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Frances Bevington, Katrina L. Piercy, Kate Olscamp, Sandra W. Hilfiker, Dena G. Fisher and Elizabeth Y. Barnett

Physical activity has been described as a wonder drug—a low-cost, accessible solution with the ability to impact many chronic health conditions and health outcomes. Regular physical activity influences all-cause mortality, brain health, risk of falls, bone health, weight status, and conditions such

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Matthew Nagy, Molly O’Sullivan, Shannon Block and Rebecca E. Hasson

Feeling tired after exercise is a significant barrier to children engaging in physical activity. In a sample of 74 children, Burrows et al 1 observed that a lack of energy following exercise was one of the most frequently reported factors preventing participation in regular physical activity

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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

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T. Nicole Kirk and Justin A. Haegele

The health-related benefits of physical activity have been well-documented. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( 2014 ) has recognized the role of regular physical activity participation in the prevention of lifestyle-related conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and

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Ruth P. Saunders, Rod K. Dishman, Marsha Dowda and Russell R. Pate

Most children and adolescents do not meet the current physical activity (PA) recommendations 1 , 2 despite the well-documented benefits of regular PA. 3 The PA interventions designed to address this public health problem have yielded modest effects. 4 , 5 Interventions are effective only if the

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Philip von Rosen and Maria Hagströmer

Across a 24-hour day, time is disproportionately spent in different movement behaviors, such as sleep, sedentary, or active behaviors, influencing important health outcomes such as self-rated health. 1 – 3 The ability to perform daily activities without limitations, such as time spent in

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Gregory W. Heath and John Bilderback

Recent evidence suggests that policies and environmental approaches that support urban design and land use at the community and street/neighborhood level contributes to physical activity and active living among residents of communities. 1 , 2 However, there is a paucity of studies examining

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Carol M. Vos, Denise M. Saint Arnault, Laura M. Struble, Nancy A. Gallagher and Janet L. Larson

Assisted living (AL) residents engage in very low levels of physical activity (PA) ( Krol-Zielinska, Kusy, Zielinski, & Osinski, 2010 ), and this is a problem. Most activities revolve around participation in self-care, such as bathing and dressing ( Resnick, Galik, Gruber-Baldini, & Zimmerman, 2011

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Aysha M. Thomas, Kayleigh M. Beaudry, Kimbereley L. Gammage, Panagiota Klentrou and Andrea R. Josse

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

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Bethany Alice Jones, Emma Haycraft, Walter Pierre Bouman and Jon Arcelus

Physical activity is defined as any activity (eg, while working, playing, carrying out household chores, and recreational pursuits) that involves muscular–skeletal movement and energy expenditure. 1 In 2010, 23% of adults around the world were not active enough, 1 highlighting that inactivity