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Hamid Najafipour, Masoomeh Kahnooji, Mohammad Reza Baneshi, Mahboobeh Yeganeh, Milad Ahmadi Gohari, Mitra Shadkam Farokhi and Ali Mirzazadeh

According to the World Health Organization report, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) account for almost 30% of overall deaths all around the world. 1 About 80% of deaths in developing countries are a result of CVDs, which occur mostly due to change of lifestyle, increase of urbanism, and lack of

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Yongwoo Lee, Wonjae Choi, Kyeongjin Lee, Changho Song and Seungwon Lee

more than 65 years is increasing more rapidly compared with other developed countries; the percentage of adults in Korea aged older than 65 years was 5.1% in 1990 and 11% in 2010 and is projected to be 37.4% in 2050 ( Seo, 2009 ). These days, a high quality of life as well as longevity is considered

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André Luiz Galvim, Isabela Martins Oliveira, Tatiane Vieira Martins, Leonardo Moreira Vieira, Natália Caroline Cerri, Natália Oiring de Castro Cezar, Renata Valle Pedroso and Grace Angélica de Oliveira Gomes

intervention process, and to contribute to the management of the health service. We couldn’t find other Brazilian studies to compare with the data of this study. This is probably because PA intervention monitoring is still very recent in Brazil compared with developed countries such as the United States. 35

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

, Schöppe S . The Health Benefits of Physical Activity in Developing Countries . Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization ; 2005 . 2. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (PAGAC) . Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report . Washington, DC : Department of Health and

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A. Stefanie Mikolaizak, Jochen Klenk, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Michael D. Denkinger, Kilian Rapp and for the ActiFE Study Group

. Musgrove (Eds.), Disease control priorities in developing countries . Washington, DC : World Bank . World Health Organization . ( 2002 ). Active ageing: A policy framework . Retrieved from World Health Organization website: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/67215/1/WHO_NMH_NPH_02.8.pdf . World

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Kasper Salin, Mikko Huhtiniemi, Anthony Watt, Harto Hakonen and Timo Jaakkola

Research has detailed that insufficient levels of physical activity (PA) and excessive levels of sedentary time (ST) have become a major concern in developed countries. 1 , 2 As a result of insufficient PA and excessive calorie intake, the obesity epidemic among children has become a crucial major

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Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs, James F. Sallis, Justine Nabanoba, David Basangwa, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Sandra S. Kasoma, Marc De Hert, Inez Myin-Germeys and James Mugisha

-reported sitting time in patients with schizophrenia: a pilot study . Psychiatry Res . 2014 ; 215 ( 1 ): 33 – 38 . PubMed ID: 24295763 doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2013.11.011 24295763 10.1016/j.psychres.2013.11.011 30. Day K . Physical environment correlates of physical activity in developing countries: a review

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Trent J. Herda, Philip M. Gallagher, Jonathan D. Miller, Matthew P. Bubak and Mandy E. Parra

. Ultrasound Med Biol . 2009 ; 35 ( 3 ): 443 – 6 . PubMed ID: 19081667 doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2008.09.016 19081667 37. Popkin BM , Adair LS , Ng SW . Global nutrition transition and the pandemic of obesity in developing countries . Nutr Rev . 2012 ; 70 ( 1 ): 3 – 21 . PubMed ID: 22221213

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Ellen Freiberger, Elisabeth Rydwik, Astrid Chorus, Erwin Tak, Christophe Delecluse, Federico Schena, Nina Waaler, Bob Laventure and Nico van Meeteren

multiple approaches and strategies. Challenge: A Shift of Focus on Health and Functioning Alongside these developments, functioning (as conceptualized by WHO 2002 ; Heerkens et al., 2017 )—besides health—has, in recent years, become all the more important in Western and developing countries. This focus

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Peng Zhang, Jung Eun Lee, David F. Stodden and Zan Gao

among children in both developed and developing countries. 17 , 19 Despite increasing empirical evidence concerning time segment differences in children’s PA during weekdays and weekends, correlates and determines of PA in children have not been explored adequately. For example, data focused on