Physical activity patterns, aerobic fitness and body composition in Norwegian children and adolescents : The Physical Activity among Norwegian Children Study
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Regular physical activity is important for children and adolescent’s healthy growth and for their physical, social and mental health. Therefore, comprehensive knowledge is needed on levels and patterns of physical activity, as well as factors influencing physical activity participation. PURPOSE: The overall purpose was to increase the knowledge regarding 9- and 15-year-olds physical activity level, aerobic fitness and their body composition. Further, to gain increased insight with regards to changes in 9-year-olds physical activity level and their body composition.Paper I: Kolle E, Steene-Johannessen J, Andersen LB, Anderssen SA. Objectively assessed physical activity and aerobic fitness in a population-based sample of Norwegian 9- and 15-year-olds. Scand J Med Sci Sports. Published Online: Apr 14 2009. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.00892.x.Paper II: Kolle E, Steene-Johannessen J, Andersen LB, Anderssen SA. Seasonal variation in objectively assessed physical activity among children and adolescents in Norway: a cross-sectional study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009; 6:36.Paper III: Kolle E, Steene-Johannessen J, Klasson-Heggebø L, Andersen LB, Anderssen SA. A 5-year change in Norwegian 9-year-olds objectively assessed physical activity level. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009; 41:1368-1373.Paper IV: Kolle E, Steene-Johannessen J, Holme I, Andersen LB, Anderssen SA. Five-year changes in body composition among 9-year-olds in Oslo, Norway. Submitted.
Avhandling (doktorgrad) – Norges idrettshøgskole, 2009.