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  1. Utilitarian cycling in belgium: a cross-sectional study in a sample of regular cyclists.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(5):884 (2014) PMID 23676351

    For an accurate estimation of health benefits and hazards of utilitarian cycling, a prospective collection of bicycle usage data (exposure) is fundamental. Individual and environmental correlates are necessary to guide health promotion and traffic safety issues. Firstly, this study aims to report on...
  2. Prevalence of regular exercise among Iranian adults: a study in northern Iran.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(4):810 (2014) PMID 23575214

    We examined prevalence of regular exercise in leisure times and some related factors in middle aged men and women in northern Iran. A cross-sectional survey was undertaken on 1425 women and 676 men in 2 main cities in northern Iran. Information on exercise habits was collected using a self-administr...
  3. Local adaptation of the National Physical Activity Plan: creation of the Active Living Plan for a Healthier San Antonio.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(3):470 (2014) PMID 24714333

    Physical inactivity and related health consequences are serious public health threats. Effective strategies to facilitate and support active-living opportunities must be implemented at national, state, and local levels. San Antonio, Texas, health department officials launched the Active Living Counc...
  4. Steps that count: the association between the number and intensity of steps accumulated and fitness and health measures.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(1):10 (2014) PMID 23249564

    We aim to examine this relationship. A convenience sample (N = 70, 35 men, 32 ± 8yrs) wore a pedometer (4 days). The pedometer classified steps as "aerobic" (≥ 60 steps/minute, minimum duration of 1 minute) or "non-aerobic" (< 60 steps/minute and/or < 1 minute). Estimated maximal oxygen uptake (VO2m...
  5. Associations between breaks in sedentary time and body size in Pacific mothers and their children: findings from the Pacific Islands Familie...

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(8):1166 (2013) PMID 23220844

    Breaks in sedentary behavior are associated with reduced body size in general populations. This study is the first to consider the relationship between objectively assessed sedentary breaks and body size in Pacific children and their mothers. Pacific children aged 6 years (n = 393) and their mothers...
  6. Patterns of noncompliance in adolescent field-based accelerometer research.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(8):1181 (2013) PMID 23223684

    The primary purpose of this study was to investigate patterns of noncompliance in an adolescent field based accelerometer study. A further purpose was to investigate the effect of a cost efficient strategy (SMS reminder message) on the compliance of adolescents The research carried out in 2010 invol...
  7. Sex-based difference in the perception of exercise and level of physical activity among residents of Karachi City, Pakistan.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(7):1039 (2013) PMID 23136384

    To identify sex-based differences in the perception of benefits and barriers toward exercise and to determine the sex- and age-based differences in the level of physical activity (PA) among adult residents of Karachi. Three hundred adult individuals were included in cross sectional survey conducted...
  8. Evaluation of school transportation patterns and the associated impact on BMI in 2 Midwestern communities.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(5):632 (2013) PMID 23006533

    The decline in active commuting to and from school in the United States is, in part, due to urban design standards and public policies that promote automobile travel and discourage pedestrian activity. The current investigation examines active commuting at neighborhood schools and how it is altered...
  9. Neighborhood walkability and walking behavior: the moderating role of action orientation.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(4):515 (2013) PMID 22975667

    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...
  10. Motivations for adolescent participation in leisure-time physical activity: international differences.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(1):106 (2013) PMID 22394564

    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...