Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Home Environment Factors Linked to Increased Physical Activity

Leave a comment

409072927_ff993544f2_b.jpgA recent study suggests that home environment factors such as being outside, children being nearby, and mother interaction were associated with increased physical activity in toddlers.

160 low-income mother-toddler dyads were given a handheld ecological momentary assessment (real-time data collection) device and psychical activity was measured by an accelerometer.

Increased physical activity was associated with being outside (212 additional counts/min), having other children nearby (153 additional counts/min), and interacting with the mother (321 additional counts/min)

Hager et al., Pediatric Obesity, 2017

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s