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Tackling Youth Inactivity and Sedentary Behavior in an Entire Latin America City

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Atalla, Marcio [1] ; Pinto, Ana Jessica [2] ; Mielke, Gregore Iven [3, 4] ; Baciuk, Erica Passos [5] ; Benatti, Fabiana Braga [2] ; Gualano, Bruno [2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Wellness Ctr, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med FMUSP, Clin Hosp HCFMUSP, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Pelotas, Postgrad Program Epidemiol, Pelotas - Brazil
[4] Univ Queensland, Sch Human Movement & Nutr Sci, Brisbane, Qld - Australia
[5] Ctr Univ Jaguariuna, Jaguariuna - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: FRONTIERS IN PEDIATRICS; v. 6, OCT 11 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Real-world interventions are fundamental to bridge the research-practice gap in healthy lifestyle promotion. This study aimed to assess the impact of a 7-month, intensive, city-wide intervention ({''}Life of Health{''}) on tackling youth inactivity and sedentary behavior in an entire Latin-American city (Jaguariuna, Brazil). For youth, a program focused on tackling inactivity/sedentary behavior was delivered at every school (n = 18). Plausibility assessments (pre-to-post design) were performed with 3,592 youth (out of 8,300 individuals at school age in the city) to test the effectiveness of the intervention. Primary outcomes were physical activity and sedentary behavior. Secondary outcome was BMI z-score. Physical activity did not change (0; 95%CI: -2.7-2.8 min/day; p = 0.976), although physically inactive sub-group increased physical activity levels (11.2; 95%CI:8.8-13.6 min/day; p < 0.001). Weekday television and videogame time decreased, whereas computer time increased. Participants with overweight and obesity decreased BMI z-score (-0.08; 95%CI: -0.11-0.05; p <0.001; -0.15; 95%CI:-0.19-0.11; p < 0.001). This intervention was not able to change the proportion of physical inactivity and sedentary behavior in youth at a city level. Nonetheless, physically inactive individuals increased PA levels and participants with overweight and obesity experienced a reduction in BMI z-score, evidencing the relevance of the intervention. Education-based lifestyle programs should be supplemented with environmental changes to better tackle inactivity/sedentary behavior in the real-world. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/02546-1 - Metabolic, physiologic and molecular effects of breaking sedentary time in rheumatoid arthritis patients: a randomized crossover study
Grantee:Fabiana Braga Benatti
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/26937-4 - Studies on physical (in)activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: characterization, associations with disease and effects of breaking up sedentary time
Grantee:Ana Jéssica Pinto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)