Essays about: "physical activity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 182 essays containing the words physical activity.

  1. 1. How active are Swedish 50-64 year olds? : A quantitative study investigating physical activity and sedentary behaviour in 50-64 year old men and women from Gothenburg.

    University essay from Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH/Institutionen för idrotts- och hälsovetenskap

    Author : Line Røddik Hansen; [2015]
    Keywords : physical activity; sedentary behavior; accelerometer;

    Abstract : AimThe main aim of this thesis is to examine the physical activity patterns (PA), including sedentary behaviour (SB), in Swedish middle-aged men and women (50-64 years) by using an objective measurement method (accelerometer) and to analyse differences in gender, age-groups and education level (EL). The thesis also analyses the proportion of the present population that is fulfilling the national recommendations of physical activity (MVPA). READ MORE

  2. 2. Sugar sweetened beverages – psychosocial, behavioral, and dietary determinants, and association to obesity: A cross-sectional study among university students in San Luis Potosí and Yucatán, Mexico

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Internationell mödra- och barnhälsovård (IMCH)

    Author : Sunghee Cho; [2015]
    Keywords : obesity; Mexico; university students; SSB; determinants; agau frescas; BMI; central obesity;

    Abstract : Background: Obesity is a rapidly growing public health problem with negative health consequences in Mexico, resulted from the nutrition transition. In Mexico calories from sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) accounts for 19% of total energy intake. Although young adults are major SSB consumers, is an understudied population. READ MORE

  3. 3. Muscle activity in bilateral and unilateralbody weight squat : An electromyographic study

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Bio- och miljösystemforskning (BLESS)

    Author : Maja Hegnelius; [2015]
    Keywords : EMG; squat;

    Abstract : Hegnelius, M. - Background. It would be beneficial to the society to bring more awareness about the health benefits that comes with physical activity. Resistance training is a form of physical activity that has positive health benefits for athletes as well as for the average person. READ MORE

  4. 4. Motivation and Quantification of Physical Activity for Hospitalised Cancer Patients

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för teknik och hälsa (STH)

    Author : Arnrun Thorsteinsdottir; [2015]
    Keywords : Activity Recognition; SVM; Physical Activity; Cancer; Motivation;

    Abstract : Previous studies have shown the positive effect of increased physical activity for cancer patients during treatments of chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation. Moderate exercise has shown to cause significantly less loss of muscle mass, less symptoms of cancer related fatigue, less need for platelet transfusions during treatment time and shorter hospitalisation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Development of a motivational tool used for cancer patients to increase their physical activity with focus on front-end

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för informationsteknologi

    Author : Faris Michael Halteh; [2015]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy and other treatments tend to become weary, depressed and will inevitably lose a great amount of muscle mass due to said treatments and decreased activity levels. Consequently, extensive research was done on how physical activity can combat the adverse effects of these treatments. READ MORE