Jorge Mota

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Affiliation: University of Porto
Country: Portugal

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight and obesity in a Portuguese sample of adults: results from the Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 20:78-85. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Television viewing and changes in body mass index and cardiorespiratory fitness over a two-year period in schoolchildren
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Leisure and Health, Faculty of Sports, Porto University, Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 22:245-53. 2010
  3. pmc Morphological and metabolic determinants of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obese youth: a pilot study
    Paula A Monteiro
    Department of Physiotherapy, University Estadual Paulista, Campus of Presidente Prudente, 160, Redentore Gonfiantine St Vila São Francisco, São Paulo Zip code 05351020, Brazil
    BMC Res Notes 6:89. 2013
  4. pmc Neighborhood and physical activities of Portuguese adolescents
    Nuno Loureiro
    Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Cruz Quebrada, Portugal
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:33. 2010
  5. pmc Influence of muscle fitness test performance on metabolic risk factors among adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports University of Porto Portugal
    Diabetol Metab Syndr 2:42. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Associations between sleep quality with cardiorespiratory fitness and BMI among adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 22:473-5. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Perceived neighborhood environments and physical activity in an elderly sample
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, R Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Percept Mot Skills 104:438-44. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Obese girls differences in neighbourhood perceptions, screen time and socioeconomic status according to level of physical activity
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health eisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, R Plácido Costa, Porto, Portugal
    Health Educ Res 24:98-104. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Perceived neighbourhood environmental characteristics and physical activity according to socioeconomic status in adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 38:1-6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Relationships between physical activity, obesity and meal frequency in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, Porto University, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 35:1-10. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight and obesity in a Portuguese sample of adults: results from the Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 20:78-85. 2008
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  2. ncbi request reprint Television viewing and changes in body mass index and cardiorespiratory fitness over a two-year period in schoolchildren
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Leisure and Health, Faculty of Sports, Porto University, Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 22:245-53. 2010
    ..36; p = .02) to be classified in high DeltaCRF change over time. The findings of this study suggest that there was a significant inverse association between times spent watching TV and CRF but not BMI over a 2-yr period...
  3. pmc Morphological and metabolic determinants of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obese youth: a pilot study
    Paula A Monteiro
    Department of Physiotherapy, University Estadual Paulista, Campus of Presidente Prudente, 160, Redentore Gonfiantine St Vila São Francisco, São Paulo Zip code 05351020, Brazil
    BMC Res Notes 6:89. 2013
    ..The diagnosis of NAFLD, as well as the measurement of intra-abdominal fat tissue thickness (IAF) and subcutaneous abdominal fat tissue thickness (SCF), was carried-out by ultrasound...
  4. pmc Neighborhood and physical activities of Portuguese adolescents
    Nuno Loureiro
    Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Cruz Quebrada, Portugal
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:33. 2010
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  5. pmc Influence of muscle fitness test performance on metabolic risk factors among adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports University of Porto Portugal
    Diabetol Metab Syndr 2:42. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between muscular fitness (MF), assessed by 2 components of Fitnessgram test battery, the Curl-Up and Push-Ups tests and the metabolic risk score among adolescent girls...
  6. ncbi request reprint Associations between sleep quality with cardiorespiratory fitness and BMI among adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 22:473-5. 2010
    ..Girls who were classified as fit were more likely (OR: 2.25; P < 0.05) to report better sleep quality compared to their unfit peers. Poor sleep quality was associated with lower CRF although no associations have been shown with BMI...
  7. ncbi request reprint Perceived neighborhood environments and physical activity in an elderly sample
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, R Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Percept Mot Skills 104:438-44. 2007
    ..Neighborhood Personal Safety was associated with physical activity of these elderly people, showing a potential influence of the environmental domain in physical activity...
  8. doi request reprint Obese girls differences in neighbourhood perceptions, screen time and socioeconomic status according to level of physical activity
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health eisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, R Plácido Costa, Porto, Portugal
    Health Educ Res 24:98-104. 2009
    ..16; P = 0.042) were associated to likelihood to be more active. Creating social support and providing PA facilities within neighbourhoods, particularly in low SES neighbourhoods, are desirable...
  9. doi request reprint Perceived neighbourhood environmental characteristics and physical activity according to socioeconomic status in adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 38:1-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyse the associations between physical activity (PA) and several characteristics of the built environment with socioeconomic status (SES) in adolescent girls...
