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Carlos Cristi Montero (Director)

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Academics Degrees

Bachelor in education and Physical Education Teacher

Universidad Cardenal Silva Henríquez, Chile, 2005.

Diploma in Nutrition, exercise and health

Universidad de Chile, Chile.

Master in physical activity

Universidad Mayor. Chile.

Master in neurodidactic

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, España.

PhD. in physical activity science and sport

Universidad de León, España.


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.​


Editor, Revista Motricidad Humana (Latindex/Dialnet/Sportdicus).

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. 2017 to present.


Head of Research, School of Physical Education.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. 2017 to present.


Lines of research

  • Association between physical activity and cognitive performance

  • Changes in body composition during critical periods in schoolchildren

  • Physical condition in different population groups

  • Physical activity levels measured objectively in different populations


Research projects

  1. Proyecto FONDEQUIP-2016.  Código. EQM160142. Absorciometría de rayos X de energía dual (DXA).​​

  2. Proyecto FONDECYT iniciacion-2016.  Código: 11160703. Proyecto Cogni-Accion: Actividad Física como mediador del desarrollo cognitivo en escolares.

  3. Anglo-American Project Internal UVM. "Promoting habits healthy lifestyle among schoolchildren in the Municipality of Nogales" 2012-2013. 

  4. Physiological effects of strength training with vibration platform seniors Castilla y León. Spain. Funded by the Ministry of Education of the Junta de Castilla y León. (ref. LE001A10-2). 2010-2011.


Research papers (Web of Science/JCR)

  1. Socio-demographic patterning of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviours in eight Latin American countries: findings from the ELANS study. Eur J Sport Sci. 2019 Oct 11:1-26.

  2. Study protocol and rationale of the "Cogni-action project" a cross-sectional and randomized controlled trial about physical activity, brain health, cognition, and educational achievement in schoolchildren. BMC Pediatr. 2019 Jul 26;19(1):260.

  3. [Relationship between levels of physical activity and sedentarism with metabolic  syndrome. ENS Chile 2009-2010.]. Salud Publica Mex. 2019;61(2):166–73. 

  4. Passive Commuting and Higher Sedentary Time Is Associated with Vitamin D Deficiency in Adult and Older Women: Results from Chilean National Health Survey 2016(-)2017. Nutrients. 2019 Jan;11(2). 

  5. Cardiometabolic risk through an integrative classification combining physical activity and sedentary behavior in European adolescents: HELENA study. J Sport Heal Sci. 2019 Jan;8(1):55–62. 

  6. A regional vision of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and physical education in adolescents from Latin America and the Caribbean: results from 26 countries. Int J Epidemiol. 2018 Mar; 

  7. Joint effect of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on cardiovascular risk  factors in Chilean adults. J Public Health (Oxf). 2018 Sep;40(3):485–92. 

  8. Active commuting is associated with a lower risk of obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome in Chilean adults. J Public Health (Oxf). 2018 Sep;40(3):508–16. 

  9. Results from Chile’s 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. J Phys Act Health. 2018 Nov;15(S2):S331–2. 

  10. [Comparison of the physical activity levels during the university life]. Rev Med Chil. 2018 Apr;146(4):442–50. 

  11. Higher levels of self-reported sitting time is associated with higher risk of type 2 diabetes independent of physical activity in Chile. J Public Health (Oxf). 2018 Sep;40(3):501–7. 

  12. Prevalence of Non-responders for Blood Pressure and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors  Among Prehypertensive Women After Long-Term High-Intensity Interval Training. Front Physiol. 2018;9:1443. 

  13. Effects of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate supplementation on strength and body  composition in trained and competitive athletes: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Sci Med Sport. 2018 Jul;21(7):727–35. 

  14. [Effect of “Super 8 Law” implementation on body composition of schoolchildren during the National Holidays in Chile. Longitudinal-ecological study]. Nutr Hosp. 2018 Jun;35(4):881–7. 

  15. [The joint effect of sitting time and obesity on the odds of developing type 2 diabetes]. Rev Med Chil. 2018 Apr;146(4):433–41. 

  16. Beneficial association between active travel and metabolic syndrome in Latin-America: A cross-sectional analysis from the Chilean National Health Survey 2009–2010. Prev Med (Baltim). 2018;107. 

  17. Normative Reference of Standing Long Jump for Colombian Schoolchildren Aged 9-17.9 Years: The FUPRECOL Study. J strength Cond Res. 2017 Aug;31(8):2083–90. 

  18. Adaptation of Perceptual Responses to Low-Load Blood Flow Restriction Training. J strength Cond Res. 2017 Mar;31(3):765–72. 

  19. Aerobic capacity and future cardiovascular risk in Indian community from a low-income area in Cauca, Colombia. Ital J Pediatr. 2017 Mar;43(1):28. 

  20. [Correlates of physical inactivity: Findings from the Chilean National Health Survey 2009-2010]. Rev Med Chil. 2017 Oct;145(10):1259–67.

