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Katrina L. Piercy, Frances Bevington, Alison Vaux-Bjerke, Sandra Williams Hilfiker, Sean Arayasirikul and Elizabeth Y. Barnett

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (the guidelines) outlines recommendations for the amount and types of physical activity necessary for good health based on the current scientific evidence. It includes specific physical activity dosages for youth and adults and additional

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Mirko Brandes, Berit Steenbock and Norman Wirsik

To effectively estimate energy expenditure (EE) of physical activity in children, Ridley et al 1 developed the Compendium of Energy Expenditure for Youth (CEEY). The compendium designates metabolic equivalents (METs) to a broad compilation of everyday activities performed by youth. METs are

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David A. Ferrer and Rebecca Ellis

Living a physically active lifestyle is recommended for people of all ages. Participation in regular physical activity is associated with the reduction of chronic diseases such as breast and colon cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, depression, and obesity. 1

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Vera K. Tsenkova, Chioun Lee and Jennifer Morozink Boylan

of indicators across the life course, consistently predicts higher risk for prediabetes and diabetes. 3 – 9 Therefore, understanding the pathways to diabetes in disadvantaged groups assumes increasing importance. Physical activity is a critical cornerstone of diabetes prevention and management

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Steve Amireault, John M. Baier and Jonathan R. Spencer

Physical activity is one of the most effective strategies to promote healthy aging. Regular engagement in physical activity is associated with reduced risk of falls and chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, breast and colon cancers); heightened mitigation

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Casey Mace Firebaugh, Simon Moyes, Santosh Jatrana, Anna Rolleston and Ngaire Kerse

Among older people, regular physical activity is associated with a variety of physical and mental health benefits, including reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes, reduced risk of some cancers, reduced loss of bone mineral density and osteoporosis, and

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Deirdre Dlugonski, Katrina Drowatzky DuBose and Patrick Rider

Physical activity has well-documented health benefits across the lifespan from young childhood 1 through adulthood. 2 To achieve these benefits, a consensus of several sets of guidelines indicates that young children (aged 2–5 y) should engage in at least 180 minutes of light, moderate, or

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Matthew O. Fullmer, Carol Wilkinson, Keven A. Prusak, Dennis Eggett and Todd Pennington

Due, in part, to leisure-time inactivity, obesity and related chronic health issues effect the lives of many adolescents in the United States ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015a ; Currie et al., 2012 ). Participating regularly in physical activity is a key factor in maintaining

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Natalie M. Golaszewski and John B. Bartholomew

Physical activity leads to psychological and physiological benefits such as improvements in mental and cardiometabolic health ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018 ). According to the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, being physically active for 150–300 min at a moderate

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Pedro J. Teixeira, Adilson Marques, Carla Lopes, Luís B. Sardinha and Jorge A. Mota

The health benefits of physical activity are recognized and well documented. 1 Physical activity reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, 2 diabetes, 3 obesity, 4 and certain cancers. 5 Physical activity improves muscular strength, 6 contributes to the prevention of osteoporosis, 7 , 8 is