HALO alumnus Dr. Justin Lang is lead author on a paper, “Making a Case for Cardiorespiratory Fitness Surveillance Among Children and Youth,” that was recently published in Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.
Lang JJ, Tomkinson GR, Janssen I, Ruiz JR, Ortega FB, Léger L, Tremblay MS. Making a Case for Cardiorespiratory Fitness Surveillance Among Children and Youth. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2018 Apr;46(2):66-75.
We review the evidence that supports cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) as an important indicator of current and future health among school-aged children and youth, independent of physical activity levels. We discuss the merit of CRF measurement for population health surveillance and propose the development of CRF guidelines to help support regional, national, and international surveillance efforts.