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A compelling body of evidence suggests that physical activity, defined as a behavior that involves human movement and increases energy expenditure, is important for health and well-being among people of all age groups. The protective measures because of the spread of the coronavirus has had and will have negative consequences for people’s physical activity and health. In his article, Andreas Fröberg discusses this problem and looks about for solutions.
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Physical Activity Intensity Distribution during Physical Education among Swedish Upper Secondary School Students
Physical education (PE) has been identified as a potentially powerful domain to promote physical activity (PA) among school-aged youth. The aim of this study by Julius Gerth, Anders Raustorp and Andreas Fröberg was to investigate PA intensity distribution during PE among Swedish upper secondary school students. The study showed rather higher PA intensity during PE than expected.
Originally published in 1940 by Phi Epsilon Kappa as a quarterly publication for its fraternity members, The Physical Educator is one of the longest standing journals providing research-based articles relating to physical education, health, recreation, and related areas. Read TPE if you are interested in physical education, health, recreation, dance, exercise science, sports medicine, and sports management.
Public defence of doctoral thesis | Physical Activity among Adolescents in a Swedish Multicultural Area – An Empowerment-Based Health Promotion School Intervention | by Andreas Fröberg, University of Gothenburg
The overarching aim of the present thesis was two-fold. The first aim was to describe and critically reflect upon the experiences of developing and implementing an empowerment-based school intervention. The second aim was to investigate accelerometer-measured sedentary time and physical activity among the adolescents and to evaluate the effects of the intervention on these variables.