Danilo R. Silva

Danilo R. Silva
Universidade Federal de Sergipe · Departamento de Educação Física

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Introduction
Danilo R P Silva works at the Department of Physical Education, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil. He does research in behavioral epidemiology with focus on physical activity and sedentary behavior. He is currently interested in activity behaviors surveillance in South America (www.sapasen.com) and in strategies for health promotion in the school setting.
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January 2018 - present
Universidade Federal de Sergipe
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  • Lecturer
May 2017 - December 2017
Universidade Federal de Sergipe
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  • PostDoc Position
October 2015 - January 2017
University of Lisbon
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (183)
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BACKGROUND: This investigation aimed to analyze the agreement between the GT3X accelerometer and the ActivPAL inclinometer for estimating and detecting changes in sedentary behavior of different contexts among adolescents. METHODS: Secondary data from an intervention using standing desks in the classroom conducted within 2 sixth-grade classes (int...
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Objective: To examine the relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and social isolation in a representative sample of Brazilian adolescents. Method: Cross sectional analyses using data from the Brazilian Scholar Health Survey conducted in 2015. The sample included 100,839 adolescents (mean age: 14.3 y, 51.4% Female) from 3040...
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Background: Both physical activity (PA) and TV-viewing are associated with depressive symptoms, but the combined association with depressive symptoms is unclear. Therefore, our aim was to analyze the joint association of PA and TV-viewing with depressive symptoms among a large cohort of adults. Methods: We used data from the Brazilian National Surv...
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Objectives The aim of the present study was to examine the stability of physical fitness, and the interrelationships among intra‐individual changes in fitness and fatness among elementary school children. Methods A longitudinal study was conducted among 372 adolescents (196 boys) and followed up over 3 years (from childhood to adolescence). Physic...
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Objectives: We investigated the impact of a standing desk intervention on daily objectively monitored sedentary behavior and physical activity in 6th grade school students. Design: Cluster non-randomised controlled trial. Method: Two classes (intervention students: n=22 [aged 11.8±0.4years]; control students: n=27 [11.6±0.5years]) from a publi...
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Resumo Este artigo trata da promoção da leitura na escola. Há diversas razões teóricas e evidências prévias a favor da integração do movimento físico no processo de ensino-aprendizagem. Busca-se entender se essa integração é plausível especificamente para a aprendizagem da leitura e como ela pode ocorrer. Por meio de uma revisão de literatura, cons...
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The current article addresses the promotion of reading at school. There is previous evidence and several theoretical arguments in favor of the integration of physical movement in the teaching-learning process. The question is raised as to whether this integration is plausible, specifically for learning to read, and how it could occur. Through a lit...
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Sedentary behavior (SB) is associated with depression, yet little is known about the relationship between different types of SB (e.g., passive versus mentally-active) with depression and potential biological mediators of these associations. We used cohort data from the 1958 National Child Development Study (n = 4,607;50.4% women), employing the 44y...
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O presente estudo caracterizou os grupos de pesquisa brasileiros que possuem linhas de pesquisa voltadas à temática da mensuração da atividade física e/ou comportamento sedentário. Autores de artigos originais envolvendo desenvolvimento, adaptação, tradução e testagem de qualidade de medidas de instrumentos da atividade física/comportamento sedentá...
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This study aims to establish cut-off points for the number of minutes of physical activity intensity and the number of daily steps that identify overweight/obesity in adolescents, adults, and older adults. This study examined data from 2737 participants. Physical activity intensity and the number of daily steps were assessed using GT3X+ ActiGraph m...
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Em diferentes áreas de conhecimento científico e em diversos países, sobretudo em países desenvolvidos, a “Escola em Movimento” se tornou objeto de estudo. Este artigo objetiva apresentar diversas razões teóricas e evidências prévias que levam a recomendar a inserção de atividades físicas em sala de aula. Após uma revisão científica da literatura,...
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Introduction The social distancing imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic influenced lifestyle and modified dietary patterns. Our objective was to evaluate the consumption of fruits and vegetables (FV), and ultra-processed foods (UPF), before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to identify the sociodemographic factors associated. Methods This st...
