Are Spanish Adolescents Who Actively Commute to and From School More Active in Other Domains? A Spatiotemporal Investigation

Campos-Garzón, P
Stewart, T
Palma-Leal, X
Molina-García, J
Herrador-Colmenero, M
Schipperijn, J
Chillón, P
Barranco-Ruiz, Y
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We examined the association between mode of commuting to/from school (i.e., walking, multimodal, and motorized-vehicle) and movement behaviours in several space-time domains (i.e., total day, home, school, transport, and other locations). Walking to and/or from school was associated with higher MVPA in all space-time domains except home, where no associations were found. After subtracting commuting time to/from school from total day domain, the associations in favour of walking to/from school were maintained compared to those using other commuting modes, and in transport domain these associations dissipated. The study suggests the importance of promoting walking to/from school for increasing MVPA levels.

Accelerometer , Active transport , Exercise , GPS , Public health , Youth , 1117 Public Health and Health Services , 1604 Human Geography , Public Health , 42 Health sciences , 44 Human society
Health Place, ISSN: 1353-8292 (Print); 1873-2054 (Online), Elsevier BV, 86, 103211-. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2024.103211
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