Effect of Modern Students’ Lifestyle on their Physical Development

Vladislav R. Kuchma PhD, ScD ¹, Olga Yu. Milushkina, PhD ¹,²*, Natalya A. Bokareva, PhD ¹, Natalya A. Skoblina, PhD, ScD¹, Elena P. Il`chinskaya, PhD¹

1Research Institute of Hygiene and Health Protection of Children and Adolescents, Scientific Center of Children’s Health of RAMS, Moscow, Russian Federation

2The Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov, Moscow, Russian Federation

*Corresponding author: Olga Yu. Milushkina, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Hygiene, The Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov, 1,Ostrovitianov street, Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation. Tel: + 8916-656-80-20 (mobile). E-mail: milushkina_o@rsmu.ru


The study of the physical development of pupils over the last 50 years has established some features regarding the formation of morphological and functional parameters of schoolchildren. The studies were conducted using longitudinal and cross-sectional methods, which contribute to a more detailed analysis of the results. The lifestyle of students in Moscow and the factors influencing the physical capacity of the adolescents were studied, employing the questionnaire method.

children and adolescents; physical development; longitudinal monitoring; dynamometry; lifestyle of schoolchildren.
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