  10. doi request reprint Relationships between physical activity, obesity and meal frequency in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, Porto University, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 35:1-10. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the associations and impact of increased meal frequency, physical activity and 'skipping' breakfast on obesity levels in a sample of urban adolescents, aged 13-17 years old, from Porto, Portugal...
  11. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness status and body mass index change over time: a 2-year longitudinal study in elementary school children
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, Porto University, Portugal
    Int J Pediatr Obes 4:338-42. 2009
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Body fatness and clustering of cardiovascular disease risk factors in Portuguese children and adolescents
    Jose Carlos Ribeiro
    Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Porto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 16:556-62. 2004
    ..These data provide further evidence that juvenile obesity warrants early intervention because the patterns of unhealthy behavior are formed in adolescence and young adulthood...
  13. doi request reprint Reference curves for BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio for Azorean adolescents (Portugal)
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Public Health Nutr 15:13-9. 2012
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Intensity of physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and body mass index in youth
    Luisa Aires
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, FADE UP, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 7:54-9. 2010
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Fitness and metabolic syndrome in obese fatty liver children
    Clarice Martins
    High Education Institute from Maia Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 40:99-101. 2013
    ..Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is highly prevalent among obese children with fatty liver. However, it is well-known that there is a lower prevalence of MS in individuals with higher cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF)...
  16. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome, physical activity and cardiac autonomic function
    Luísa Soares-Miranda
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, Porto, Portugal
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 28:363-9. 2012
    ..We also aimed to identify predictors of 3-year changes in HRV...
  17. ncbi request reprint Leisure time physical activity, screen time, social background, and environmental variables in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 19:279-90. 2007
    ..38). LTPA for girls, but not for boys, seems to be influenced by certain modifiable factors of the built environment, as well as by time watching TV...
  18. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and TV viewing in relation to metabolic risk factors in Portuguese adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 40:157-62. 2013
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Normative and criterion-related standards for shuttle run performance in youth
    Gustavo Silva
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 24:157-69. 2012
    ..569; 1-SPEC = 0.330) and boys (SENS = 0.634; 1-SPEC = 0.266). New SR laps reference standards are able to discriminate metabolic risk levels, and may provide a valuable tool for early prevention of cardiovascular risk factors...
  20. ncbi request reprint Associations of cardiorespiratory fitness in children and adolescents with physical activity, active commuting to school, and screen time
    Luisa Aires
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 8:S198-205. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze associations of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with physical activity, time spent watching television and using computer, mode of commuting to school (CS), and adiposity, by gender...
  21. ncbi request reprint Associations between self-rated health with cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity status among adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 9:378-81. 2012
    ..The main goal of this study was to analyze the associations between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and body mass index (BMI) with self-rated health (SRH) of adolescent girls...
  22. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and other lifestyle behaviors in a Portuguese sample of adults: results from the Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 6:750-9. 2009
    ..The aims of this study were to describe physical activity (PA) prevalence and compare it with other countries and to investigate possible associations between PA and other lifestyle behaviors in Azorean adults...
  23. ncbi request reprint Daily differences in patterns of physical activity among overweight/obese children engaged in a physical activity program
    Luisa Aires
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 19:871-7. 2007
    ..Our data point that obese children are less active at weekend than during weekdays...
  24. ncbi request reprint Trends of cardiovascular risk factors clustering over time: a study in two cohorts of Portuguese adolescents
    Clarice Martins
    Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 20:74-83. 2008
    ..000) for CRF in both boys and girls. The sex-age group interaction was not significant (p > .05). This cross-sectional study revealed a marked low CRF level over time in both boys and girls...
  25. doi request reprint Associations between sports participation, levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in childrenand adolescents
    Gustavo Silva
    Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Porto, Portugal
    J Sports Sci 31:1359-67. 2013
    ..05). Concluding, participation in competitive sports at club level is more effective than other organised or non-organised sports to reach healthier levels of CRF and recommend levels of MVPA...
  26. doi request reprint Modifiable lifestyle behavior patterns, sedentary time and physical activity contexts: a cluster analysis among middle school boys and girls in the SALTA study
    Elisa A Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure CIAFEL, Faculty of Sport Science, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Prev Med 56:413-5. 2013
    ..To analyze how modifiable health-related variables are clustered and associated with children's participation in play, active travel and structured exercise and sport among boys and girls...
