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Physical activity and well-being among adolescents: A public health perspective

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Title: Physical activity and well-being among adolescents: A public health perspective
Authors: Baldursdottir, Birna
Issue Date: 26-May-2016
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Inst of Medicine. Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition
Parts of work: I. Baldursdottir B, Valdimarsdottir HB, Krettek A, Gylfason HF, Sigfusdottir ID. Age-related differences in physical activity and depressive symptoms among 10–19-year-old adolescents: A population based study. Psychology of Sport & Exercise 2016; resubmitted after revision.

II. Baldursdottir B, Taehtinen RE, Sigfusdottir ID, Krettek A, Valdimarsdottir HB. Impact of a physical activity intervention on adolescents’ subjective sleep quality: A pilot study. Glob Health Promot. 2016 May 12.

III. Baldursdottir B, Valdimarsdottir HB, Elvarsson BTh, Sigfusdottir ID, Krettek A. Increasing physical activity among adolescents: A randomized controlled trial. Submitted.
Date of Defence: 2016-06-17
Disputation: Fredagen den 17 juni 2016, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: adolescents
physical activity
depressive symptoms
sleep quality
school setting
public health
health promotion
Abstract: Background: Physical activity among adolescents is diminishing and worldwide about 80% of 13–15-year-old adolescents do not meet the public health guidelines of minimum 60 minutes of daily physical activity of at least moderate intensity. This decline in physical activity has serious consequences as lack of physical activity adversely affects physical and mental health. As physical activity patterns develop during childhood/adolescence and are tracked into adulthood, diminished physical activity... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9861-8 (PDF)
978-91-628-9860-1 (Printed)
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