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Active Voice: The Most Important Activity Behavior to Combat Childhood Obesity?

from By Kathleen F. Janz, Ed.D., FACSM, and Piroska Boros, M.S.

Kathleen F. Janz, Ed.D., FACSM Piroska Boros, M.S.
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Kathleen F. Janz, Ed.D., FACSM, is a physical activity epidemiologist in the Department of Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Her research addresses everyday physical activity and musculoskeletal and metabolic health outcomes during the developmental years.

Piroska Boros, M.S., is completing her Ph.D. with Dr. Janz. Her research focus relates to the effects of intramuscular adiposity on muscle function and bone health. She is a student member of ACSM.

This commentary presents Dr. Janz’ and Ms. Boros’ views on the topic related to a research article they and Iowa Bone Development Study colleagues authored. Their article appears in the October 2017 issue of
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE). more

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