  27. doi request reprint Relationship of objective measurement of physical activity during school hours and BMI in preschool children
    Susana Vale
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Plácido Costa no 91, Portugal
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:37-8. 2011
    ..Most of the time spent at school is related to SB, which is central to childhood obesity risk. Early interventions to increase PA in preschool children are needed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Differences in school-day patterns of daily physical activity in girls according to level of physical activity
    Jorge Mota
    Research Center of Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 5:S90-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether there are differences in physical activity (PA) during specific periods of the day among active and less-active girls...
  29. doi request reprint Comparison of different VO(2max) equations in the ability to discriminate the metabolic risk in Portuguese adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre for Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    J Sci Med Sport 14:79-84. 2011
    ..The VO(2max) values found require further testing in other populations as well as in longitudinal studies; the identification of adolescents who have low CRF levels can help detect youth with an increased risk of metabolic disease...
  30. doi request reprint Benefits of achieving vigorous as well as moderate physical activity recommendations: evidence from heart rate complexity and cardiac vagal modulation
    Luísa Soares-Miranda
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Sports Sci 29:1011-8. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that vigorous physical activity is more closely associated with high heart rate complexity than moderate physical activity in young adults...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness, but not central obesity or C-reactive protein, is related to liver function in obese children
    Clarice Martins
    Faculty of Sports Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, High Education Institute from Maia, Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 25:3-11. 2013
    ..Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most frequent complications associated with excess adiposity. Its pathogenesis is complex and there are multiple factors that may contribute to it...
  32. pmc Is walking to school associated with improved metabolic health?
    Andreia Nogueira Pizarro
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:12. 2013
    ..Therefore, the aim of this cross sectional study was to examine the relationship between active commuting to/from school and metabolic risk factors in 10 to 12 year old children...
  33. pmc Study protocol: using the Q-STEPS to assess and improve the quality of physical activity programmes for the elderly
    Ana I Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure Faculty of Sports, Porto University, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200450 Porto, Portugal
    BMC Res Notes 5:171. 2012
    ..The Quality Self-assessment Tool for Exercise Programmes for Seniors (Q-STEPS) seems to provide a framework tailored to evaluate PA programmes for the elderly...
  34. doi request reprint Active travel to school, BMI and participation in organised and non-organised physical activity among Portuguese adolescents
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Prev Med 49:497-9. 2009
    ..To assess the relationship between participation in organised (OPA) and non-organised physical activity (NOPA), commuting to school and BMI...
  35. ncbi request reprint Association of perceived environmental characteristics and participation in organized and non-organized physical activities of adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Porto, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 21:233-9. 2009
    ..05) and social environment (p -/+ .05) were associated to girls' PA participation in nonorganized activities (NOPA). Our findings suggested that some environmental characteristics might play an important role in girls' NOPA participation...
  36. doi request reprint Six-minute walk distance (6MWD) is associated with body fat, systolic blood pressure, and rate-pressure product in community dwelling elderly subjects
    Flávia Accioly Canuto Wanderley
    Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 52:206-10. 2011
    ..Our study reinforces the idea that a worse cardiovascular profile is related with lower fitness. Furthermore, it supports the potential of 6MWD to identify adverse outcomes such as %BF, increased SBP and higher RPPrest in older adults...
  37. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and biological risk factors clustering in pediatric population
    Jose C Ribeiro
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Porto, Porto 4200 450, Portugal
    Prev Med 39:596-601. 2004
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Muscle strength and soccer practice as major determinants of bone mineral density in adolescents
    André Seabra
    Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Centre of Research, Education, Innovation and Intervention in Sport, Porto, Portugal
    Joint Bone Spine 79:403-8. 2012
    ..To analyse the relationship between isokinetic strength of the lower limb muscles and bone mineral density and content (BMD, BMC) of adolescent male soccer players and age-matched controls not involved in sport (12-15 years)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and school recess time: differences between the sexes and the relationship between children's playground physical activity and habitual physical activity
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre for Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Sports Sci 23:269-75. 2005
    ..The results of this study suggest that school recess time is an important setting to promote MVPA and contributes to daily physical activity in young children, especially in girls...
  40. pmc Metabolic risk factors, physical activity and physical fitness in Azorean adolescents: a cross-sectional study
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    BMC Public Health 11:214. 2011
    ..This study analyzed the relationships between metabolic risk factors (MRF) and physical activity (PA) and physical fitness (PF) in a sample of Azorean adolescents...
  41. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness predicts later body mass index, but not other cardiovascular risk factors from childhood to adolescence
    Clarice Martins
    Research Centre in Physical Education Activity, Health and Leisure Time, Faculty of Sports, University of Oporto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 21:121-3. 2009
    ..In both models, a significant main effect was found for body mass index (BMI) (P <or= 0.05). Data showed that in children, lower levels of CRF are associated with higher levels of BMI over a 5-year follow-up period...
