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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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Yang Bai, Kelly Allums-Featherston, Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, Gregory J. Welk and Norma Candelaria

behaviors. A promising model for understanding youth physical activity (PA) behavior is the Youth Physical Activity Promotion model proposed by Welk ( 40 ). According to this model, youth behavior is determined by independent and interacting psychosocial influences from enabling factors (eg, fitness, skills

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Alison Griffin, Tim Roselli and Susan L. Clemens

It is widely accepted that achieving sufficient levels of physical activity (PA) is important for good health and that insufficient PA contributes significantly to the overall burden of disease and healthcare costs. The World Health Organization Global Action Plan on PA states that “. . . regular

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Roger J. Paxton, Jeri E. Forster, Matthew J. Miller, Kristine L. Gerron, Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley and Cory L. Christiansen

than 3 million per year projected by 2030 ( Kurtz et al., 2007 ). TKA reliably reduces pain and improves self-reported functional performance postoperatively ( Bruun-Olsen, Heiberg, Wahl, & Mengshoel, 2013 ), yet physical activity levels are not typically increased after TKA ( Brandes, Ringling, Winter

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Nancy W. Glynn, Alexa J. Meinhardt, Kelsea R. LaSorda, Jessica L. Graves, Theresa Gmelin, Allison M. Gerger, Paolo Caserotti and Robert M. Boudreau

Physical activity plays an important role in the prevention or delay of the disablement process caused by aging ( Pahor et al., 2014 ). Higher activity levels are inversely related to risk of disability and death ( Brach, Kriska, Glynn, & Newman, 2008 ; Manini et al., 2017 ; Mankowski et

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Florian Herbolsheimer, Stephanie Mosler, Richard Peter and the ActiFE Ulm Study Group

determinants of mortality showed that the effects of social isolation were comparable with those of smoking and even exceed other well-known risk factors for mortality ( Holt-Lunstad, Smith, & Layton, 2010 ). Physical activity might be one factor that mediates the relationship between social isolation and

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Jordana Salma, Allyson Jones, Savera Aziz Ali, Bukola Salami and Shelby Yamamoto

, Kobayashi, & Khamisa, 2013 ; Newbold & Filice, 2006 ). In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to maximize functional ability to endorse aging in place and includes calls for further research on diverse populations ( Beard et al., 2016 ). Physical activity guidelines recommend at least 150

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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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Kavita A. Gavand, Kelli L. Cain, Terry L. Conway, Brian E. Saelens, Lawrence D. Frank, Jacqueline Kerr, Karen Glanz and James F. Sallis

In adolescents, regular physical activity (PA) helps to improve body composition, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, metabolic health biomarkers, bone health, and mental health. 1 It is recommended that youth participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for at least 60 minutes

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Dietrich Rothenbacher, Dhayana Dallmeier, Michael D. Denkinger, Bernhard O. Boehm, Wolfgang Koenig, Jochen Klenk and ActiFE Study Group

individuals are relatively stable throughout the day and independent of meals ( Winters et al., 2014 ). SHBG produced in hepatocytes and production is controlled by endocrine as well as metabolic factors. Physical activity (PA) is an important determinant of health. Strong evidence exists that physically