There is a large body of evidence supporting the essential role of regular physical activity (PA) and exercise for the maintenance of good health and well-being. 1 Although most university students are aware of the benefits of PA and structured exercise, previous literature demonstrates that the
Aysha M. Thomas, Kayleigh M. Beaudry, Kimbereley L. Gammage, Panagiota Klentrou and Andrea R. Josse
Amy A. Eyler, Aaron Hipp, Cheryl Ann Valko, Ramya Ramadas and Marissa Zwald
Decades of research show the health benefits of physical activity (PA), 1 yet over half of American adults are not physically active enough to achieve these benefits, and rates have shown little improvement over the past decade. 2 Almost 24% of adults report no leisure-time PA at all. 3 In
Matthew Pearce, Tom R.P. Bishop, Stephen Sharp, Kate Westgate, Michelle Venables, Nicholas J. Wareham and Søren Brage
.g., physical activity, energy intake, body fat percentage, etc.) in order to achieve compatibility when methods vary between studies or study phases ( Granda & Blasczyk, 2011 ). The process does not strictly require that precisely the same original collection and processing methods are employed in each study ( Fortier
Angela Maria Hoyos-Quintero and Herney Andrés García-Perdomo
Physical activity brings benefits to human health, reducing the risk of suffering from chronic noncommunicable diseases. Its performance depends on both internal and external factors, which has led researchers to emphasize social factors as decisive in human health. As the behaviors acquired in
Karin A. Pfeiffer, Kathleen B. Watson, Robert G. McMurray, David R. Bassett, Nancy F. Butte, Scott E. Crouter, Stephen D. Herrmann, Stewart G. Trost, Barbara E. Ainsworth, Janet E. Fulton, David Berrigan and For the CDC/NCI/NCCOR Research Group
The Compendium of Physical Activities standardized the coding of physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) by activity type and intensity [metabolic equivalents (METs)] for adults ( 2 ). According to the Adult Compendium, an MET is the activity metabolic rate divided by the resting metabolic rate
Alexander H.K. Montoye, John Vusich, John Mitrzyk and Matt Wiersma
Improvements in technology, increased ownership of smartphones, and commercialization of wearable activity monitors has led to increased interest in personal physical activity (PA) assessment in recent years. For example, Fitbit (Fitbit Inc., San Francisco, CA), a leader in the consumer-based PA
Andrea L. Hergenroeder, Bethany Barone Gibbs, Mary P. Kotlarczyk, Subashan Perera, Robert J. Kowalsky and Jennifer S. Brach
Physical activity is an essential part of healthy aging given the widespread, well-documented benefits for older adults ( DiPietro, 2001 ). Despite this, older adults are the least likely group to achieve physical activity recommendations and spend the most time in sedentary behavior ( Seguin et
Anass Arrogi, Astrid Schotte, An Bogaerts, Filip Boen and Jan Seghers
, organizational, and environmental). 1 There is accumulating evidence supporting the effectiveness of workplace physical activity (PA) interventions. 1 – 4 At the intrapersonal level, worksite individualized counseling has been found to be efficacious. 5 More specifically, individualized PA counseling
Anna E. Mathews, Natalie Colabianchi, Brent Hutto, Delores M. Pluto and Steve P. Hooker
The objectives of this study were to assess (1) pedestrian activity levels among adults, (2) where and why adults engage in pedestrian activity, and (3) what adults consider when deciding where to engage in pedestrian activity.
Pedestrian activity was assessed in 12,036 California adults, ≥18 years, using a random digit-dial telephone survey.
Significant differences were identified by race, sex, age, and physical activity level in the type, location, and purpose of pedestrian activities. Men engage in pedestrian activity at work, and women engage in pedestrian activity while escorting children to school and running errands. Whites primarily engage in leisure-time pedestrian activity, and non-whites are more likely to engage in pedestrian activity for transportation. Older adults were less active than their younger counterparts.
These findings should be considered by public health agencies and their partners as they continue to increase and promote opportunities for pedestrian activity. Additional research is needed to assess older adults’ physical activity patterns and preferences, barriers, and facilitators to effectively tailor physical activity promotion efforts to this at-risk group.
Pooja S. Tandon, Tyler Sasser, Erin S. Gonzalez, Kathryn B. Whitlock, Dimitri A. Christakis and Mark A. Stein
behaviors for health. 8 Thus, there is accumulating support for the importance of all components of the movement continuum (sleep, sedentary time, and physical activity [PA]) for obesity, general health, and neurocognitive development. 9 – 11 Physical activity is a modifiable health behavior and associated