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Background The presence of multimorbidity increases the risk of mortality, and identifying correlates of multimorbidity can direct interventions by targeting specific modifiable correlates. Here we aimed to investigate the association between two types of screen-based behaviors and multimorbidity. Methods We used data from 87,678 Brazilian adults...
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A Sociedade Brasileira de Atividade Física & Saúde (SBAFS) exerce importante papel na união dos pesquisadores e fortalecimento da área no Brasil. Por essa razão, as decisões e direcionamentos das diferentes gestões da SBAFS, auxiliam, no desenvolvimento e consolidação da área. Uma das importantes ações da SBAFS nos últimos anos foi a criação de Gru...
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Objectives: To investigate the association between sedentary time (ST) patterns and depressive symptoms, and whether moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) can moderate this association. Methods: This cross-sectional study included a representative sample of 243 adults (mean age 41.8±16.7 years, 56.4% women) from a city in Southeast Brazi...
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We analyzed the associations of screen-based behaviors with obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, and the moderation of different physical activity (PA) domains in these associations. We used data from the 2019 Brazilian National Health Survey, including data from 80,940 adults (mean age of 32.6 years). TV viewing, other screens (PC, tablet, and cel...
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The replacement of traditional classroom desks for active-permissive desks has been tested to reduce sitting time during classes. However, their impact on other domains is still unclear. We aimed to verify the potential effects of a classroom standing desk intervention on cognitive function and academic achievement in 6th-grade students. This was a...
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Background The current study aimed to describe the trends in gender, ethnicity, and education inequalities of types of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) practiced by Brazilian adults from 2006 to 2019. Methods We used data from 2006 to 2019 of the Brazilian Surveillance System for Risk and Protective Factors for Chronic Diseases by Telephone S...
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Background The measurement of physical fitness has a history that dates back nearly 200 years. Recently, there has been an increase in international research and surveillance on physical fitness creating a need for setting international priorities that could help guide future efforts. Objective This study aimed to produce a list of the top 10 inte...
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Introdução: A contagem do número de passos tem sido uma grande vantagem para avaliar os comportamentos relacionados aos indicadores de saúde da população, inclusive em crianças com idade escolar. Objetivo: Analisar a correlação entre o número de passos diários, índice de massa corporal, qualidade de vida e tempo de sono de escolares. Metodologia: T...
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Objective: This study aimed to identify the clusters of obesogenic behaviors, and verify the association with metabolic risk according to the categories of somatic maturity status of adolescents. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted with 1159 (55.1% girls) Brazilian adolescents aged between 10 and 16 years (mean age: 12.9 years). M...
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Aims: (i) to compare the running performance of non-professional female runners from different Brazilian states; (ii) to estimate the relationship between environmental state-related variables and running performance; and (iii) to analyze the mediation role of training commitment in the relationship between the environment and running performance....
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The study was evaluated the effect of physically active lessons (PAL) on cognitive performance (ED) during two years of follow-up in children. Four classes were divided into two intervention classes (IG: n = 34) and two control classes (CG: n = 27). Five evaluations were performed; before the intervention (M1), after three (M2) and nine (M3) months...
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Background To identify the prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of different domains of physical activity (PA) and higher sitting time among South American adolescents. Methods Data from national surveys of 11 South American countries were analyzed, and comprised information on 166,901 adolescents. PA (≥ 60 min/day of moderate-vigorous PA),...
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Objective: To analyze the association between the pattern of sedentary time (bouts and breaks) with academic performance, with an emphasis on the mediating role of self-concept. Methods: Participants in the cross-sectional study were 394 adolescents (208 girls), aged 10-14 years, from sixth grade from Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. The sedentary time...
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Purpose: In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of two years of an intervention with physically active lessons on indicators of sedentary behavior and physical activity measured objectively in elementary school children. Methods: A controlled clinical trial with cluster sampling was carried out in 2018 and 2019, with four classes of children...
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Background We aimed to investigate time trends and inequalities of different physical activity (PA) domains and sitting time (ST) in adults from South American countries. Methods We included cross-sectional data of nationally representative surveys on adults (n = 597 843) from nine South American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colom...
