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Sarah G. Sanders, Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, Natalie H. Cole, Alena Kuhlemeier, Grace L. McCauley, M. Lee Van Horn and Alberta S. Kong

Physical activity (PA) is a key component of health that facilitates weight loss and maintenance and decreases the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases. 1 , 2 Adolescent guidelines for PA recommend 60 or more minutes of active time per day, to include mostly

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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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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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E. Kipling Webster, Leah E. Robinson and Danielle D. Wadsworth

Physical activity in early childhood is a critical aspect of healthy development. 1 Evidence has shown that physical activity levels and sedentary behaviors track throughout childhood 2 ; therefore, integrating appropriate physical activity habits at an early age may promote and sustain future

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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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Nathan Hall, Brent Bradford, José da Costa and Daniel B. Robinson

environments (e.g.,  Burdette & Whitaker, 2005 ; Chawla, 2006 ; Gray et al., 2015 ). Within Canada, ParticipACTION ( 2015 ) stressed that increasing the time children spend outdoors is one of the most important actions required for enhancing physical activity levels. Based on these findings, aiming to answer

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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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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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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

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Sheri J. Hartman, Dori Pekmezi, Shira I. Dunsiger and Bess H. Marcus

Study, 10 and the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer—Norfolk Study. 11 Questions remain regarding whether sedentary behaviors are distinct from overall physical activity. In response, some studies examining the association between sedentary behavior and mortality have included physical