Association between time spent in sedentary, moderate to vigorous physical activity, body mass index, cardiorespiratory fitness and blood pressure

  • Gaya A
  • Alves A
  • Aires L
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BACKGROUND: Elevated blood pressure (BP) has been reported in young people and seems to be associated with body mass index (BMI) and reduced physical activity (PA). AIM: This study sought to analyse the association of BP with BMI, PA intensity patterns and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in youth. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out including 66 boys (13.91+/-1.76) and 97 girls (14.02+/-1.71). Anthropometric characteristics, CRF and BP were assessed during school time and accelerometers were utilized to determine intensity of PA. RESULTS: The linear regression model, adjusted for age, sex and height, showed that higher values of BMI were associated (p

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  • Adolescent
  • Aging
  • Aging: physiology
  • Anthropometry
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Pressure: physiology
  • Body Height
  • Body Mass Index
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Exercise
  • Exercise: physiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Fitness
  • Physical Fitness: physiology
  • Portugal
  • Regression Analysis
  • Research
  • Rest
  • Rest: physiology
  • Sex Characteristics
  • Time
  • Time Factors
  • blood
  • methods
  • physiology
  • youth

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  • Anelise Reis Gaya

  • Alberto Alves

  • Luisa Aires

  • Clarice Lucena Martins

  • José Carlos Ribeiro

  • Jorge Mota

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