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Objectives: A single session of high-intensity exercise promotes exaggerated increases in sympathetic cardiac activity, which may increase the risk of acute cardiovascular events. However, it is not clear if similar responses occur after an FT session. Thus, this study aimed to (1) analyze the acute autonomic responses to a single FT session in hea...
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Introdução: o surgimento dos jogos eletrônicos ocorreu na década de 70, com o passar do tempo e seus constantes aprimoramentos passaram a ser um fenômeno na indústria cultural, chegando a movimentar bilhões de dólares e ser motivo de discussão em saúde pública. Objetivo: identificar características e observar a intensidade da ansiedade somática, co...
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Background Our aim was to analyze the association of the presence of public physical activity (PA) facilities and participation in public PA programs with leisure-time PA, with an emphasis on the moderating role of educational level and income. Methods We used data of 88,531 adults (46,869 women), with a mean age of 47.2 ± 17.1y, from the 2019 Bra...
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Our aim was to analyze the joint association of parental characteristics and offspring obesity indicators with metabolic risk in adolescents. A cross-sectional study was carried out with 972 adolescents and their parents. We observed that overweight adolescents who have a normal weight mother show lower metabolic risk in comparison with their count...
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Background : We tested whether stressful workplace characteristics confound or moderate the association between occupational physical activity and depressive symptoms. Method : We used data of 36,442 employed adults (16,992 women), with a mean age of 39.3±12.6y, from the 2013 Brazilian National Health Survey. Depressive symptoms were assessed thro...
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Abstract Aims: This study aimed to compare the sedentary time measured using the ActiGraph GT3X accelerometer with the measurement of sitting and standing time obtained by ActivPAL inclinometers. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted with a sample of 60 schoolchildren (34 males) of one elementary public school in Brazil. The students...
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Our aim was to characterize the Brazilian studies that evaluated sedentary behavior, describing the main characteristics of the studies and identifying the used instruments. Using the PRISMA methodology, the search occurred on 25 August 2019 and was updated on 17 October 2020 in the following databases: PUBMED, LILACS, and SCIELO. Studies in Englis...
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Objectives To characterize how physical activity and sedentary behavior have been measured in national health surveys in South American countries. Methods An extensive search was made for national health surveys from all 12 South American countries through health websites, national statistical offices, and contact with researchers and policy-maker...
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Background Our aim was to analyze the associations between multiple lifestyle behaviors and depressive symptoms. Methods We included 4,725 adults (18-59y), that provided data in routine health evaluations of a hospital in Brazil, followed for a mean period of 3.1±1.6 years. Physical activity, alcohol consumption (measured using Alcohol Use Disorde...
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We aimed to investigate correlates of TV viewing and other types of screen-based behaviors in a nationally representative sample of Brazilian adults. In the 2019 Brazilian National Health Survey (including 88,509 adults), TV viewing time and other types of screen behaviors (computer, tablet, and cellphone use) were self-reported and different geogr...
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Abstract: Lack of physical activity is a global public health problem causing not only morbidity and premature mortality, but it is also a major economic burden worldwide. One of the cornerstones of a physically active lifestyle is Motor Competence (MC). MC is a complex biocultural attribute and therefore, its study requires a multi-sectoral, multi...
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We aimed to assess the factors associated with frequent sadness and nervousness in Brazilian adolescents, during the Covid-19 pandemic, in 9470 adolescents (aged 12–17 years), interviewed from June 27 to September 17, 2020. Prevalences and prevalence ratios were estimated according to socio-demographic variables and factors related to family, schoo...
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Introduction: Attributes of the neighborhood-built environment are associated with self-reported physical activity, but only a few studies have concentrated on device-measured physical activity in Latin America. This study examines the associations of perceived neighborhood-built environment attributes, device-measured sedentary time, and light-int...
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Introduction: Attributes of the neighborhood built environment are associated with self-reported physical activity but only a few studies have concentrated on device-measured physical activity in Latin America. The aim of this study was to examine the associations of perceived neighborhood built environment attributes and device-measured sedentary...
