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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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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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Juliessa M. Pavon, Richard J. Sloane, Carl F. Pieper, Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, David Gallagher, Harvey J. Cohen, Katherine S. Hall, Miriam C. Morey, Midori McCarty, Thomas L. Ortel and Susan N. Hastings

-Yaish, Tonkikh, & Sinoff, 2015 ). Some physician activity orders, such as “up ad lib” and “up with assist,” are meant to encourage out of bed activity, but it is unclear whether these translate to actual time out of bed. Brown et al. ( 2009 ), using body worn accelerometers to continuously monitor patient

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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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Zakkoyya H. Lewis, Kyriakos S. Markides, Kenneth J. Ottenbacher and Soham Al Snih

A minimum of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week and muscle-strengthening exercises twice a week is the current public health guideline to maintain and improve health. 1 , 2 Strong evidence exists that shows a dose–response relationship between the volume of physical activity (PA) and

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Chris Hopkins

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a highly prevalent disease among older adults ( Lawrence et al., 2008 ) and one of the leading causes of functional loss and disability ( Cross et al., 2014 ). Physical activity has been deemed crucial to optimal health outcomes, which has led to federal recommendations for

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Shannon S. C. Herrick and Lindsay R. Duncan

, than their heterosexual counterparts. 5 , 7 , 8 Many of these health concerns can be mitigated through physical activity participation; however, LGBTQ+ adults experience unique barriers to physical activity engagement, such as homophobia, exclusion, and discrimination. 9 A recent survey in the United

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Rawan Hashem, Juan P. Rey-López, Mark Hamer, Anne McMunn, Peter H. Whincup, Christopher G. Owen, Alex Rowlands and Emmanuel Stamatakis

Lifestyle in modern industrialized societies is characterized by a pandemic of physical inactivity and the wide use of technology-based sedentary behaviors. For example, in a large survey, 80% of adolescents (13–15 y) were found to not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations [1 h/d of moderate

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Nicolas Farina, Laura J. Hughes, Amber Watts and Ruth G. Lowry

Measuring physical activity is complicated, with trade-offs between the different types of available measures in terms of accuracy, acceptability, and feasibility ( Prince et al., 2008 ; Sylvia, Bernstein, Hubbard, Keating, & Anderson, 2014 ). Physical activity questionnaires have a distinct place

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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