physical Activity and academic achievement: Literature search from SHEU
Exercise, Health
15-11 Factors associated with motor performance among overweight and nonoverweight Tyrolean primary school children
Exercise, Lifestyle
15-10 Children’s implicit recall of junk food, alcohol and gambling sponsorship in Australian sport
Exercise, Food
15-02 Predictors of meeting physical activity and fruit and vegetable recommendations in 9–11-year-old children
Exercise, Food, Health
15-01 Healthy Kids Out of School: Using Mixed Methods to Develop Principles for Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Out-of-School Settings in the United States
Education, Exercise, Food
14-12 The role and impact of student leadership on participants in a healthy eating and physical activity programme
Exercise, Health, Lifestyle
14-10 Parenting stress: a cross-sectional analysis of associations with childhood obesity, physical activity, and TV viewing