• Absentee rates in physical education in high schools: The importance of gender and study programmes 

      Lagestad, Pål Arild; Welde, Boye; Rånes, Vebjørn; Myhre, Hege (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-02)
      Little is known about absenteeism in high school physical education (PE) in relation to study programme and gender. This study investigated the impact of gender and study programme on absentee rates in PE by analyzing data, using non-parametric statistical analyses, from the absentee registers for all 6928 students in Nordland Country. The results showed that the absentee rates in PE differed among ...
    • Accelerations and high intensity running in field and assistant football referees during match play 

      Riiser, Amund; Pettersen, Svein Arne; Andersen, Vidar; Sæterbakken, Atle Hole; Frøyd, Christian; Ylvisåker, Einar; Moe, Vegard Fusche (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-06-20)
      <p><i>Objectives</i>: (1) to examine accelerations and high intensity running (HIR) in football field referees (FR) and assistant referees (AR) during football matches and (2) to evaluate fluctuations in accelerations and HIR between first and second half and in 5-min periods.</p> <p><i>Methods</i>: All movements of the referees were measured using a radio-based tracking system during 41 matches ...
    • Aerobic Games and Playful Exercises in 9-Year-Old Boys: Intensity and Fitness Effects 

      Mathisen, Gunnar; Jensen, Rein Magnus; Pettersen, Svein Arne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Previous research on exercise for pre-adolescents with the purpose of improving aerobic fitness levels has yielded contradictory results. Sufficient training intensity, frequency and duration are the crucial factors in achieving this goal; the question, however, is whether it is possible to reach sufficient intensity levels using aerobic games and playful exercises. Variety and fun are the important ...
    • The ambiguity of physical activity, exercise and atrial fibrillation 

      Morseth, Bente; Løchen, Maja-Lisa; Ariansen, Inger Kristine Holtermann; Myrstad, Marius; Thelle, Dag Steinar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-07)
      Although commonly associated with cardiovascular disease or other medical conditions, atrial fibrillation may also occur in individuals without any known underlying conditions. This manifestation of atrial fibrillation has been linked to extensive and long-term exercise, as prolonged endurance exercise has shown to increase prevalence and risk of atrial fibrillation. In contrast, more modest physical ...
    • Anleggsbrukere. En kartlegging og analyse av anleggsbruk i den norske befolkning 

      Rafoss, Kolbjørn; Breivik, Gunnar (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2005)
    • Anthropometric factors related to sprint and agility performance in young male soccer players 

      Mathisen, Gunnar; Pettersen, Svein Arne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-11-05)
      Objective: To investigate the relationship between anthropometrics and sprint and agility performance and describe the development of sprint (acceleration) and agility performance in 10- to 16-year-old male soccer players. <p>Methods: One hundred and thirty-two participants were divided into three age groups, 10–12 years (mean 10.8±0.50), 13–14 years (mean 13.9±0.50), and 15–16 years (mean 15.5±0.24), ...
    • Barn og fysisk aktivitet i barnehagen: Hvordan kan aktivitetsnivået dokumenteres? 

      Stokke, Anne; Weydahl, Andi; Calogiuri, Giovanna (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Vi målte det fysiske aktivitetsnivået til 42 barn i løpet av en vanlig dag i barnehagen ved hjelp av ulike instrumenter. Denne studien vil gi kunnskap om barns fysiske aktivitet i barnehagen, og om barnas aktivitetsnivå kan bli tilstrekkelig evaluert av lærerne eller om det er behov for tekniske målinger. Videre har vi sammenlignet de ulike instrumentene brukt i observasjonen. De ansatte i barnehagen ...
    • Biological rhythms, chronodisruption and chrono-enhancement: The role of physical activity as synchronizer in correcting steroids circadian rhythm in metabolic dysfunctions and cancer 

      Vitale, Jacopo Antonino; Lombardi, Giovanni; Weydahl, Andi; Banfi, Giuseppe (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-28)
      Rhythms can be observed at all levels of the biologic integration in humans. The observation that a biological or physiological variable shows a circadian rhythm can be explained by several multifactorial systems including external (exogenous), internal (endogenous) and psychobiological (lifestyle) mechanisms. Our body clock can be synchronized with the environment by external factors, called ...
    • Chronotype and response to training during the polar night: a pilot study 

