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David A. Ferrer and Rebecca Ellis

Living a physically active lifestyle is recommended for people of all ages. Participation in regular physical activity is associated with the reduction of chronic diseases such as breast and colon cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, depression, and obesity. 1

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Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs, Mats Hallgren, Andreas Lundin, James Mugisha and Ai Koyanagi

factors (e.g., somatic health, psychological wellbeing), social context (e.g., wealth and living arrangements), and environmental factors (e.g., urban or rural setting) interact to affect the opportunities for physically active lifestyles. In addition to these variables, we were also interested to measure

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Elin Ekblom-Bak, Örjan Ekblom, Gunnar Andersson, Peter Wallin and Björn Ekblom

physically active lifestyle. 18 In addition, skill development and habits in childhood are of great importance for higher exercise habits in adult life. 19 Hence, the present results indicating that PE class participation alone increases the possibility to be active in adulthood is especially important for

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Carla L. Dellaserra, Noe C. Crespo, Michael Todd, Jennifer Huberty and Sonia Vega-López

 al . The importance of the social environment for physically active lifestyle—results from an international study . Soc Sci Med . 2001 ; 52 ( 1 ): 1 – 10 . doi:10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00116-7 10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00116-7 68. Brownson RC , Boehmer TK , Luke DA . Declining rates of physical

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Maureen R. Weiss, Lindsay E. Kipp, Alison Phillips Reichter, Sarah M. Espinoza and Nicole D. Bolter

), mental health (eg, increased motivation, setting goals), and social health (eg, stronger core of friends). Embracing a physically active lifestyle at a young age is important for maximizing positive and reducing negative health outcomes later in life ( 29 , 32 ). Information about the community impact

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Kenneth E. Powell, Abby C. King, David M. Buchner, Wayne W. Campbell, Loretta DiPietro, Kirk I. Erickson, Charles H. Hillman, John M. Jakicic, Kathleen F. Janz, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, William E. Kraus, Richard F. Macko, David X. Marquez, Anne McTiernan, Russell R. Pate, Linda S. Pescatello and Melicia C. Whitt-Glover

provides an unprecedented opportunity to expand the reach, the tailored “touch,” and the sustained impact of interventions to those who could benefit most. In addition, a large amount of evidence indicates that activity-friendly physical and social environments are associated with more physically active

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Michelle Flemons, Fiona Diffey and Dominic Cunliffe

meaningful framework to enable PSTs to develop their practice for the delivery of effective PE and strive for excellent pedagogical practice. Effective content delivery will ensure that all learners have the opportunity to move toward a physically active lifestyle ( Almond & Whitehead, 2012 ). PETE should

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K. Andrew R. Richards, Kim C. Graber and Amelia Mays Woods

-enhancing physically active lifestyle both in and outside of the gymnasium. Examples of such frameworks that have become particularly important for scholars’ research agendas include self-determination theory ( Deci & Ryan, 2008 ), achievement goal theory ( Maehr & Zusho, 2009 ), occupational socialization theory

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Kara C. Hamilton, Mark T. Richardson, Shanda McGraw, Teirdre Owens and John C. Higginbotham

’s Self-Efficacy Scale was used for the participating children. 40 Beliefs Beliefs about PA behavior include both the perceived/learned benefits in adopting a physically active lifestyle and the perceived/learned barriers that could hinder an active lifestyle. 16 Nine questions that assessed the

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Yubing Wang and Ang Chen

education promote physically active lifestyles? Pediatric Exercise Science, 10, 97 – 109 . doi: 10.1123/pes.10.2.97 DiLorenzo , T.M. , Stucky-Ropp , R.C. , Vander Wal , J.S. , & Gotham , H.J. ( 1998 ). Determinants of exercise among children. II. A longitudinal analysis . Preventive Medicine