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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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Xavier García-Massó, Adrià Marco-Ahulló, Israel Villarrasa-Sapiña, Julio Álvarez-Pitti and Jose-Luis Bermejo

Overweight and obese children have now become a public health problem both in European countries and in other developed countries ( Ahrens et al., 2014 ). Lobstein et al. ( 2015 ) have shown that in about 30 years in the United States, the body mass of each child has increased by 5 kg on average

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Rafael E.A. Muchaxo, Sonja de Groot, Lucas H.V. van der Woude, Thomas W.J. Janssen and Carla Nooijen

for gender, age, and event distance by adding these to the models. In addition, country socioeconomic development (developed or developing countries) and athlete’s participation (independent or national representation) were also analyzed. Significance level was set at α = .05, and effect sizes were

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Johan Pelssers, Emalie Hurkmans, Jeroen Scheerder, Norbert Vanbeselaere, Steven Vos, Tim Smits and Filip Boen

For decades, life expectancy has increased steadily in developed countries ( World Health Organization, 2006 ). Consequently, the number of older adults will increase accordingly. Aging is associated with higher risks of chronic disorders. Studies have shown that a sufficient level of physical

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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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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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Karen Tonge, Rachel A. Jones and Anthony D. Okely

track into childhood and beyond, providing long-term health benefits. 2 In developed countries, a large proportion of young children attend some type of early childhood education and care (ECEC) center for extended periods. 3 For example, more than half of children in the United States spend an average

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Ruri Famelia, Emi Tsuda, Syahrial Bakhtiar and Jacqueline D. Goodway

A world-wide pediatric obesity epidemic presents a global challenge that will require population-based initiatives involving sustainable, evidence-based programs that can be individually tailored to local conditions. In particular, developing countries such as Indonesia face new challenges and

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Jack Thomas Sugden, Daryl Adair, Nico Schulenkorf and Stephen Frawley

.1177/1012690210366791 10.1177/1012690210366791 Collison , H. , & Marchesseault , D. ( 2016 ). Finding the missing voices of sport for development and peace (SDP): Using a ‘Participatory social interaction research’ methodology and anthropological perspectives within African developing countries . Sport in Society

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Chen Chen and Daniel S. Mason

simultaneously with the diffusion of sport for development and sport for development and peace programs in a variety of contexts worldwide, including developed countries ( Lyras & Welty Peachey, 2011 ; Schulenkorf, Sherry, & Rowe, 2016 ; Schulenkorf & Spaaij, 2016 ; Sherry, Schulenkorf, & Chalip, 2015