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Sergio Estrada-Tenorio, José A. Julián, Alberto Aibar, José Martín-Albo and Javier Zaragoza

is used to establish the international PA recommendations to maintain good health during adolescence. International organizations recommend that school-aged youths accumulate at least 60 minutes of daily PA at a moderate to vigorous intensity. 22 However, many adolescents do not accumulate

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René van Bavel, Gabriele Esposito, Tom Baranowski and Néstor Duch-Brown

Increased levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity (PA) are beneficial for the general population, and therefore, recommended by public health institutions ( Department of Health and Human Services, 2008 ; World Health Organization, 2010 ). However, because getting people to be physically

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Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Sebastian Miranda-Marquez, Pia Martino-Fuentealba, Kabir P. Sadarangani, Damian Chandia-Poblete, Camila Mella-Garcia, Jaime Carcamo-Oyarzun, Carlos Cristi-Montero, Fernando Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Pedro Delgado-Floody, Astrid Von Oetinger, Teresa Balboa-Castillo, Sebastian Peña, Cristobal Cuadrado, Paula Bedregal, Carlos Celis-Morales, Antonio Garcia-Hermoso and Andrea Cortínez-O’Ryan

Physical inactivity is a global and multifactorial problem that is affecting all ages. 1 – 3 Most countries, including Chile, are taking actions through policies to address this issue. 4 , 5 As the lack of physically active people is alarming in most countries, the World Health Organization has

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Nikita Rowley, James Steele, Matthew Wade, Robert James Copeland, Steve Mann, Gary Liguori, Elizabeth Horton and Alfonso Jimenez

range of organizations and referrer types (general practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists, and condition-specific specialists) across the United Kingdom. Due to the inclusion of various schemes within the database, in order to account for scheme level variance, a multilevel modeling approach was

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Nicole K. Nathan, Rachel L. Sutherland, Kirsty Hope, Nicole J. McCarthy, Matthew Pettett, Ben Elton, Rebecca Jackson, Stewart G. Trost, Christophe Lecathelinais, Kathryn Reilly, John H. Wiggers, Alix Hall, Karen Gillham, Vanessa Herrmann and Luke Wolfenden

vigorous physical activity (MVPA). 1 , 5 , 6 Consequently, as part of its Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health , 2 the World Health Organization recommended the development and implementation of school policies that promote PA. Governments internationally have responded to such

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Karin Lobenius-Palmér, Birgitta Sjöqvist, Anita Hurtig-Wennlöf and Lars-Olov Lundqvist

The beneficial effects of physical activity (PA) on health for both children and adults are well known ( Strong et al., 2005 ; World Health Organization [WHO], 2010 ). In parallel, there is emerging evidence that sedentary behavior has an important negative influence on various health indicators

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Nicole McCarthy, Kirsty Hope, Rachel Sutherland, Elizabeth Campbell, Rebecca Hodder, Luke Wolfenden and Nicole Nathan

(3.5%) Lack of support from parents and community n/a 23 (79%) Lack of support from executive/organizational level n/a 15 (52%) Lack of support from teachers n/a 13 (45%) Lack of support from students n/a 3 (10%) Lack of support from school education department n/a 3 (10%) Do not foresee any barriers

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Karl M. Newell

biology and the life sciences and can have different purposes. In the present context, a taxonomy of perceptual-motor skills should specify the dimensions of description that underpin the organization of the tasks into categories, most importantly the principles on which each set of tasks develops and

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Laura K. Fewell, Riley Nickols, Amanda Schlitzer Tierney and Cheri A. Levinson

Depression Inventory II (BDI-II; Beck, Steer, & Brown, 1996 ); Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ; Meyer, Miller, Metzger, & Borkovec, 1990 ); and World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS; Ustün, Kostanjsek, Chatterji, & Rehm, 2010 ). Body mass index (BMI) was calculated upon

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Lisa Heil, Renate Oberhoffer and Birgit Böhm

well as vascular and endothelial function. 4 All adaptations caused by the different intensities of PA help diminish the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and mortality. 5 However, today’s lifestyle is dominated by lack of PA. 6 The World Health Organization recommends for children and