Alberto Loi's research while affiliated with University of Bologna and other places

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Many benefits of physical activity (PA) are observed with weekly average volumes of 150–300 min at moderate intensity. Public parks may be an attraction for many people living in the city and could help to achieve the recommended dose of PA. The present study aims to understand the motivation that drives people to a park and evaluate the amount of...
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Green spaces are defined as open spaces of ground, covered by vegetation, including parks and gardens. This kind of environment is linked to many positive effects and its importance is growing due to increasing urbanization. Understanding what drives people to use green urban space is fundamental to creating appropriate campaigns to develop the use...
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Abstract: Background: An aspect that influences sport performance is maturation status, since, within the same chronological age group, boys who have advanced maturation outperform their late matur- ing peers in tests of muscular strength, power, and endurance. Therefore, the aims of the present study were: (i) to investigate the differences in bio...

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... Many studies have attempted to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various areas of life. The COVID-19 pandemic, through a series of introduced restrictions and limitations, has changed the way people use public space; this has become particularly apparent in the case of green spaces [25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32]. Urban open space played a positive role in allowing people to stay connected with their neighbors, to feel reassured, and to maintain or increase their physical activity levels during the pandemic. ...
... It can be considered a "safe place" in which they can stay and relax without other problems or thoughts, and it demonstrates the success of the project carried out by the city of Bologna to improve the use of green urban space [60]. After visiting the park, the largest part of the sample reported positive sensations, such as feeling "more energetic", and "more peaceful", which are in accordance with previous studies that observed a beneficial association between exposure to green space and mental health, using a wide range of measures [35,[60][61][62][63][64][65][66]. The largest proportion of the participants who used the park to relax were women and people belonging to the youngest age class group (18-30 years). ...
... Distribution of quarters of birth in accordance with (A) sex, (B) age category, and (C) sport type likely to occur in males at approximately 12 years of age, depending on the period of pubertal maturation [25], which may help to justify our findings and is in line with other studies [24]. Grouping players on the basis of chronological age without considering maturation status can lead to performance differences, which indicates that biological maturation impacts player selection procedures [26]. thus, it is likely that coaches, when selecting players in the 12-14 age group, choose apparently more skilled players, who possibly differ from their younger peers because they are just more mature [15]. ...