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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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Joey Lightner, Brandon C. Irwin and Matthew Chrisman

health behaviors. 2 Although much is known about the association between social relationships and health over time, little is known about how they impact physical activity over time. Given that physical inactivity accounts for roughly 5.3 million deaths each year, globally, 3 understanding how changes

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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

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Rosenda Murillo, Pooja Agrawal, Sheila Berenji-Jalaei, Elizabeth Vasquez and Sandra Echeverria

Meeting the aerobic physical activity guideline has been linked to positive health outcomes, such as decreased risk of coronary heart disease, colon cancer, and diabetes. 1 However, Latino adults are less likely to meet aerobic physical activity guidelines compared with non-Latino adults. 1 , 2

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

aging. Regular physical activity can delay the morbidity associated with aging and extend the years of active independent living ( Bauman, Merom, Bull, Buchner, & Fiatarone Singh, 2016 ; Rhodes, Janssen, Bredin, Warburton, & Bauman, 2017 ; Taylor, 2014 ). However, adults aged 60 and older represent

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Nicolas Farina and Ruth G. Lowry

The benefits of physical activity are well established, being able to prevent or delay the onset of a variety of chronic diseases ( Singh, 2002 ), as well as improving physical fitness, reducing depression, anxiety, and mortality ( Dunn, Trivedi, & O’Neal, 2001 ; Hupin et al., 2015 ; Warburton

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Eric T. Hyde, John D. Omura, Kathleen B. Watson, Janet E. Fulton and Susan A. Carlson

Engaging in regular physical activity is one of the most important things people of all ages can do to improve their health. 1 , 2 In 2008, the US Department of Health and Human Services released the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (Guidelines) , which contain separate physical

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Elena López-Cañada, José Devís-Devís, Alexandra Valencia-Peris, Sofía Pereira-García, Jorge Fuentes-Miguel and Víctor Pérez-Samaniego

Participation in leisure-time physical activity and sport (PAS) is a current global public health concern due to their short- and long-term biological and psychosocial benefits, and their positive impact on well-being. 1 – 4 All persons and social groups, including sexual and gender minorities

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Jessica Ross and Peter D. MacIntyre

pursuits ( Csikszentmihalyi, 1975 , 2009 ). Flow is a state of consciousness in which individuals are completely absorbed in an activity, formally defined as “the intense experiential involvement in moment-to-moment activity, which can be either physical or mental ” ( Csikszentmihalyi, 2009 , p. 394

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Danae Dinkel, Dipti Dev, Yage Guo, Emily Hulse, Zainab Rida, Ami Sedani and Brian Coyle

Early childhood is a critical time period for developing physical activity behaviors. 1 During this time, ∼74% of all 3- to 6-year-old children in the United States are in some form of nonparental care, and children 3 years old and younger spend an average of 29 hours per week in child care with a