About this Research Topic
Mounting research indicates that physical activity and physical fitness are associated with health benefits in children. High levels of physical activity and physical fitness, mainly cardiorespiratory fitness, are associated with better health-related biomarkers that may further influence adulthood health. In contrast, time spent in sedentary behavior is associated with negative health outcomes. Therefore, now, more than ever, understanding and developing strategies to promote physical activity behavior and to improve children's fitness levels are essential. These strategies can be developed in the school setting or in a different context.
This Research Topic offers an opportunity to publish high-quality research relating to the monitoring and promotion of physical activity and physical fitness in the pediatric population. We are mainly interested in novel intervention research in school, community-based or sports settings to promote children’s levels of physical activity and physical fitness. We also welcome papers investigating the effects of physical activity on physical fitness in children and adolescents. Correlational and survey studies examining these relationships are welcome. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field.
We welcome original research, review articles, case studies, clinical trials, systematic review and meta-analysis regarding topics such as, but not limited to:
• Continuous monitoring systems of children's physical activity
• School interventions to promote physical activity
• Community-based programs for the promotion of physical activity in children
• Promotion of child physical activity in primary health care
• Promotion of physical activity through active commuting
• Physical fitness monitoring systems for children
• Limitations and practical implications of physical fitness assessment in the school context
• Assessment of fitness as a pediatric health indicator
• The importance of schools in monitoring children’s physical fitness
• Heath-related outcomes of children’s physical fitness
Keywords: sports, exercise, physical education, sedentary behaviour
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