Research suggests declines in physical activity may occur after age 12. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between adolescent physical activity, BMI, and nutrition. Adolescents, ages 12-17 (N = 223), wore pedometers for 11 consecutive days and completed a nutrition survey, the Youth Adolescent Questionnaire. Activity levels did not differ among the ages of 12-17 year old adolescents, and boys were more active than girls. There was a low, but significant relationship between BMI and physical activity levels for both boys and girls. Energy intake was not related to BMI or physical activity levels in boys or girls.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Exercise Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nelson, Maika Elizabeth, "Examination of Adolescent Physical Activity and Overweight Levels " (2004). All Theses and Dissertations. 1145.
pedometers, stepcount, total fat, total calories, energy intake