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This study aimed to analyze the impact of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) on life expectancy (LE) in the Brazilian population; and to identify how the hypothetical reduction in mortality from 5 to 30%, as well as the hypothetical scenario with no deaths (i.e., elimination) of these diseases would affect LE. This is a simulation study using national...
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Objective: To investigate the associations of leisure-time physical activity with psychological distress and wellbeing, and potential mediators. Methods: We used data from the 1970 British Cohort Study (N = 5,197 - 2,688 men), including waves 34y (2004), 42y (2012), and 46y (2016) waves. Participants reported leisure-time physical activity frequ...
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Although changes have been observed in social relationships in the recent years, especially among younger generations, little evidence is available concerning factors associated with adolescents’ perceived social relationships. In this study we investigated the association between self-perceived social relationships, health-related behaviors, biolo...
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Background: The authors analyzed time trends and sociodemographic inequalities in different physical activity and sedentary behavior domains between 2003 and 2019. Methods: A secondary analysis of data from 5 cross-sectional Brazilian epidemiological surveys (World Health Survey-2003, National Household Sample Survey-2008/2015, and Brazilian Hea...
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Background: Quarantine periods change routines and behaviors with potential impact on different health outcomes. Objective: To determine the association between changes in physical activity and sedentary behaviors with changes in back pain during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine among Brazilian adults. Methods: This was a nationwide survey through...
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Background Active transportation is a crucial sort of physical activity for developing sustainable environments and provides essential health benefits. This is particularly important in Latin American countries because they present the highest burden of non-communicable diseases relative to other worldwide regions. This study aimed to examine the p...
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The aim of this study was to update a systematic review on the use of active transportation to school in Brazilian children and adolescents. All studies were extracted from the LILACS; BIREME; SCIELO and MEDLINE. The search was carried out on manuscripts published in the period 2018-2019. The descriptors were used in Portuguese, English and Spanish...
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We aimed to investigate correlates of TV viewing and other types of screen-based behaviors in a nationally representative sample of Brazilian adults. In the 2019 Brazilian National Health Survey (including 88,509 adults), TV viewing time and other types of screen behaviors (computer, tablet, and cellphone use) were self-reported and numerous geogra...
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BACKGROUND: Although there is a growing body of research pointing towards the need to investigate how different movement behaviors, such as physical activity and sleep, influence each other, the joint relationship between these factors and insomnia has been little explored among adolescents in developing countries. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the as...
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This cross-sectional study utilizes data from a nationwide web-based survey aimed to identify the factors affecting the emotional well-being of Brazilian adolescents aged 12-17 during the period of school closures and confinement. Data collection took place from 27 June to 17 September 2020. We used the "virtual snowball" sampling method, and stude...
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RESUMO: Objetivo: Analisar as mudanças nos estilos de vida dos adolescentes brasileiros durante a pandemia de COVID-19. Métodos: Estudo transversal realizado com adolescentes que participaram do inquérito ConVid Adolescentes-Pesquisa de Comportamentos. Foram avaliados os indicadores relacionados aos estilos de vida antes e durante a pandemia: consu...
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Objective The present study assessed the differences in nutritional markers (albumin, transferrin, total body fat, and body mass index) and clinical complications (diarrhea, vomiting, and diet interruptions) associated with enteral nutrition. Methods This is an open-label, randomized, two-arm parallel-group controlled clinical trial. Out of 105 pa...
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Background: To evaluate the effects of the introduction of physically active lessons on movement behaviors, cognitive, and academic performance in schoolchildren. Methods: This was a cluster-controlled trial. A total of 61 students from the second year of elementary school in a public school in Brazil made up 2 intervention classes (n = 34) with...
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Objective: To compare lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 pandemic according to the presence or absence of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in Brazilian adults. Methods: Cross-sectional study, using data from the ConVid survey, between April and May 2020. The following variables were evaluated: lifestyle and presence of one or more NCDs (diabetes,...
