measure of geographical location. Recent studies have captured location specific physical activity through the use of Global Position Systems (GPS) monitors usually linked via time stamp with accelerometer data ( Jansen et al., 2018 ; Troped, Wilson, Matthews, Cromley, & Melly, 2010 ). GPS linked
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Evidence suggests that many contemporary urban environments do not support healthy lifestyle choices and are implicated in the obesity pandemic. Middlesbrough, in the northeast of England is one such environment and a prime target for investigation.
To measure physical activity (PA) levels in a sample of 28 adolescents (aged 11 to 14 years) and describe the environmental context of their activity and explore where they are most and least active over a 7-day period, accelerometry and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology were used. Twenty-five of these participants also took part in focus groups about their experiences and perceptions of PA engagement.
Findings indicated that all participants were relatively inactive throughout the observed period although bouts of moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) were identified in 4 contexts: school, home, street, and rural/urban green spaces, with MVPA levels highest in the school setting. Providing access to local facilities and services (such as leisure centers) is not in itself sufficient to engage adolescents in MVPA.
Factors influencing engagement in MVPA were identified within and across contexts, including ‘time’ as both a facilitator and barrier, perceptions of ‘gendered’ PA, and the social influences of peer groups and family members.
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-supportive changes in their educational environments. To enable useful, standardized data collection, citizen scientists used a simple GPS-enabled mobile app capable of collecting geocoded visual and auditory data about walking routes and relevant environmental features. Results: The Our Voice framework is being
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neighborhood walkability and GPS-measured walking, bicycling and vehicle time in adolescents . Health Place . 2015 ; 32 : 1 – 7 . PubMed ID: 25588788 doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.12.008 25588788 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.12.008 62. Frank LD , Saelens BE , Chapman J , et al . Objective assessment
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. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22 ( 9 ), 874 – 882 . PubMed ID: 17721898 doi: 10.1002/gps.1755 Sanchez-Lopez , J. , Silva-Pereyra , J. , Fernández , T. , Alatorre-Cruz , G.C. , Castro-Chavira , S.A. , González-López , M. , & Sánchez-Moguel , S.M. ( 2018 ). High levels of