Associations between organized sports participation and objectively measured physical activity, sedentary time and weight status in youth

A Marques, Ulf Ekelund & LB Sardinha
Objectives The purpose of this study was to examine whether participation in organized sports is related to achieving physical activity recommendations, body mass index (BMI), objectively measured PA intensity and time spent sedentary. Design Cross-sectional study. Methods The sample comprised 973 children and adolescents (427 boys, 546 girls) aged 10-18 years (Mage=14.1±2.4). Organized sport was self-reported. Physical activity and time spent in moderate and vigorous intensity PA (MVPA) and sedentary time was assessed with accelerometers....

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