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Rita Pereira
University of Porto
Physical fitnessPhysical therapyHeart rateDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#2Peter Krustrup (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 62
Last. Carlo CastagnaH-Index: 54
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: This study aimed at examining the suitability of a standard treadmill test (TT), popular intermittent field tests, and small-sided football matches to induce maximal heart rate (HRmax ) in recreational football players. Sixty-six inactive untrained male subjects (age: 39.3 ± 5.8 years, VO2max : 41.2 ± 6.2 mL kg-1 min-1 , body mass: 81.9 ± 10.8 kg, height: 173.2 ± 6.4 cm) were evaluated. On separate occasions, the players were randomly submitted to a progressive VO2max TT, to the Yo-Yo intermit...
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#1Susana PóvoasH-Index: 10
#2Peter KrustrupH-Index: 62
Last. Malte Nejst LarsenH-Index: 8
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Purpose: To examine the reliability of age-adapted submaximal Yo-Yo (Yo-Yosubmax) intermittent tests in untrained schoolchildren aged 9–16 years (n = 139; 72 boys and 67 girls) and within children with high and low percentage of body fat (%BF). Methods: Yo-Yo intermittent recovery level 1 children’s (YYIR1C), Yo-Yo intermittent endurance level 1 (YYIE1), and Yo-Yo intermittent endurance level 2 (YYIE2) tests were performed 7 days apart by 9- to 11-, 12- to 13-, and 14- to 16-year-old children, r...
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#1Susana PóvoasH-Index: 10
#2Carlo Castagna (University of Rome Tor Vergata)H-Index: 54
Last. Peter Krustrup (University of Exeter)H-Index: 62
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Recreational team handball is an intermittent high-intensity exercise mode with physiological demands in the range of those found to enhance health and physical fitness of sedentary adults. We examined the effects of a short-term team handball-based training programme on physical fitness and metabolic and cardiovascular health of sedentary 33-55-year-old former male team handball players. Twenty-four participants were divided into team handball (THG; n=15) and control groups (CG; n=9) and evalua...
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#1Susana PóvoasH-Index: 10
#2Morten B. RandersH-Index: 26
Last. Carlo Castagna (University of Rome Tor Vergata)H-Index: 54
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This study examines heart rate (HR) and perceived experience during same- versus mixed-gender soccer played as small- (SSG) and large-sided (LSG) games. HR, rating of perceived exertion (RPE), and fun scores were determined in 134 pupils (50 girls, 84 boys) randomly assigned to same- and mixed-genders formats playing 2x15-min of SSG (2v2, 4v4) and LSG (12v12) in a random order (~50 m2/player). HR was lower (p≤0.03) for girls when playing together with boys than when playing alone (71±10 versus 7...
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#1Rita Pereira (ISMAI)H-Index: 3
#2Rute Santos (ISMAI)H-Index: 29
Last. Pedro Silva (University of Porto)H-Index: 18
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This study aims to analyze the association between perceived environmental factors and leisure-time physical activity (PA) among adolescents of both genders. Data were collected in autumn of 2011 from 866 adolescents (412 girls and 454 boys) 12- to 18-years-old, from four Portuguese cities. Perception of environmental factors was assessed by Assessing Levels of Physical Activity and Fitness (ALPHA) questionnaire (Spittaels et al., 2010, IJBNPA). PA was assessed by a questionnaire that evaluated ...
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#1Inês Azevedo (University of Porto)H-Index: 11
#2Rita Pereira (University of Porto)H-Index: 3
Last. Manuel Ferreira-Magalhães (University of Porto)H-Index: 4
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Introduction: there are gaps in the understanding of pathogen colonization and recurrent infections in children with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (non-CFB). Objectives: We aimed to analyse the longitudinal microbiological respiratory status, in a population of children with non-CFB. Methods: Convenience sample of children with non-CFB followed in a paediatric pulmonology unit. We performed a retrospective analysis of the microbiological respiratory specimens, obtained in routine clinical f...
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