  21. [Association of active commuting with obesity: findings from the Chilean National Health Survey 2009-2010]. Rev Med Chil. 2017 Jul;145(7):837–44. 

  22. Impact of Distance on Mode of Active Commuting in Chilean Children and Adolescents. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Nov;14(11). 

  23. Considerations about decreasing body fat with high intensity intermittent training and nutrition counseling. Rev Med Chil. 2017;145(8). 

  24. Sedentary lifestyle is associated with metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors independent of physical activity. Rev Med Chil. 2017;145(4). 

  25. Is the SenseWear Armband accurate enough to quantify and estimate energy expenditure in healthy adults? Ann Transl Med. 2017;5(5):97. 

  26. Effect of 8 months of whole-body vibration training on quality of life in elderly women. Res Sport Med. 2017;25(1):101–7. 

  27. National holidays ahoy! Basic rationale and considerations to prevent weight gain in schoolchildren. Rev Med Chil. 2017;145(1):136–8. 

  28. Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) - Terminology Consensus Project process and outcome. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017

  29. Is high-intensity interval training more effective on improving cardiometabolic risk and aerobic capacity than other forms of exercise in overweight and obese youth? A meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2016 Jun;17(6):531–40. 

  30. Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis and Muscular Fitness in Healthy Men. Nutrients. 2016 Jul;8(7). 

  31. Evaluación de la composición corporal en niños y adolescentes: directrices y recomendaciones. Nutr Hosp. 2016 Jun;33(3):285. 

  32. GT1M, GT3X and ActiTrainer counts comparison during standardized activities in young, adults and older adults. Nutr Hosp. 2016 Jun;33(3):280. 

  33. [Chile’s report card on physical activity: contributing to a global initiative for more active children and adolescents]. Vol. 144, Revista medica de Chile. Chile; 2016. p. 267–8. 

  34. Response rate to the treatment of Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia: A meta-analysis  of the results of clinical trials. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2016 Sep;105:118–26. 

  35. High muscular fitness has a powerful protective cardiometabolic effect in adults: influence of weight status. BMC Public Health. 2016 Sep;16(1):1012. 

  36. Variations of body composition, physical activity and caloric intake in schoolchildren during national holidays. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 21(2), 251-255.

  37. Results From Chile’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. J Phys Act Heal [Internet]. 2016 Nov.

  38. Effects of different doses of high-speed resistance training on physical performance and quality of life in older women: A randomized controlled trial. Clin Interv Aging. 2016;11:1797–1804. 

  39. Inverse association of cardiorespiratory fitness with cardiovascular risk factors in Chilean adults. Rev Med Chil. 2016;144(8):980–9. 

  40. Being physically active modifies the detrimental effect of sedentary behavior on obesity and cardiometabolic markers in adults. Rev Med Chil. 2016;144(11):1400–9. 

  41. Exercise as an adjuvant therapy against chronic atrial fibrillation. Int J Cardiol. 2016;207:180–4. 

  42. Physical Activity and Alzheimer Disease: A Protective Association. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016;91(8):999–1020. 

  43. The genetics of exceptional longevity: Insights from centenarians. Maturitas. 2016;90:49–57. 

  44. Considerations regarding sedentary and physical inactivity. Aten Primaria. 2016;48(5):341. 

  45. Considerations regarding the use of metabolic equivalents when prescribing exercise for health: preventive medicine in practice. Phys Sportsmed. 2016;44(2):109–11. 

  46. [Higher physical activity levels are associated with lower prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Chile]. Rev Med Chil. 2015 Nov;143(11):1435–43. 

  47. Effects of training and detraining on glycosylated haemoglobin, glycaemia and lipid profile in type-II diabetics. Nutr Hosp. 2015 Oct;32(4):1729–34. 

  48. Sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity is not the same!: An update of concepts oriented towards the prescription of physical exercise for health. Rev Med Chil. 2015;143(8):1089–90. 

  49. Effects of Eight Months of Whole-Body Vibration Training on the Muscle Mass and Functional Capacity of Elderly Women. J Strength Cond Res. 2015;29(7):1863–9. 

  50. [Effects of ss-alanine supplementation on wingate tests in university female footballers]. Nutr Hosp. 2014 Nov;31(1):430–5. 

  51. Critical periods in the variation in body composition in school children. Nutr Hosp 2014;30(4):782–6.

  52. The paradox of being physically active but sedentary or sedentary but physically active. Rev Med Chil. 2014;142(1):72–8. 

  53. [Is it enough to recommend to patients take a walk? Importance of the cadence]. Nutr Hosp. 2013;28(4):1018–21. 

  54. [Occupational physical activity and body composition in adult women; pilot study]. Nutr Hosp. 2013;28(4):1060–4. 

  55. Whole-body vibration training as complement to programs aimed at weight loss. Nutr Hosp. 2013;28(5):1365–71. 

  56. Effect of an acute exercise bout on Toll-like receptor 4 and inflammatory mechanisms in rat heart. Rev Med Chil. 2012;140(10):1282–8.

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