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Johanna Popp, Nanna Notthoff and Lisa Marie Warner

The beneficial effect of physical activity on health applies to people of all age groups ( Kyu et al., 2016 ). Nevertheless, the number of people older than 65 years of age in Germany who achieve the recommended exercise amount of 2.5 hr/week is rather low, at only 26.6% of women and 33.5% of men

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Deise J.A. Faleiro, Enaiane C. Menezes, Eduardo Capeletto, Felipe Fank, Rafaela M. Porto and Giovana Z. Mazo

Physical activity has been widely studied and discussed, but gaps exist in the knowledge about their association with urinary incontinence. With respect to physical activity, studies have shown that it acts in a bidirectional manner, exerting either a preventive or a aggravating effect on urinary

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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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Yuko Hashimoto, Ko Matsudaira, Susumu S. Sawada, Yuko Gando, Ryoko Kawakami, Chihiro Kinugawa, Takashi Okamoto, Koji Tsukamoto, Motohiko Miyachi, Hisashi Naito and Steven N. Blair

report has indicated that either low back pain or neck pain is the leading contributor to productivity loss. 5 Therefore, clarifying the current status of low back pain among workers is an important task to improve health and productivity in this population. Daily physical activity has been reported to

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Eduardo L. Caputo, Paulo H. Ferreira, Manuela L. Ferreira, Andréa D. Bertoldi, Marlos R. Domingues, Debra Shirley and Marcelo C. Silva

Physical activity offers significant benefits in the prevention of health complications that are commonly related to pregnancy, such as excessive body weight gain and diabetes. 1 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that, during pregnancy, women should engage

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Landon Lempke, Abbis Jaffri and Nicholas Erdman

is necessary to prevent a protracted recovery. 1 For the past several decades, physical rest has been prescribed as a mainstay for SRC management. 1 More recently, rest has been divided into cognitive and physical components. Cognitive rest may include restricting daily living activities, such as

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Michelle E. Jordan, Kent Lorenz, Michalis Stylianou and Pamela Hodges Kulinna

Physical activity (PA) guidelines for children and adolescents highlight the need for PA and knowledge for developing healthy lifestyles ( USDHHS, 2008 ; WHO, 2010 ). However, a large proportion of American youth is not meeting the PA guidelines ( National PA Plan Alliance, 2014 ) and is lacking

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Giovanni Mario Pes, Maria Pina Dore, Alessandra Errigo and Michel Poulain

Human longevity is a multifaceted trait likely due to numerous interacting causes ( Christensen & Vaupel, 1996 ). Among the modifiable factors that have been associated with longer survival, persistent physical activity plays an important role ( Lissner, Bengtsson, Björkelund, & Wedel, 1996

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María Hernández, Fabrício Zambom-Ferraresi, Pilar Cebollero, Javier Hueto, José Antonio Cascante and María M. Antón

Recently, several studies have observed that reduced levels of physical activity are associated with an increased risk of mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ( García-Aymerich, Lange, Benet, Schnohr, & Antó, 2006 ; Pitta et al., 2005 ; Troosters et al., 2010

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Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Wendy J. Brown, Tina L. Skinner and G.M.E.E. (Geeske) Peeters

Most subjective and objective methods for measuring physical activity depend to some extent on the use of metabolic equivalent (MET) values. These MET values are used to account for the intensity of different activities when estimating total energy expenditure (EE) during a period, or to classify