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Kathleen B. Watson, Ginny M. Frederick, Carmen D. Harris, Susan A. Carlson and Janet E. Fulton


There is little information on national estimates for participation in types of aerobic activities among U.S. adults. Current estimates are important to develop appropriate and effective interventions to promote physical activity and interpret bias for some activities measured with devices.


The percentage of adults participating in specific aerobic activities was estimated overall and by demographic subgroups. The 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System respondents (N = 446,216) reported up to 2 aerobic activities they spent the most time doing during the past month.


Overall, walking (47%) was the most common activity reported and was reported more by women (54%) than men (41%). Participation in most activities declined with increasing age (P < .006). There were a number of differences in participation between race/ethnic subgroups. Participation increased with more education (P for trend < 0.006) for all activities. Participation in most activities was different (P < .002) across BMI subgroups.


Walking is the most common activity, overall and among most subgroups. Other activity profiles differ by demographic subgroup. Physical activity promotion strategies that focus on identifying and addressing personal and environmental barriers and understanding demographic subgroup differences could lead to more tailored interventions and public health programs.

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Dimitrios Poulimeneas, Maria I. Maraki, Eleni Karfopoulou, Yannis Koutras, Stavrie Chrysostomou, Costas A. Anastasiou, Stavros A. Kavouras and Mary Yannakoulia

high reliability and validity. 15 , 30 In conclusion, men and women maintainers attained a more active lifestyle than their same-sex regainers, which involved more walking for both sexes and more vigorous activities for men. Our results indicate that activity profiles across maintenance status do not

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Kelsie M. Full, Eileen Johnson, Michelle Takemoto, Sheri J. Hartman, Jacqueline Kerr, Loki Natarajan, Ruth E. Patterson and Dorothy D. Sears

lower values of insulin, HOMA-IR, and glucose, and higher values of SHBG. This research adds to the accumulating evidence that suggests that increasing minutes of daily MVPA may have a beneficial effect on cancer recurrence biomarkers. The results of our study provide insight on the daytime activity

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Mette Rørth, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Prue Cormie, John L. Oliffe and Julie Midtgaard

.1177/089124397011001005 Uth , J. , Hornstrup , T. , Christensen , J.F. , Christensen , K.B. , Jorgensen , N.R. , Helge , E.W. , . . . Krustrup , P. ( 2016 ). Football training in men with prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: activity profile and short-term skeletal and postural balance

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Kathryn L. Weston, Nicoleta Pasecinic and Laura Basterfield

, Stephenson A , Sandercock GR . Physical activity profiles and selected muscular fitness variables in English schoolchildren: a north–south divide? Euro J Sport Sci . 2016 ; 16 ( 8 ): 1187 – 96 . doi:10.1080/17461391.2016.1183714 10.1080/17461391.2016.1183714 24. Janz KF , Dawson JD , Mahoney

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Jocelyn F. Hafer and Katherine A. Boyer

24; IBM, Armonk, NY). Because we controlled for joint velocity but not joint position in our analysis, we also reported knee angles at gait and strength testing points of interest for descriptive comparison. Results Participant characteristics, walking speeds, and activity profiles are reported in