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Purpose: Our aim was to verify the incidence of physical inactivity and excessive screen time during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic among Brazilian adults, as well as to identify sub-groups that are more affected by the quarantine actions. Methods: The data of 39,693 Brazilian adults were collected through an online questionnaire betwee...
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Background Our aim was to investigate whether different types and social contexts of physical activity (PA) participation are prospectively associated with psychological distress and well-being among middle-aged adults. Methods Data from the 1970 British Cohort Study was used (N=5,144-2,733 women). At age 42y, participants reported their type of l...
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This study analyzed changes in the prevalence of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors according to correlates during the COVID-19 pandemic among Brazilian adults. A national retrospective online survey was conducted with 39,693 Brazilian adults. Physical activity (weekly frequency and daily duration; cut-off point of 150 minutes/week), TV-vi...
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Social distancing measures adopted in various countries to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to unwanted effects on their populations’ health and behaviors. This study aimed to investigate smoking behavior in the Brazilian adult population during the COVID-19 pandemic and analyze factors associated with the increase in cigarette...
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Introduction: The authors’ objective was to identify the minimum number of days required to measure sedentary behavior and physical activity in children during school hours. Methods: Fifty-three children from four classes of the second year of elementary school in a public school in Brazil were selected. Sedentary behavior and physical activity wer...
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This is a cross-sectional study investigating the factors affecting brazilians' self-rated health during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on data from the web-based behavior survey. Carried out from April 24 to May 24, 2020, the survey recruited participants by a chain sampling procedure. Its outcome was the worsening of self-rated health during the pa...
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The goal of this study is to characterize the population of older adults in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to health, socioeconomic conditions, gender inequality, adherence to social distancing and feelings of sadness or depression. It is a cross sectional study carried out with Brazilian older adults who responded to an online hea...
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The ConVid – Behavior Survey was conducted in Brazil from April 24 to May 24, 2020, aiming to investigate changes in lifestyles and health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we present the conception and methodology of the research. We used a cross-sectional study using an internet questionnaire, with questions validated in p...
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Objectives: Post-exercise hypotension (PEH) is a clinically relevant phenomenon, which occurs after aerobic and resistance exercises. However, its existence following functional training (FT) remains unknown with negative feelings induced by the high intensity component of FT a potentially limiting factor to adherence of FT. Thus, the aim of this s...
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Objective: To analyze changes in the lifestyles of Brazilian adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Cross-sectional study carried out with adolescents who participated in the survey “ConVid Adolescentes – Pesquisa de Comportamentos”. The indicators related to lifestyles before and during the COVID-19 pandemic were evaluated: consumption...
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Our aim was to analyze the association between different social contexts of physical activity (PA) and depressive symptoms. Data from the Brazilian National Health Survey (PNS) (n = 59,722; ≥18 years) were used. The social context of leisure-time PA [classified according to the higher probability of being practiced in group (group PA) or individual...
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Background: Our aim was to analyze the association of self-reported mentally-passive and mentally-active sedentary behaviors with different patterns (bouts and breaks) of device-measured sedentary time in adolescents. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 375 adolescents (177 boys) aged 10-15 years. Total time, bouts and breaks...
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Aim: This study aimed to examine the association between physical activity (PA) indicators and TV viewing as a function of the Human Development Index (HDI). Method: This cross-sectional study was based on data from the National School Health Survey, which was composed of 102,072 students (14.28±1.03; 51.3% girls). Total PA, active commuting to sc...
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Objective: To investigate the role of potential shared mediators in the association of TV-viewing and frequency of ultra-processed food consumption with anxiety-induced sleep disturbance. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Data from the Adolescent School-based Health Survey, a Brazilian nationally representative survey of 9th grade adolescents...
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the agreement between self-reported and device-based sedentary time among eight countries in Latin America. As part of the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS), data were collected from 2524 participants (18–65 years) across eight countries. Participants reported time spent sedentary in diffe...
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Objectives To analyze the independent and combined associations of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) with self-rated health (SRH) in a large sample of adolescents. Methods Data from 100,873 students with mean age of 14.3 (±1.1) years were analyzed. SRH, PA and SB were assessed by questionnaires. Age, ethnicity, maternal education,...