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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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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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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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Karen Tonge, Rachel A. Jones and Anthony D. Okely

High levels of physical activity and low levels of sedentary behavior (SB) are associated with many psychosocial, cognitive, and physical health benefits for children below 5 years of age. 1 It is critical that positive physical activity behaviors develop in early childhood as these behaviors

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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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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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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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Andrea Stewart, Barbara Sternfeld, Brittney S. Lange-Maia, Kelly R. Ylitalo, Alicia Colvin, Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez, Sheila A. Dugan, Robin R. Green and Kelley Pettee Gabriel

Participating in regular, moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) reduces risk of premature mortality, several chronic diseases, and improves bone health and physical and cognitive functioning in older adults ( Arem et al., 2015 ; Marques et al., 2014 ; Piercy et al., 2018 ; U

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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

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Dimitrios Aivazidis, Fotini Venetsanou, Nikolaos Aggeloussis, Vassilios Gourgoulis and Antonis Kambas

A considerable amount of research has established the vital role of children’s participation in physical activity (PA) for the enhancement of various aspects of health. 1 , 2 Among them, sustaining a healthy body weight seems to be of paramount importance, because childhood obesity has reached