Rute Santos

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. pmc Nutritional status, biological maturation and cardiorespiratory fitness in Azorean youth aged 11-15 years
    Manuel J Coelho-E-Silva
    University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
    BMC Public Health 13:495. 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Walking and body mass index in a Portuguese sample of adults: a multilevel analysis
    R Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:1260-2. 2009
  10. 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

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  1. 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...
  2. 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. ..
  3. pmc Nutritional status, biological maturation and cardiorespiratory fitness in Azorean youth aged 11-15 years
    Manuel J Coelho-E-Silva
    University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
    BMC Public Health 13:495. 2013
    ....
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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
    ....
  6. 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...
  7. 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)...
  8. 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
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Walking and body mass index in a Portuguese sample of adults: a multilevel analysis
    R Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:1260-2. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, among Azoreans walking should be encouraged, as walking has other health benefits, beyond controlling obesity...
  10. 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
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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. ..
  23. pmc Evaluation of physical activity programmes for the elderly - exploring the lessons from other sectors and examining the general characteristics of the programmes
    Ana I Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    BMC Res Notes 4:368. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. doi request reprint Vitamin D intake and cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    1 Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 12:171-7. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess vitamin D intake and investigate a possible association between vitamin D intake and cardiometabolic risk factors in Azorean adolescents...
  27. 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...
  28. 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
    ....
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Food consumption, physical activity and socio-economic status related to BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio in adolescents
    Sandra Abreu
    1Research 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 17:1834-49. 2014
    ..To examine the association between obesity and food group intakes, physical activity and socio-economic status in adolescents...
  33. ncbi request reprint The effect of a physical activity program on decreasing physical disability indicated by musculoskeletal pain and related symptoms among workers: a pilot study
    Isabel Moreira-Silva
    Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Int J Occup Saf Ergon 20:55-64. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to verify the effect of a physical activity (PA) program on musculoskeletal pain and related symptoms in different body regions among workers...
  34. 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
    ....
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Intake of milk, but not total dairy, yogurt, or cheese, is negatively associated with the clustering of cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents
    Sandra Abreu
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, 91 4200 Porto, Portugal Electronic address
    Nutr Res 34:48-57. 2014
    ..531; 95% confidence interval, 0.302-0.931). No association was found between CMRS and total dairy, yogurt, and cheese intake. Only milk intake seems to be inversely related to CMRS in adolescents. ..
  37. 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...
  38. doi request reprint Normative functional fitness standards and trends of Portuguese older adults: cross-cultural comparisons
    Elisa A Marques
    Research Centre 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. ..
  39. pmc Physical activity in adults with controlled and uncontrolled asthma as compared to healthy adults: a cross-sectional study
    Annelies Verlaet
    Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, AL, Hernani Monteiro, 1, 4200 465, Porto, Portugal
    Clin Transl Allergy 3:1. 2013
    ..We aimed to compare physical activity levels between healthy subjects and asthmatics with controlled and uncontrolled disease...