The influence of maturation, body size and physical self-perceptions on longitudinal changes in physical activity in adolescent girls

Samantha Fawkner, Ann-Marie Knowles, A.M. Nevill, Ailsa Niven

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Abstract

During adolescence , the number of girls achieving the recommended levels of physical activity (PA) for health decreases significantly and the temporal alignment of this decline in PA with the onset of maturation warrants investigation. The aim of this study was to adopt a longitudinal design to examine the effect of age, relative and absolute maturation, body size and composition on changes in PA in adolescent girls.
Original languageEnglish
PagesO.010
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
EventInternational Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 1 Jun 2009 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting
CityLisbon, Portugal
Period1/06/09 → …

Keywords

  • maturation
  • body size
  • adolescent girls

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