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Patrick Abi Nader, Lina Majed, Suzan Sayegh, Ruba Hadla, Cécile Borgi, Zeina Hawa, Lama Mattar, Elie-Jacques Fares, Marie Claire Chamieh, Carla Habib Mourad and Mathieu Bélanger

primary causes of death and disease burden in 2012. 2 Low physical activity (PA) levels and engagement in greater sedentary activities have been used to explain such trends. 1 However, little is known about PA indicators among Lebanese children and youth. This led to the development of Lebanon’s first

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Janet E. Fulton, David M. Buchner, Susan A. Carlson, Deborah Borbely, Kenneth M. Rose, Ann E. O’Connor, Janelle P. Gunn and Ruth Petersen

Heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are leading causes of death in the United States. 1 Nearly half of adults live with a chronic disease. 2 The United States spends more than 80% of health care dollars on people with chronic medical conditions. 2 Physical activity can reduce the risk of

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Baruch Vainshelboim, Zhongming Chen, Ricardo M. Lima and Jonathan Myers

) The Veterans Affairs Computerized Patient Record System was used for capturing cancer outcomes; total cancer incidence and cancer mortality were the primary outcomes. Previous reports have demonstrated that the Veterans Affairs death records are relatively complete compared with those from other

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Kailin C. Parker, Rachel R. Shelton and Rebecca M. Lopez

Clinical Scenario Death from exertional heat stroke (EHS) is preventable if the condition is promptly recognized and the patient is aggressively cooled. 1 , 2 Morbidity and mortality with EHS are often associated with how long a patient with EHS temperature remains above the critical threshold of

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Steven Loy

that our public health colleagues and the public sector look to us for healthier life solutions. Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide, with direct health care–related costs in the hundreds of billions of dollars, in addition to monies associated with many other diseases

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Kingsley K. Akinroye and Ade F. Adeniyi

lifestyle among children and youth. According to the World Health Organisation, 2 two-thirds of premature deaths in adults are associated with childhood conditions and behaviours. Such common behaviours including smoking, heavy episodic drinking and physical inactivity are associated with NCD risks, with

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Taru Manyanga, Nyaradzai E. Munambah, Carol B. Mahachi, Daga Makaza, Tholumusa F. Mlalazi, Vincent Masocha, Paul Makoni, Fortunate Sithole, Bhekuzulu Khumalo, Sipho H. Rutsate and Tonderayi M. Matsungo

Introduction Physical inactivity, the fourth leading cause of death worldwide, 1 and childhood obesity 2 are increasing globally. In low-income countries like Zimbabwe, childhood obesity often co-exists with undernutrition (underweight, wasting, stunting), resulting in an emerging “double burden

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Kenneth E. Powell, Abby C. King, David M. Buchner, Wayne W. Campbell, Loretta DiPietro, Kirk I. Erickson, Charles H. Hillman, John M. Jakicic, Kathleen F. Janz, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, William E. Kraus, Richard F. Macko, David X. Marquez, Anne McTiernan, Russell R. Pate, Linda S. Pescatello and Melicia C. Whitt-Glover

segments of the US population. The public health burden associated with insufficient physical activity is substantial. Many of the most common causes of death, most prevalent chronic conditions, and most expensive medical conditions in the United States are favorably influenced by regular participation in

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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

number of cancer cases and deaths attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors in the United States . CA Cancer J Clin . 2018 ; 68 ( 1 ): 31 – 54 . PubMed ID: 29160902 doi:10.3322/caac.21440 29160902 10.3322/caac.21440 17. Kerr J , Anderson C , Lippman SM . Physical activity, sedentary

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Xiaolin Yang, Irinja Lounassalo, Anna Kankaanpää, Mirja Hirvensalo, Suvi P. Rovio, Asko Tolvanen, Stuart J.H. Biddle, Harri Helajärvi, Sanna H. Palomäki, Kasper Salin, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Olli T. Raitakari and Tuija H. Tammelin

adverse health and behavioral outcomes than other domains of sedentary behavior (eg, using a computer, sitting during transportation, or sitting at work), 4 , 5 and it may even lead to premature deaths during adulthood. 6 On the other hand, evidence shows that regular leisure-time physical activity