Physical activity encouraged more in boys than in girls

first_imgSchool and family influences on physical activity may be stronger in boys than in girls in Australia, according to a study published March 9, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Rohan Telford from the University of Canberra, Australia, and colleagues.Scientists have observed what appears to be a gender-based disparity in physical activity among youth, where girls are less active than boys. To better understand the mechanisms that underlie these observed differences, the authors of this study collected data from over 550 boys and girls from 29 schools as part of the Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) study in Australia.They measured a variety of factors at ages 8 and 12 including individual fitness (multi-stage run), coordination (throw and catch test) and environmental factors measured using questionnaires of an individual’s perception of competence in physical education, family support for physical activity, and school and extracurricular sports participation. LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Share Email The authors found that school and family influences on physical activity may be stronger in boys than in girls in Australia. They found that girls were 19% less active than boys and that lower physical activity among girls was associated with weaker influences at school and at home.Girls were less physically fit compared to boys at age 8, including 18% lower cardio-respiratory fitness, 44% lower eye-hand coordination, higher percent body fat, and 9% lower perceived competence in physical education. The authors state that a variety of variables not measured in this study may also contribute to physical activity levels in children, but that the factors measured could be modified and potentially reduce the gap in physical activity between boys and girls.Based on these results, the authors suggest strategies aiming to increase physical activity should focus on a variety of areas simultaneously, including home, school, and extracurricular activities, paying particular attention to equality of support and opportunities for girls and boys.last_img read more

Japan spikers get better of Poland

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Japan came back from two sets down to beat Poland for its second win in the preliminary round of the men’s volleyball World League on Sunday.Yu Koshikawa and Takahiro Yamamoto led Japan’s rally in the third set and Koshikawa’s three consecutive service points proved the key in the final set as the host snapped its losing streak against the Poles at 14 games with a 29-31, 18-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-11 win. The result at Ariake Colosseum improved Japan’s record in Group D to 2-4 while Poland, runnerup in the 2006 world championships, dropped to 3-3. Both countries have qualified for the Beijing Olympic Games. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

Wellington Police Labor Day weekend report: Friday, Aug. 30 – Monday, Sept. 2, 2019

first_imgWellington Police Labor Day weekend report for Friday, Aug 30 to Monday, Sept. 2, 2019: Friday, August 30, 2019•Adrian C Rosewicz, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for failure to report an injury accident. It occurred on July 28, 2019.) •10:40 a.m. Joseph C. Rachal Jr., 44, Aberdeen, S.D. was issued a notice to appear for passing in a no Passing Zone.•11:12 a.m. Officers responded to an animal complaint in the 700 block W. 4th, Wellington.•11:52 a.m. Officers responded to children in need of care in the 1200 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•12:02 p.m. Sarah I. Treft, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for noisy dog.•8:24 p.m. Officers investigated theft in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:43 p.m. Kimberly K. Pritchard, 51, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for an improper turn and expired drivers’ license. •10 p.m. Brodrick G. Henton, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective tag light. •10:04 p.m. Matthew K. Malone, 42, Augusta, was issued a notice to appear for turn signal violation. •10:05 p.m. Blas O. Ibarra, 28, Arkansas City, Ks was issued a notice to appear for defective headlamp.•10:20 p.m. Rami N. Mir, 35, Houston, Texas was issued a notice to appear for speeding 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. •10:25 p.m. Richard N. McCulley, 46, Enid, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 59 mph in a 45 mph zone.•10:25 p.m. Stanton E. Palmer, 48, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective tag light. •10:40 p.m. Phillip P. Dominquez, 25, Denton, Texas was issued a notice to appear for speeding 58 mph in a 45 mph zone. •10:51 p.m. Adam J. Edgerton, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for a defective tail lamp.•11:05 p.m. Patrick S. Grable, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for a defective tail lamp.•11:09 p.m. Keaton H. Jackson, 21, Englewood, Colo. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone and possession of marijuana.•11:47 p.m. Stacy J. Bright, 49, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for failure to signal.Saturday, August 31, 2019•12:47 a.m. Melissa B. Davis, 46, Longview, Texas was issued a notice to appear for a defective headlamp. •10:13 a.m. Alberto Gonzalez, 38, Shawnee, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 54 mph in a 30 mph zone.•1:58 p.m. Michael A. Steele, 35, Wellington was arrested for a parole violation.•2:08 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery in the 1300 block E. Michigan Ct., Wellington. •7:54 p.m. Krista L. Wells, 40, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal damage to property in the 200 block N. Elm, Wellington.•11:26 p.m. Officers investigated minors in consumption of alcohol of known suspects in the 400 block Terrace Dr., Wellington.•11:42 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1200 block S. G, Wellington.•12:29 p.m. Officers responded to a juvenile problem in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington. •1 p.m. Officers took a found property report in the 400 block N. Terrace Dr., Wellington.•6:16 p.m. Officers responded to a mental subject in the 900 block E. Lincoln, Wellington. •7:49 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1900 block N. A, Wellington.Sunday, September 1, 2019•11:42 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1200 block S. G, Wellington.•12:29 p.m. Officers responded to a juvenile problem in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1 p.m. Officers took a found property report in the 400 block N. Terrace Dr., Wellington.•6:16 p.m. Officers responded to a mental subject in the 900 block E. Lincoln, Wellington. •7:49 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1900 block N. A, Wellington.Monday, September 2, 2019•Saturday, August 31, 11:20 p.m. Officers investigated unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcohol. •12:21 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1000 block Mission Rd., Wellington. •2 p.m. Austin M. Harriger, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 40 mph in a 30 mph zone.•2:15 p.m. Walter P. Handloser, III, 37, San Luis Obispo, Calif. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone. •8:47 p.m. Officers responded to a suicide threat in the 700 block N. Olive, Wellington.last_img read more