Optimising the effects of physical activity on mental health and wellbeing: A joint consensus statement from Sports Medicine Australia and the Australian Psychological SocietyThis consensus statement from Sports Medicine Australia and the Australian Psychological Society aims to provide guidance to practitioners on the ways that physical activity can be promoted to maximise benefits to mental health.
Developmental associations of accelerometer measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary time with cardiorespiratory fitness in schoolchildrenThis study examined the developmental associations of accelerometer-based moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary time (ST) with cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in schoolchildren.
Australian guidelines for physical activity in pregnancy and postpartumTo develop Australian guidelines on physical activity/exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Physical activity in the management of obesity in adults: A position statement from Exercise and Sport Science AustraliaThis Position Statement examines the evidence for physical activity in weight and adiposity loss, prevention of weight and adiposity gain, and in weight regain in adults, and provides guidance on implications for exercise practitioners. Research evidence indicates that >150 min but preferably 300 min per week of aerobic activity of at least moderate intensity is required to prevent weight and adiposity gain, and at least the upper end of this range of activity to prevent weight regain after weight loss.
Physical activity in the early postpartum period in primiparous womenLittle is known about early postpartum physical activity (PA).
Pelvic floor disorders stop women exercising: A survey of 4556 symptomatic womenTo establish the impact of pelvic floor (PF) symptoms (urinary incontinence [UI], anal incontinence [AI] and pelvic organ prolapse [POP]) on exercise participation in women.
“Is it fun and does it enhance my performance?” – Key implementation considerations for injury prevention programs in youth handballWe aimed to determine the use of injury prevention exercises and injury prevention exercise programs in Danish youth handball and investigate coach and player experiences, beliefs and attitudes of injury and their prevention.
Eating disorder diagnosis and the female athlete: A longitudinal analysis from college sport to retirementFemale athletes experience eating disorders (EDs) at clinical, and subclinical, levels; most studies have determined point-prevalence rates through cross-sectional methodologies. To date, few studies have examined the long-term stability of EDs in female athletes; none extend into retirement.
Association of active school commuting with physical activity and sedentary behaviour among adolescents: A global perspective from 80 countriesTo examine associations of active school commuting (ASC) with time spent in physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) among adolescents.
The effects of chronic physical activity interventions on executive functions in children aged 3–7 years: A meta-analysisTo use a quantitative approach to examine the effects of chronic physical activity (PA) interventions on executive functions (EFs) in children aged 3–7 years.
Exercise program and blood pressure in children: The moderating role of sedentary timeThe aim of the present study was to test a before-school physical activity intervention (Active-Start intervention) on blood pressure in children and examine whether sedentary time moderates the effect of the intervention on blood pressure.
A systematic review of cognitive assessment in physical activity research involving children and adolescentsTo summarise the reporting, administrative requirements and psychometric properties of cognitive measures used in experimental physical activity research conducted with school-aged youth.
Altitude exposure as a training & iron overload management strategy post leukemiaTo examine iron stores, hemoglobin mass, and performance before, during and after intermittent altitude exposure in a professional male rugby player experiencing iron overload following blood transfusions for treatment for acute myeloid leukemia.
Individual, social and neighbourhood correlates of cycling among children living in disadvantaged neighbourhoodsTo describe cycling behaviours and examine individual, social and neighbourhood correlates of cycling among children living in socio-economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
Drivers of adolescent adiposity: Evidence from the Australian LOOK studyTo contribute to our understanding of the drivers of body composition during adolescence we sought to employ valid and reliable measures to investigate cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between percentage body fat (%BF) and physical activity (PA), moderate and vigorous PA (MVPA), sedentary time (ST), total energy, sugar and fat intake.
Sports Participation, Health Behaviours, and Body Fat during Childhood and Early Adolescence: A Multiple MediationThe aim of this study was to simultaneously explore multiple pathways through which sports participation during childhood and adolescence may be associated with adiposity over time.
Sitting time and depression in young women over 12-years: The effect of physical activityLack of physical activity (PA) and prolonged sitting time (ST) are associated with increased risk of mortality and chronic illnesses, including depression. While there have been claims that the two risks are ‘independent’, their joint and stratified effects are unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the combined effects of physical activity and sitting time on the 12 year risk of depressive symptoms (DS) in young women.
The Exercise and Sports Science Australia position statement: Exercise medicine in cancer managementSince Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) first published its position statement on exercise guidelines for people with cancer, there has been exponential growth in research evaluating the role of exercise pre-, during and post-cancer treatment.
Lower limb ischemic preconditioning combined with dietary nitrate supplementation does not influence time-trial performance in well-trained cyclistsDietary nitrate (NO3−) supplementation and ischaemic preconditioning (IPC) can independently improve exercise performance. The purpose of this study was to explore whether NO3− supplementation, ingested prior to an IPC protocol, could synergistically enhance parameters of exercise.
Sex differences in postprandial glucose response to short bouts of exercise: A randomized controlled trialThe objective of this study was to assess sex differences in PPG responses to short stair stepping bouts, and to describe their intensity and metabolic cost.
Associations between physical activity, medical costs and hospitalisations in older Australian women: Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s HealthThe aim was to examine the associations between level of physical activity (PA) and non-hospital medical costs, and between physical activity and hospitalisations in older women from 1999 to 2013.
Effect of expertise on pacing strategies and sprint performance in batsmenTo assess whether the absence of a known endpoint, at the beginning of repeated-sprint bouts between the wickets, affects how skilled compared to less skilled batsmen pace themselves.