Journal of Physical Activity and Health
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Effects of ready for recess, an environmental intervention, on physical activity in third- through sixth-grade children.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Ready for Recess, an elementary school recess intervention targeting staff training (ST) or providing recreational equipment (EQ) separately, and the combination (EQ+ST) on physical activity (PA). Participants were children attending 1...
Strategies for developing and delivering a parental physical activity intervention: answers to the what and how.
We aimed to explore strategies for what to include in and how to best deliver a program designed to increase parental PA. Twelve parents (6 mothers, 6 fathers) of children younger than 5 years participated in focus group discussions exploring strategies for an intervention program designed to increa...
Development and validation of the Online Self-reported Walking and Exercise Questionnaire (OSWEQ).
These results suggest that the OSWEQ is a reliable and valid measure among young/working age adults and could be useful for monitoring PA trends over time....
Prescribed exercise: a prospective study of health-related quality of life and physical fitness among participants in an officially sponsore...
Participants who completed a 3-month prescribed individualized exercise program in groups were followed-up prospectively. The aims were to describe the characteristics of the participants, their health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and physical fitness at baseline, at completion and at 12-month fo...
Associations between compulsory physical activity during military service and activity in later adulthood among male veterans compared with ...
We assessed self-reported and objectively measured PA and sedentary time in the 900 veterans and 2036 nonveterans with valid data from the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Analyses were adjusted for the complex survey design and age, race/ethnicity, education, marital sta...
Quantifying physical activity in physical education via pedometry: a further analysis of steps/min guidelines.
The validity of common pedometer steps/min guidelines for 1st-12th grade physical education physical activity (PA) recommendations (ie, 33% and 50% PA) was investigated. Data sets from previous research, where physical education PA was quantified via pedometry, were combined. Participants (1st-12th...
Physician communication and physical activity among latinas.
Latinos who reported physician assistance to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors reported more LTPA. Providers who assist their patients in obtaining resources to support PA have the potential to increase levels of PA....
Longitudinal change in active and sedentary behavior during the after-school hour.
Relatively little is known regarding after-school behavior. This study examined after-school active and sedentary behaviors among youth participating in the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. An interview guided time-use approach was used to obtain detailed longitudinal information abo...
Comparison of GT3X Accelerometer and YAMAX Pedometer Steps/Day in a Free-Living Sample of Overweight and Obese Adults.
The purpose of this study was to compare steps/day detected by the YAMAX SW-200 pedometer versus the Actigraph GT3X accelerometer in free-living adults. Daily YAMAX and GT3X steps were collected from a sample of 23 overweight and obese participants (78% female; age = 52.6 ± 8.4 yr.; BMI = 31.0 ± 3.7...
County-level effects of green space access on physical activity.
Parks and other forms of green space are among the key environmental supports for recreational physical activity. Measurements of green space access have provided mixed results as to the influence of green space access on physical activity. This cross-sectional study uses a geographical information...