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Tiago V. Barreira, Stephanie T. Broyles, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Mikael Fogelholm, Gang Hu, Rebecca Kuriyan, Estelle V. Lambert, Carol A. Maher, José A. Maia, Timothy Olds, Vincent Onywera, Olga L. Sarmiento, Martyn Standage, Mark S. Tremblay, Peter T. Katzmarzyk and for the ISCOLE Research Group

consequences with respect to lifestyle behaviors, such as decreases in physical activity 4 and increases in the consumption of “Western”-style diets. 5 For example, using cross-sectional data, it was previously reported that among children, obesity prevalence, body fat percentage, and body mass index z

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Levi Frehlich, Christine Friedenreich, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Jasper Schipperijn and Gavin R. McCormack

Evidence regarding the role of neighborhood built characteristics in supporting physical activity continues to accumulate ( Barnett et al., 2017 ; Wasfi, Steinmetz-Wood, & Kestens, 2017 ) and inform urban planning and policy ( Calise, Heeren, DeJong, Dumith, & Kohl, 2013 ; Kärmeniemi, Lankila

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Gregory J. Welk

Accurate estimates of physical activity are needed to advance research in many areas of kinesiology, as well as for a range of public health applications. While considerable progress has been made in methods over the years, each stride forward seems to come with a few half-steps backward. The

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Lia Grego Muniz de Araújo, Bruna Camilo Turi, Bruna Locci, Camila Angélica Asahi Mesquita, Natália Bonicontro Fonsati and Henrique Luiz Monteiro

arrival of new technological options replaced traditional activities involving physical effort, supporting the sedentary lifestyle. 3 , 4 The time spent in sedentary activities, such as television (TV), video games, computers, and cell phones, is considered a public health problem because of its

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Sharon E. Taverno Ross

This paper provides an overview of the growing U.S. Latino population, the obesity disparity experienced by this population, and the role of parents and physical activity in promoting a healthy weight status in Latino preschool children. The main portion of this paper reviews seven intervention

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Jeremy A. Steeves, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Rachel A. Murphy, George A. King, Eugene C. Fitzhugh, David R. Bassett, Dane Van Domelen, John M. Schuna Jr and Tamara B. Harris

Regular participation in physical activity (PA) lowers the risk of many diseases, 1 – 3 while large amounts of sedentary time (4 or more hours of TV per day), specifically sitting, have been associated with increased risk for many negative health outcomes. 4 , 5 Considering 30% of US adults in

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Thomas A. Perks

Commonsense understandings of physical activity would have us believe that as we age, we become progressively less physically active perhaps due to a number of life factors, such as leaving school, starting or maintaining a career, becoming a parent, or declines in health. In addition, the

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Tina Smith, Sue Reeves, Lewis G. Halsey, Jörg Huber and Jin Luo

decrease in physical activity has been shown to have an inverse relationship with body mass. 3 , 4 Furthermore, obese people who undertake more physical activity have been shown to be metabolically healthier than their less active counterparts. 5 , 6 It is still unclear as to the effects of being

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Matthew R. Nagy, Molly P. O’Sullivan, Shannon S. Block, Trevor R. Tooley, Leah E. Robinson, Natalie Colabianchi and Rebecca E. Hasson

Despite the known benefits of physical activity, less than 50% of children in the United States meet the national physical activity recommendations of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. 1 Overweight/obese (OW/OB) children fare even worse with only 20%–40% meeting the

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Shannon S.C. Herrick and Lindsay R. Duncan

; Fredriksen-Goldsen, Kim, & Barkan, 2011 ; Institute of Medicine Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2011 ). Many of the chronic diseases being diagnosed differentially across LGBTQ+ communities can be prevented or mitigated through regular engagement with physical activity. However