Pohybová aktivita a tělesná zdatnost českých adolescentů v kontextu zastavěného prostředí.
|Title in English||Physical activity and physical fitness of Czech adolescents in the context of the built environment|
|Year of publication||2018|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Description||Physical activity and physical fitness of Czech adolescents in the context of the built environment The main aim of the research study is to estimate the strength of the associations between physical activity, physical fitness and the built environment in adolescents aged 11–19 years from selected cities in the Czech Republic. The research was conducted from 2013 to 2016 and includes a total of 1,745 participants (895 boys). Physical activity was measured by means of the IPEN Adolescent questionnaire and monitored concurrently objectively by the Yamax SW-700 pedometer for seven consecutive days, in selected cities also by the ActiGraph GT1M or GT3X accelerometer. Physical fitness was tested using a set designed to assess health-related fitness in children and youth available in the INDARES system. The built environment was identified by means of the IPEN Adolescent questionnaire and in selected cities also using geographic information systems. The results showed that only 43 % of adolescents meet the physical activity recommendation (12 thousand steps per day) and 47 % of individuals are considered physically fit. Adolescents who meet the physical activity recommendations are more physically fit than individuals who do not meet the recommendations. Nevertheless, the relationship between physical activity and selected physical fitness indicators is low. The research also suggests specific associations between the built environment and physical activity or physical fitness in Czech adolescents.|