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Hannah G. Calvert, Matthew T. Mahar, Brian Flay and Lindsey Turner

health-enhancing physical activity (PA). 2 , 3 Research has shown that school-based PA interventions are effective for improving health outcomes and also for improving educationally relevant behavioral outcomes such as time on task 4 – 6 and academic achievement. 7 , 8 To experience optimal health

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Guy El Hajj Boutros, José A. Morais and Antony D. Karelis

people to adopt healthy and active lifestyles and prevent many of the deleterious effects of aging. Healthy Aging and Physical Activity Physical activity appears to be an important lifestyle habit in order to achieve healthy aging by promoting independence and increasing the quality of life of older

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Alex V. Rowlands

How active someone is can appear to simply be a matter of personal choice but reflects both external (eg, is there a park nearby?) and biological (eg, how old are they?) determinants. Exploring the extent to which external and biological factors determine physical activity, and how flexible an

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Timothy J. Walker, Jessica M. Tullar, Pamela M. Diamond, Harold W. Kohl III and Benjamin C. Amick III

Given the economic impact of poor health among employees, employers are investing money and resources in worksite health promotion programs. 1 Physical activity is a primary focus of worksite health promotion due to the associated health benefits. Physical activity has been shown to prevent and

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Danielle Peers

ethically be fixed ( Hobbs & Rice, 2013 ). In short, “The Heterosexual Questionnaire” was an axiological intervention. In this article, I am attempting to make a similar axiological intervention within the context of adapted physical activity (APA): one that renders noticeable the tacit values, and ethical

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Alan L. Smith

Defined as any bodily movement generated by skeletal muscles that produces energy expenditure ( Caspersen, Powell, & Christenson, 1985 ), physical activity is inherently constrained to the individual mover. Yet, physical activity is a behavior that is socially and culturally embedded. Full

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Areeya Jirathananuwat and Krit Pongpirul

Despite the importance of physical activity (PA), approximately one-fourth of adults were not active enough. 1 The drop in PA is partly due to inactivity during leisure time and sitting behavior on the job and at home. Hence, the World Health Organization has agreed to set policies that aimed to

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Pamela K. Samra, Amanda L. Rebar, Lynne Parkinson, Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen, Stephanie Schoeppe, Deborah Power, Anthony Schneiders, Corneel Vandelanotte and Stephanie Alley

Increasing physical activity is important for improving both health and quality of life for older adults (65 years and older; Broekhuizen et al., 2016 ; Lee et al., 2012 ). Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of chronic disease, falls, depression, and dementia in older adults ( Ahlskog

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Hayley Guiney, Michael Keall and Liana Machado

The world’s aging population has stimulated the need to investigate ‘everyday’ activities that can prolong independence and reduce the impact of aging on health systems and people’s quality of life ( World Health Organization, 2015 ). One example is physical activity, for which the benefits for

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Nicholas W. Baumgartner, Anne M. Walk, Caitlyn G. Edwards, Alicia R. Covello, Morgan R. Chojnacki, Ginger E. Reeser, Andrew M. Taylor, Hannah D. Holscher and Naiman A. Khan

There is a growing public health burden of physical inactivity across the globe. 1 Daily life is characterized by decreased opportunities for physical activity along with the abundant supply of energy-dense and nutritionally poor foods. This is particularly evident in western societies, such as