  42. ncbi request reprint The physical activity behaviors outside school and BMI in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 7:754-60. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the associations between active transport (AT), nonorganized out of school physical activity (NOPA) and organized out of school PA (OPA) with BMI in Portuguese adolescents...
  43. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and physical fitness in a sample of Azorean adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 8:443-9. 2010
    ..This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components and to analyze the relationship between metabolic syndrome and overall physical fitness levels in a sample of Azorean adolescents...
  44. ncbi request reprint Active versus passive transportation to school-differences in screen time, socio-economic position and perceived environmental characteristics in adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, University of Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 34:273-82. 2007
    ..passive), sedentary behaviours, measures of socio-economic position and perceived environmental variables, and (2) to determine which, if any, variables were predictors of active transportation...
  45. pmc A proposed adaptation of the European Foundation for Quality Management Excellence Model to physical activity programmes for the elderly - development of a quality self-assessment tool using a modified Delphi process
    Ana I Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:104. 2011
    ..Thus, the aim of this study was to develop a self-assessment tool for PA programmes for the elderly...
  46. doi request reprint Associations between objectively assessed physical activity levels and fitness and self-reported health-related quality of life in community-dwelling older adults
    Flávia A C Wanderley
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450, Porto, Portugal
    Qual Life Res 20:1371-8. 2011
    ..Therefore, this study aimed to examine the associations between HRQoL and each of objectively assessed habitual PA and physical fitness...
  47. doi request reprint Effects of resistance and aerobic exercise on physical function, bone mineral density, OPG and RANKL in older women
    Elisa A Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Science, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Exp Gerontol 46:524-32. 2011
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and perceived environmental attributes in a sample of Portuguese adults: results from the Azorean Physical Activity and Health study
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Prev Med 47:83-8. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine whether the relation of perceived neighbourhood attributes to reported Physical Activity (PA) levels in Azorean adults varied by gender and body mass index (BMI)...
  49. pmc Sitting time and body mass index, in a Portuguese sample of men: results from the Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study (APAHS)
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Portugal
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:1500-7. 2010
    ..Although the cross sectional design precludes us from establishing causality, our findings emphasize the importance of reducing sedentary behavior to decrease the risk of obesity...
  50. doi request reprint Association between time spent in sedentary, moderate to vigorous physical activity, body mass index, cardiorespiratory fitness and blood pressure
    Anelise Reis Gaya
    FADE UP, Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 36:379-87. 2009
    ..Elevated blood pressure (BP) has been reported in young people and seems to be associated with body mass index (BMI) and reduced physical activity (PA)...
  51. ncbi request reprint The influence of physical activity, body composition, and lower extremity strength on walking ability
    Elisa Marques
    Faculty of Sport, University of Porto Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Porto, Portugal
    Motor Control 15:494-506. 2011
    ..These data suggest that both fat and lean mass are associated with walking performance in higher- and lower-functioning older adults, whereas MPVA and muscle strength influence walking ability only among lower-functioning older adults...
  52. ncbi request reprint Association of maturation, sex, and body fat in cardiorespiratory fitness
    Jorge Mota
    Department of Leisure Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 14:707-12. 2002
    ..This suggests that sexual maturity status alone accounts for a small portion of the variance in aerobic fitness. Height, %F and the S/T ratio were also significantly associated with VO(2)/kg body mass and 20SRT-time...
  53. doi request reprint Perceptions of the built environment in relation to physical activity in Portuguese adolescents
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Health Place 15:548-52. 2009
    ..59; 95% CI 1.05-2.40). Perceptions of some aspects of neighbourhood environment may relate differently to participation in physical activity for boys compared to girls...
  54. doi request reprint Relationship between intensity of physical activity and health-related quality of life in Portuguese institutionalized elderly
    Alexandrina Lobo
    Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 8:284-90. 2008
    ..The analysis of the PA patterns of the subjects in relation to recommended levels of PA was also performed...
  55. ncbi request reprint Response of bone mineral density, inflammatory cytokines, and biochemical bone markers to a 32-week combined loading exercise programme in older men and women
    Elisa A Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Science, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 57:226-33. 2013
    ..This reinforces the role of exercise to counteract the age-related inflammation, and the muscle strength, balance and BMD reduction...
