Title

One-mile run performance and body mass index in Asian and Pacific Islander Youth: Passing Rates for the FITNESSGRAM

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Article

Abstract

Because of the potential health benefits associated with physical fitness, it is recommended that American adolescents perform physical activity at specified intensities and durations (Sallis & Patrick, 1994) to produce acceptable physical fitness levels. A consistent relationship between measures of physical activity, physical fitness, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults has been reported (Thompson, Jarvie, Lahey, & Cureton, 1982; Blair et al., 1989). A positive relationship between physical activity and physical fitness among youth has also been shown (Pate, 1991).

Keywords

Cardiovascular system—Diseases; Cardiovascular system--Diseases—Prevention; Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Risk factors; Exercise; Minorities; Minority; Physical Fitness; Physical fitness for youth; Teenagers

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Community Health | Exercise Science | Kinesiology | Race and Ethnicity

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