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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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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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Peter T. Katzmarzyk and Caitlin Mason

Physical activity is important for the prevention of chronic disease morbidity and mortality, and the lack of adequate levels of physical activity represents a growing public health burden around the world. The purpose of this report is to introduce the concept of the “Physical Activity Transition” and to explore the potential effects that declining physical activity levels may play on health and life expectancy as countries undergo economic and demographic changes. Physical activity is related to mortality rates in humans, and the available evidence suggests that the adoption of a lifestyle characterized by lower levels of physical activity will attenuate the expected gains in life expectancy associated with the epidemiological transition. Advances in the measurement of physical activity at work, in the home, for transport, and in leisure time in a wide variety of populations will be integral to advancing the current understanding of how macro-level factors shape physical activity patterns and patterns of morbidity and mortality.

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Esra Uzelpasaci, Türkan Akbayrak, Serap Özgül, Ceren Orhan, Emine Baran, Gülbala Nakip, Sinan Beksac and Semra Topuz

Physical activity is a very important and complex behavior that plays a role in the development of health and prevention of diseases. 1 Physical activity starting before pregnancy and continuing during pregnancy has a positive effect on the additional metabolic stress caused by pregnancy, while it

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Dimitrios Poulimeneas, Maria I. Maraki, Eleni Karfopoulou, Yannis Koutras, Stavrie Chrysostomou, Costas A. Anastasiou, Stavros A. Kavouras and Mary Yannakoulia

Recent guidelines strongly recommend high levels of physical activity for retaining weight loss and mitigating weight regain. 1 , 2 Existing evidence suggests that successful postdieters more or less abide by this guidance: maintainers exercise for 30 to 60 minutes per day 3 , 4 and engage in

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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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Lukas K. Gaffney, Oscar D. Lozano, Adriana Almanza, Nubia Ruiz, Alejandro Mantero and Mark Stoutenberg

Physical inactivity is gaining increasing recognition as an international public health dilemma. According to the most recent estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), 31% of the world’s population is not meeting the minimum recommendations for physical activity. 1 Physical inactivity is