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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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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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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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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

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David R. Paul, Ryan McGrath, Chantal A. Vella, Matthew Kramer, David J. Baer and Alanna J. Moshfegh

The significance of the relationship between physical activity and health has been well documented 1 – 4 and has led to the development of public health efforts to increase physical activity, moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in particular. 5 Similarly, considerable efforts have been

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Ayse Meydanlioglu and Ayse Ergun

overweight children increased from 4.2% in 2013 to 14.6% in 2016 in Turkey. 6 In recent years, the decrease in participation in physical activities has also become an important problem in addition to the obesity among children. 7 , 8 In Turkey, according to the data of the “Turkey Nutrition and Health

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Sofiya Alhassan, Christine W. St. Laurent, Sarah Burkart, Cory J. Greever and Matthew N. Ahmadi

Obesity-related health behaviors (ORHBs) have been identified as risk factors for increased unhealthy weight gain in preschoolers (2.9–5 y). 1 – 3 ORHBs include low physical activity (PA), obesogenic dietary intake patterns (lower fruit and vegetable consumption, greater consumption of energy

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Patrick Abi Nader, Evan Hilberg, John M. Schuna, Deborah H. John and Katherine B. Gunter

Few elementary school-aged children (6–11 y old) accumulate the daily recommended levels of physical activity (PA). 1 The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents aged 6–17 years do at least 60 minutes of mostly moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA) daily. 2 The