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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

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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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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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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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Yannick Lacoste, Kelsey Needham Dancause, Justine Gosselin-Gagne and Tegwen Gadais

A large body of research demonstrates the importance of physical activity (PA) for children. 1 – 3 The World Health Organization recommends that primary school-aged children practice an average of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous PA per day. 4 Despite these recommendations, children’s PA levels

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Kathleen S. Wilson and Kevin S. Spink

juxtaposed with the typically low physical activity levels in adolescents, it is important to understand the factors that contribute to being physically active. Researchers have used numerous theories to understand adolescent physical activity, with one of the more prominent being self-efficacy theory ( 3

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Xiaoyang Shi, Yan Wang, Xiuxiu Huang, Shangshang Gao, Qiaoqin Wan and Shaomei Shang

The benefits of physical activity (PA) on physical, cognitive, and functional levels in older adults have been found in many studies ( Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2009 ; Reiner, Niermann, Jekauc, & Woll, 2013 ; Taylor et al., 2004 ), whereas physical inactivity is associated

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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

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Alyson J. Crozier, Luc J. Martin and Kevin S. Spink

members interact across a range of activities relevant to the group’s task, have history together, and expect future interaction. Adapting this perspective, one could consider various types of groups, with some being inherently groupier than others. Take, for example, the typology advanced by Lickel et

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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