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Jaehun Jung, Willie Leung, Bridgette Marie Schram and Joonkoo Yun

The benefits of engaging in physical activity have been well documented. Physical activity reduces cardiometabolic risk factors, depression ( Bassuk & Manson, 2005 ; Herring, Puetz, O’Connor, & Dishman, 2012 ), and risk of 13 types of cancers ( Moore et al., 2016 ). It also improves blood pressure

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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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Shannon Gadbois, Anne Bowker, Linda Rose-Krasnor and Leanne Findlay

Research on youth participation in extracurricular activities has shown an array of benefits including better academic performance, emotion regulation, initiative, and positive social development (e.g.,  Denault & Poulin, 2016 ; Eccles, Barber, Stone, & Hunt, 2003 ; Hansen, Skorupski, & Arrington

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Angela Devereux-Fitzgerald, Rachael Powell and David P. French

Up to 87% of males and 92% of females aged 65 years and older in England do not meet current guidelines of 150 min of moderate physical activity and two sessions of strength training per week ( Scholes & Mindell, 2013 ). This is despite evidence of multiple physical, psychological, and social

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Rajni Rai, Michelle I. Jongenelis, Ben Jackson, Robert U. Newton and Simone Pettigrew

has become an important priority within health policy ( World Health Organization, 2015 ). Participation in regular physical activity can prevent the onset and progression of age-related chronic diseases and can reduce functional and cognitive decline, thus contributing to healthy aging and improved

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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

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Barbara Resnick, Elizabeth Galik, Marie Boltz, Erin Vigne, Sarah Holmes, Steven Fix and Shijun Zhu

falls, falls also negatively impact mood, engagement in social and physical activity, and overall quality of life, and they can lead to a fear of falling and a subsequent cycle of functional decline ( Tran & Phan, 2018 ; Tuvemo, Martin, Anens, Johansson, & Hellström, 2018 ). The rate of falls varies

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René van Bavel, Gabriele Esposito, Tom Baranowski and Néstor Duch-Brown

Increased levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity (PA) are beneficial for the general population, and therefore, recommended by public health institutions ( Department of Health and Human Services, 2008 ; World Health Organization, 2010 ). However, because getting people to be physically

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Donna L. Goodwin and Amanda Ebert

Physical activity programs for youth extend beyond school-based opportunities (physical education, intramurals, and recess) to encompass family, neighborhood, and community programs ( Beets, Wallner, & Beighle, 2010 ; Kohl & Cook, 2013 ). Community-based after-school programs, those that are not

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Nicole M.S. Belanger and Julie Hicks Patrick

The benefits associated with engaging in physical activity are well known, ranging from an increased sense of well being to a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. 1 Despite these advantages, roughly 36%–53% of college students do not engage in adequate physical