Essays about: "physical activity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 179 essays containing the words physical activity.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Decomposition of leaf litter in headwater streams. : Effects of changes in the environment and contribution of microbial and shredder activity on litter decomposition.

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Johan Lidman; [2015]
    Keywords : Leaf-litter decomposition; headwaters; microbial decomposition; shredders; ecosystem adaptation;

    Abstract : Headwaters, which are the most common stream order in the landscape, are mostly dependent on energy produced in the terrestrial system, largely consisting of leaf litter from riparian vegetation. The aim of this study was to investigate the decomposition in headwaters of leaf litter from three native (alder, birch, spruce) and one non-native (lodgepole pine) species and how decomposition responds to changes in the environment. READ MORE

  5. 5. Understanding the design space of an instructed physical activity in a co-located, social setting : Inspiring the digital by looking at the physical

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Människa-datorinteraktion

    Author : Laia Turmo; [2015]
    Keywords : Movement-based interaction; physical training; pilates; design science; instructed training;

    Abstract : During the past years, gaming and sports in HCI have experienced an increase in design that rely on movement-based interactions. Nonetheless, some of these designs constrain the users and disregard the richness of the social and physical context around them. READ MORE