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Levels of physical activity of a sample of 10-13 year old New Zealand children

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dc.contributor.author Calvert, S. en
dc.contributor.author Ross, Jennifer J. en
dc.contributor.author Hamlin, Michael J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-16T02:41:50Z
dc.date.issued 2001-11-09 en
dc.identifier.citation Calvert, S., Ross, J. & Hamlin, M. (2001). Levels of physical activity of a sample of 10-13 year old New Zealand children. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114(1143):496-498. en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-8716 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10182/8087
dc.description.abstract AIMS: To determine what proportion of a sample of 10 to 13 year old New Zealand children attained the Ministry of Health's physical activity guidelines. These guidelines recommend that children accumulate a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week. METHODS: The heart rates of sixty 10-13 year olds were monitored at one minute intervals, for twelve hours on three week days and one weekend day. For each day, the number of minutes when the subject's heart rate exceeded 139 beats per minutes (bpm) was determined. The proportion of subjects who accumulated at least 30 minutes of heart rates > 139 bpm on three of the four recording days was determined. These subjects were deemed to have met the physical activity guidelines. RESULTS: 53% of subjects met the minimum physical acivity guidelines. Boys spent significantly more of their time with their heart rates elevated above 139 bpm than girls. There was no significant difference between the number of children achieving the recommended guidelines and their school's decile ranking. CONCLUSION: There are indications that children's lives are becoming more sedentary due in part to the popularity of passive forms of leisure and the reduced incidence of active forms of transportation like walking or cycling to school. The low proportion of New Zealand children meeting the minimum physical activity guidelines is a cause for great concern. en
dc.format.extent 496-498 en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.relation The original publication is available from - New Zealand Medical Association - https://www.nzma.org.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/17999/Vol-114-No-1143-09-November-2001.pdf en
dc.rights Copyright © New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.subject exercise en
dc.subject adolescent en
dc.subject child en
dc.subject physical activity en
dc.subject heart rate en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject.mesh Humans en
dc.subject.mesh Sex Distribution en
dc.subject.mesh Female en
dc.subject.mesh Male en
dc.title Levels of physical activity of a sample of 10-13 year old New Zealand children en
dc.type Journal Article
lu.contributor.unit Lincoln University en
lu.contributor.unit Faculty of Environment, Society and Design en
lu.contributor.unit Department of Tourism, Sport and Society en
lu.contributor.unit Research Management Office en
lu.contributor.unit /LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group en
dc.subject.anzsrc 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science en
dc.relation.isPartOf New Zealand Medical Journal en
pubs.issue 1143 en
pubs.organisational-group /LU
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DTSS
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.publisher-url https://www.nzma.org.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/17999/Vol-114-No-1143-09-November-2001.pdf en
pubs.volume 114 en
lu.identifier.orcid 0000-0001-7941-8554


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