  56. ncbi request reprint Parental education level is associated with clustering of metabolic risk factors in adolescents independently of cardiorespiratory fitness, adherence to the mediterranean diet, or pubertal stage
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450, Porto, Spain
    Pediatr Cardiol 35:959-64. 2014
    ..Future health-promotion strategies among Azorean adolescents should consider the impact of SES on their health. ..
  57. doi request reprint Normative functional fitness standards and trends of portuguese older adults: cross-cultural comparisons
    Elisa A Marques
    Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Aging Phys Act 22:126-37. 2014
    ..These newly established normative standards make it possible to assess individual fitness level and provide a basis for implementing population-wide health strategies to counteract early loss of independence. ..
  58. pmc Parental physical activity, safety perceptions and children's independent mobility
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure CIAFEL, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, Porto 4200 450, Portugal
    BMC Public Health 13:584. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the contribution of parental physical activity and perception of neighborhood safety to children's independent mobility...
  59. doi request reprint Central fat influences cardiac autonomic function in obese and overweight girls
    Luísa Soares-Miranda
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Cardiol 32:924-8. 2011
    ..The data of the present study indicate that CF is associated with less favorable indexes of HRV. In addition, our findings suggest that CF might be an important measure to assess the effect of obesity on cANS function in female children...
  60. ncbi request reprint Patterns of daily physical activity during school days in children and adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Center of Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 15:547-53. 2003
    ..In conclusion, the present study shows that boys engaged more in MVPA than girls. Girls tend to be more active during school periods, while boys are more active after school...
  61. ncbi request reprint Lifespan snapshot of physical activity assessed by accelerometry in Porto
    Pedro Silva
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport University of Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 8:352-60. 2011
    ..The purpose of the study is to evaluate age and gender differences in objectively measured levels of physical activity (PA) in a large and diverse sample of residents from an urban area in Porto, Portugal...
  62. pmc Exercise effects on bone mineral density in older adults: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Elisa A Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Age (Dordr) 34:1493-515. 2012
    ..Funnel plots showed no evidence of publication bias. Trial quality was moderate to high. The findings from our meta-analysis of RCTs support the efficacy of exercise for increasing LS and FN BMD in older adults...
  63. doi request reprint Influence of body fat and level of physical activity on rate-pressure product at rest in preschool children
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 24:661-5. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of percentage of body fat (%BF) and physical activity (PA) patterns on RPP at Rest (RPPrest) as a marker of cardiac load in Preschool children...
  64. ncbi request reprint A digital calliper for training and study purposes
    Maria T Restivo
    Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 21:182-90. 2012
    ..Ongoing activities are focused on the design of a new mechanical structure, with novel functionalities and for exploring other studies...
  65. doi request reprint Appendicular fat mass is positively associated with femoral neck bone mineral density in older women
    Elisa A Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Menopause 19:311-8. 2012
    ..In this study, we examined the relationships between body fat accumulation and distribution and bone mineral density (BMD) in older women...
  66. pmc Evaluation of physical activity programmes for elderly people - a descriptive study using the EFQM' criteria
    Ana I Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure Faculty of Sports, Porto University, Portugal
    BMC Public Health 11:123. 2011
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  67. ncbi request reprint Preschool children physical activity measurement: importance of epoch length choice
    Susana Vale
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 21:413-20. 2009
    ..Further, it was found a difference of ?17 min difference between the 2 epoch systems for MVPA. Different epoch times might affect the time spent in MVPA among preschool children...
  68. ncbi request reprint Relationship of single measures of cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity in young schoolchildren
    Jorge Mota
    Research Center in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, University of Porto, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Am J Hum Biol 18:335-41. 2006
    ..Therefore, even at young ages, at least for girls, the beneficial impact of low BMI values on CRF is shown with important clinical and public health implications...
  69. ncbi request reprint Differences in leisure-time activities according to level of physical activity in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre of Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, University of Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 5:286-93. 2008
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  70. doi request reprint The importance of physical education classes in pre-school children
    Susana Vale
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Paediatr Child Health 47:48-53. 2011
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  71. ncbi request reprint Perceived Neighborhood Environments and physical activity in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure FCDEF UP, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200450 Porto, Portugal
    Prev Med 41:834-6. 2005
    ..Few studies have examined the association between environmental variables and level of physical activity in adolescents...
  72. doi request reprint Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and overweight in children from a Mediterranean country
    Hugo Valente
    Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Public Health Nutr 14:127-32. 2011
    ..To assess the association between sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption and overweight in children from a Mediterranean country...
