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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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