Journal of Physical Activity and Health
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Sedentary and active: self-reported sitting time among marathon and half-marathon participants.
These results suggest that recreational distance runners are simultaneously highly sedentary and highly active, supporting independence of sedentary behaviors and moderate- to vigorous-intensity PA. This population may provide the characteristics needed to study the joint effects of active and seden...
An exploratory study of seasonality and preschoolers' physical activity engagement.
While there is an emerging body of literature showing variations in physical activity between seasons, further investigation is needed to better understand this association in preschool-age children. This study was designed to examine seasonal variation from fall to winter in physical activity among...
Evaluating the awareness, access, and use of the State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010.
The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010 (SIRPA) and accompanying resources provide information for practitioners to promote physical activity. This study evaluated awareness, access, and use of materials among physical activity practitioners. A Web-based survey assessed awareness, acce...
How can mass participation physical activity events engage low-active people? A qualitative study.
Regular, moderate physical activity reduces the risk of mortality and morbidity; however increasing the physical activity levels of less active people is a public health challenge. This study explores the potential of mass participation physical activity events to engage less active people, through...
Physical activity and physical function in older adults with knee osteoarthritis.
To assess correlates of physical activity, and to examine the relationship between physical activity and physical functioning, in 160 older (66 ± 6 years old), overweight/obese (mean body mass index = 33.5 ± 3.8 kg/m2), sedentary (less than 30 mins of activity, 3 days a week) individuals with knee o...
Neighborhood walkability and walking behavior: the moderating role of action orientation.
In promoting physical activity, it is important to gain insight into environmental factors that facilitate or hinder physical activity and factors that may influence this environment-behavior relationship. As the personality factor of action orientation reflects an individual's capacity to regulate...
Motivations for adolescent participation in leisure-time physical activity: international differences.
Although there are substantial international differences in adolescent physical activity (PA), cross-country motivational differences have received limited attention, perhaps due to the lack of measures applicable internationally. Identical self-report measures assessing PA and motivations for PA we...
Pilot randomized controlled trial: elastic-resistance-training and lifestyle-activity intervention for sedentary older adults.
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and feasibility of a resistance-training (RT) and lifestyle-activity program for sedentary older adults. Eligible participants (N = 44) were randomized to an 8-wk intervention or a control group. The primary outcome was lower body muscle strength,...
Perspectives and experiences related to physical activity of elders in long-term-care settings.
This qualitative study investigated individual and situational factors influencing physical activity (PA) practices of elders in residential-care/assisted-living (RC/AL) communities. This article describes the results of focus-group interviews involving 47 residents across 6 RC/AL settings. Thematic...
Assessing physical activity in Muslim women of South Asian origin.
We assessed the quality of data on physical activity obtained by recall from Muslim women of South Asian origin, and the feasibility of using accelerometer-based physical activity monitors to provide more objective measures of physical activity in this group. In this largely qualitative study, 22 Br...