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Patty Freedson

was a member of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee that provided the scientific basis for the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines. In our review of the scientific data, it was clear that physical activity has many health benefits. However, many details of the relationship

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Chiaki Tanaka, Shigeho Tanaka, Shigeru Inoue, Motohiko Miyachi, Koya Suzuki, Takafumi Abe and John J. Reilly

are also strategies and policies in place like the Sport Basic Plan and Health Japan 21 (second term). Physical activity guidelines exist for preschool children, adults, and the elderly. However, national physical activity guidelines for children and adolescents (6-17 years) have not been established

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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

not meet minimum aerobic physical activity guidelines. 6 The United States can reduce chronic disease by increasing physical activity. Low population levels of physical activity have substantial health and societal costs. About 1 in 10 premature deaths can be attributed to physical inactivity

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Heontae Kim and Minsoo Kang

, and (2) determine classification accuracy according to participant characteristics (eg, sex, body mass index [BMI], work type, and meeting physical activity guidelines) in order to support the SBR instrument’s measurement invariance. Methods Participants A total of 30 adults with no physical or

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Kerstin Gerst Emerson and Jennifer Gay

; Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2008 ). Yet older adults frequently engage in less MVPA relative to other age groups ( Troiano et al., 2008 ). However, they may engage in greater amounts of light intensity activity through household and gardening activities ( Cress et al., 2005

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Pamela H. Kulinna, Charles B. Corbin and Hyeonho Yu

physical activity for all Americans 22 with the publication of physical activity guidelines for all ages. It is interesting to note that the guidelines for youth have not been well disseminated, resulting in lack of parental attention to children’s health behaviors 24 ; thus, the importance of an

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Katie J. Thralls and Susan S. Levy

QOL ( McAuley et al., 2006 ; Taylor et al., 2004 ). However, less than 20% of U.S. older adults meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAGA) for both aerobic (150 min/week of moderate intensity) and resistance (2×/week) activity ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2013

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Timothy J. Walker, Jessica M. Tullar, Pamela M. Diamond, Harold W. Kohl III and Benjamin C. Amick III

-strengthening activities, that are also a key part of the physical activity guidelines. 5 Only one known study has included muscle-strengthening physical activity and stretching behavior as variables of interest, with results suggesting no significant association with presenteeism. 19 However, no studies have evaluated

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Jason A. Bennie, Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, Jan Seghers, Stuart J.H. Biddle and Katrien De Cocker

, physical activity guidelines for public health were exclusively based on promoting moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (eg, walking, jogging, cycling). However, over the last decade, muscle-strengthening exercise (MSE; weight/strength training) has been incorporated into public health

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Ricky Camplain, Julie A. Baldwin, Meghan Warren, Carolyn Camplain, Monica R. Lininger and Robert T. Trotter

.1016/0047-2352(95)00063-1 3. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee . Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report . Washington, DC : US Department of Health and Human Services ; 2018 . 4. Trotter RT II , Camplain R , Eaves ER , et al . Health disparities and converging epidemics