  73. doi request reprint Compliance with physical activity guidelines in preschool children
    Susana Vale
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Sports Sci 28:603-8. 2010
    ..Future research should consider the two constructs of physical activity and sedentary behaviour independently, as they might not necessarily counteract each other...
  74. pmc Ability of different measures of adiposity to identify high metabolic risk in adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    J Obes 2011:578106. 2011
    ..Conclusion. All measures of adiposity were significantly associated with metabolic risk factors in a sample of Portuguese adolescents...
  75. doi request reprint Vigorous physical activity and vagal modulation in young adults
    Luísa Soares-Miranda
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:705-11. 2009
    ..Second, to identify the characteristic of PA which most influences the cardiac autonomic nervous system (cANS) function in young adults...
  76. doi request reprint Isokinetic strength benefits after 24 weeks of multicomponent exercise training and combined exercise training in older adults
    Joana Carvalho
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Portugal
    Aging Clin Exp Res 22:63-9. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess and compare improvements in muscle strength induced by 24 weeks of two training regimens in elderly adults aged 65-82 years...
  77. doi request reprint Multicomponent training program with weight-bearing exercises elicits favorable bone density, muscle strength, and balance adaptations in older women
    Elisa A Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Calcif Tissue Int 88:117-29. 2011
    ..Data suggest that 8 months of moderate-impact weight-bearing and multicomponent exercises reduces the potential risk factors for falls and related fractures in older women...
  78. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and sedentary behaviors in adolescents
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity and Leisure, University of Porto, Portugal
    Ann Behav Med 30:21-4. 2005
    ..How is physical activity affected by sedentary behavior (computer, television, and commuting), and how are physical activity characteristics (intensity, frequency, type) different based on adolescents reports of physical activity?..
  79. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial correlates of physical activity in two cultural contexts: different pathways?
    Pedro Silva
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 9:581-93. 2012
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  80. ncbi request reprint Leisure-time physical activity behavior: structured and unstructured choices according to sex, age, and level of physical activity
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity and Leisure Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
    Int J Behav Med 9:111-21. 2002
    ..7% vs. 58.5%; p < or = .05). It can be concluded that as age increased, organized sports activities became a relatively more important component of total weekly activity for both male and female participants...
  81. ncbi request reprint Multicomponent exercise program improves blood lipid profile and antioxidant capacity in older women
    Joana Carvalho
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 51:1-5. 2010
    ..The present data show that an 8-month supervised moderate-intensity multicomponent exercise program resulted in beneficial improvements of blood lipid profile that were accompanied by positive modulation of antioxidant capacity...
  82. doi request reprint Socio-demographic and perceived environmental correlates of walking in Portuguese adults--a multilevel analysis
    M S Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Health Place 15:1094-9. 2009
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  83. ncbi request reprint Effect of exercise-induced fatigue on position sense of the knee in the elderly
    Fernando Ribeiro
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, University of Porto, Faculty of Sport, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450, Porto, Portugal
    Eur J Appl Physiol 99:379-85. 2007
    ..However, the reliability and accuracy of estimating knee angles as showed by the variable error is similar at both times. It can be concluded that exercise-induced local muscle fatigue alters knee JPS in old age adults...
  84. doi request reprint Accuracy of a digital skinfold system for measuring skinfold thickness and estimating body fat
    Teresa F Amaral
    Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Porto, Rua Dr Roberto Frias, 4200 465 Porto, Portugal
    Br J Nutr 105:478-84. 2011
    ..The LA system is an accurate instrumentation and represents an innovation in the evaluation of skinfold thickness and body composition based on anthropometric measurement...
  85. ncbi request reprint Stability of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in Portuguese children and adolescents from the Porto area
    Sandra Guerra
    Centro de Investigacao em Actividade Fisica, Saude e Lazer, Faculdade de Ciências do Desporto e de Educação Física, Departamento de Bioestatística, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Porto
    Rev Port Cardiol 22:167-82. 2003
    ..There is stability for biological risk factors as well as for behavioral and/or lifestyle risk factors. However, the highest stability is seen in biological risk factors...
  86. ncbi request reprint Strength training vs. aerobic training: cardiovascular tolerance in elderly adults
    Joana Carvalho
    Faculdade de Ciências de Desporto e de Educação Física, Universidade do Porto
    Rev Port Cardiol 22:1315-30. 2003
    ..Furthermore, the data indicate a greater cardiovascular hemodynamic response after strength exercises with the legs than with the arms...