      Vitale, Jacopo Antonino; Bjørkesett, Eva; Campana, Andrea; Panizza, Giacomo; Weydahl, Andi (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-05-19)
      Background:<br> An individual’s chronotype influences his or her physiological rhythms. Some studies have looked at the effect of time of day on the responses to exercise, but studies on the effect of long-term training are lacking. <br>Objective:<br> To report the effects of an 8-week training period during the polar night in non- athletes of different chronotypes living at 70°N. <br>Design:<br> ...
    • Chronotype, Physical Activity, and Sport Performance: A Systematic Review 

      Vitale, Jacopo Antonino; Weydahl, Andi (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-05-11)
      Background:<br> Many variables related to sport have been shown to have circadian rhythms. Chronotype is the expression of circadian rhythmicity in an individual, and three categories of chronotype are defined: morning types (M-types), evening types (E-types), and neither types (N-types). M-types show earlier peaks of several psychophysiological variables during the day than E-types. The effect ...
    • Communicating public avalanche warnings – what works? 

      Engeset, Rune; Pfuhl, Gerit; Landrø, Markus; Mannberg, Andrea; Hetland, Audun (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-20)
      Like many other mountainous countries, Norway has experienced a rapid increase in both recreational winter activities and fatalities in avalanche terrain during the past few decades: during the decade 2008–2017, 64 recreational avalanche fatalities were recorded in Norway. This is a 106% increase from that of the previous decade. In 2013, Norway therefore launched the National Avalanche Warning ...
    • A comparison between two different conditions of breaking up sedentary behaviour on glucose metabolism 

      Sagelv, Edvard Hamnvik; Ekelund, Ulf; Stensrud, Trine (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2016-05-30)
      Conclusion: There is no effect of either breaking up sedentary behaviour each hour or performing 30 minutes of vigorous physical activity in one bout compared with prolonged sitting for six hours on glucose metabolism.
    • Comparison of Long and Short High-Intensity Interval Exercise Bouts on Running Performance, Physiological and Perceptual Responses 

      Valstad, Sverre; Heimburg, Erna von; Welde, Boye; van den Tillaar, Roland (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-18)
      This study compared the effects of long (4×4 min) and short intervals (4×8×20 s) of high-intensity interval exercise bouts (HIIT) on running performance, physiological and perceptual responses, and excess postexercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). Twelve healthy college students (8 men, 4 women; mean age=22±2 years) performed long (90–95% of peak heart rate) and short intervals (maximal intensity) of ...
    • Comparison of non-invasive individual monitoring of the training and health of athletes with commercially available wearable technologies 

      Düking, Peter; Hotho, Andreas; Holmberg, Hans-Christer; Sperlich, Billy (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-03-09)
      Athletes adapt their training daily to optimize performance, as well as avoid fatigue, overtraining and other undesirable effects on their health. To optimize training load, each athlete must take his/her own personal objective and subjective characteristics into consideration and an increasing number of wearable technologies (wearables) provide convenient monitoring of various parameters. ...
    • Den norske idrettsmodellen - i utakt med tiden? 

      Rafoss, Kolbjørn; Tangen, Jan Ove (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      I artikkelen drøftes spørsmålet om den norske idrettsmodellen er i utakt med tiden. Vi svarer ja på spørsmålet. Dette skyldes en utdatert måte å tenke idrett og politikk på. Det foreligger en kulturell fortelling – den norske idrettsmodellen – som hindrer innsikt i og forståelse for nye trender og endringer i befolkningens fysiske og idrettslige utfoldelse. Idrettsmodellen tar utgangspunkt i at ...
    • Development through Movement - Psycho-pedagogical Analysis and Psychomotori Approaches 

      Zoglowek, Herbert Gottfried; Aleksandrovich, Maria (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      This paper discusses psychomotor development in early childhood and consists of three parts. The first part is a brief historical overview of the theoretical description and analysis of movement. The second part gives an overview of the variety of movement therapies and activity methods, which are effective in kindergarten work. The third part of the paper is an attempt to analyse and to reflect on ...
    • Effects of school-based intervention program on motor performance skills 

      Mathisen, Gunnar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-08-26)
      The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of a four-week intervention program on motor skill performance in primary school children. Twenty-one children with mean age of 6.5 ± 0.7 years participated. The experimental group (EG) followed a specific movement program in three basic tasks: throwing, climbing, and jumping. The control group (CG) carried out an ordinary physical education ...
    • Effects of Speed Exercises on Acceleration and Agility Performance in 13-Year-Old Female Soccer Players 

      Mathisen, Gunnar; Danielsen, Karin Helene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)