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Does weight status influence associations between children's fundamental movement skills and physical activity?

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posted on 01.06.2008, 00:00 authored by Clare Hume, A Okely, S Bagley, Amanda Telford, M Booth, David CrawfordDavid Crawford, Jo SalmonJo Salmon
This study sought to determine whether weight status influences the association among children's fundamental movement skills (FMS) and physical activity (PA). Two hundred forty-eight children ages 9-12 years participated. Proficiency in three object-control skills and two locomotor skills was examined. Accelerometers objectively assessed physical activity. Body mass index was calculated to determine weight status. Correlations between physical activity and FMS proficiency were evident among boys and girls. No significant interaction was apparent when examining FMS proficiency scores, PA variables, and weight status. Future studies should examine a broader range of skills and types of activities to better characterize this relationship and to inform the promotion of movement skill proficiency and PA.

History

Journal

Research quarterly for exercise and sport

Volume

79

Issue

2

Pagination

158 - 165

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Reston, Va.

ISSN

0270-1367

eISSN

2168-3824

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, Taylor & Francis