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Sheila A. Dugan, Kelly Karavolos, Elizabeth B. Lynch, Chiquia S. Hollings, Francis Fullam, Brittney S. Lange-Maia and Lynda H. Powell

Background:

Physical inactivity in midlife women is associated with increased intra-abdominal adipose tissue development. We describe an innovative multimethod study 1) to better understand barriers to physical activity (PA) and 2) to engage midlife women to product test physical activities and identify local community-based providers and sustainable and fun PA experiences.

Methods:

Formative research on PA barriers from the Chicago site Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) ancillary study of midlife women was used to develop a pilot testing measure. Feasibility, acceptability and sustainability of the PA activities were determined using the measure.

Results:

Desirable locations and/or instructors were identified. The first 2 groups identified, pilot tested, and then ranked activities for their ability to promote sustained PA. The 6 top-ranked were: circuit training, total body fitness, kickboxing, Zumba, Pilates, and pedometer. The final group pilot tested highly ranked PA in 2-week blocks, and ranked pedometer and Zumba in their top 3.

Conclusion:

Consensus was reached regarding activities that could be valuable in promoting sustained PA in midlife women. Choosing convenient sites and popular instructors further facilitates sustainability. Building relationships with key community partners is essential for sustainability. Community-based participant involvement in study design is a critical element in developing a healthy living intervention.

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Kara C. Hamilton, Mark T. Richardson, Shanda McGraw, Teirdre Owens and John C. Higginbotham

interventions, however, have had little effect on overall PA levels, as these interventions rely, not on intrinsic motivation, but on extrinsic motivation guided by external reward or coercion, a strategy that has shown little success in achieving sustainable behavior change. 14 Rather than attempting to

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Davide Ferioli, Andrea Bosio, Johann C. Bilsborough, Antonio La Torre, Michele Tornaghi and Ermanno Rampinini

, respectively. The instantaneous running speed sustained by each player during the COD levels was recorded using a radar device (Stalker ATS; Radar Sales, Minneapolis, MN). Furthermore, actual instantaneous metabolic power was estimated to quantify the actual exercise intensity during each COD level using the

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

free routines offering choice and independence, elements that contribute to sustained engagement, and uninterrupted time that afford quality experiences. 32 Cross-cultural research shows the value of child-initiated play, including the affordance of choice and independence across a range of

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Duane Knudson, Ting Liu, Dan Schmidt and Heather Van Mullem

-campus collaborative opportunities, but he or she may also struggle with an atmosphere that emphasizes teaching over research. As a result, we have had success with retention when hiring junior faculty who demonstrate teaching excellence first and foremost, along with a productive and sustainable research agenda. Thus

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Jared D. Ramer, María E. Santiago-Rodríguez, Catherine L. Davis, David X. Marquez, Stacy L. Frazier and Eduardo E. Bustamante

assigned to the PA program would demonstrate greater improvements on academic outcomes than those assigned to the AC group; (2) group differences favoring the PA program in academic records would sustain in the quarter after program termination; and (3) children assigned to the PA program would exhibit

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Katie Crockett, Saija A. Kontulainen, Jonathan P. Farthing, Philip D. Chilibeck, Brenna Bath, Adam D.G. Baxter-Jones and Catherine M. Arnold

identified as a marker of osteoporosis, and a strong predictor of future fracture (OR 1.5–95% CI 1.2-1.8) ( Kelsey et al., 2005 ; Osteoporosis Canada, 2013 ). With women at a greater risk of sustaining a wrist fracture than men ( Edwards et al., 2006 ; Nguyen, Center, Sambrook, & Eisman, 2001 ), and

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Joerg Teichmann, Rachel Tan, Kim Hébert-Losier, Yeo Wee Kian, Shabana Jalal Din, Ananthi Subramaniam, Dietmar Schmidtbleicher and C. Martyn Beaven

effectiveness of current rehabilitation practices and return-to-play assessments can be questioned as studies report reinjury rates as high as 49%. 4 Only 55% of 94 patients reported to successfully return to preinjury levels of sports participation 1 year postsurgery, 5 and the risk of sustaining an

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Jessica E. Digiacomo, Riann M. Palmieri-Smith, John A. Redman III and Lindsey K. Lepley

concavity (MDC) has also been identified as a risk factor for sustaining a primary ACL injury. 13 , 14 Further, it has been found that combinations of precarious knee geometry measurements, such as a smaller NSI combined with a steeper LPTS or a steeper LPTS combined with a shallower MDC, are even more

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Scott Westfall

turnaround. Until now, sport psychology research pertaining to coaching has mainly focused on leadership, communication, motivation, group dynamics, and creating/sustaining team cultures (e.g.,  Carron & Eys, 2012 ; Chelladurai, 2007 ; Donoso-Morales, Bloom, & Caron, 2017 ; Duda, Balaguer, Jowett