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  1. Middle-Aged Women's Preferred Theory-Based Features in Mobile Physical Activity Applications.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(7):1379 (2014) PMID 24368818

    The purpose of this study was to describe which theory-based behavioral and technological features middle-aged women prefer to be included in a mobile application designed to help them adopt and maintain regular physical activity (PA). Women aged 30 to 64 years (N = 120) completed an online survey m...
  2. Cognitive function during low-intensity walking: a test of the treadmill workstation.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(4):752 (2014) PMID 23492940

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of walking at self-selected speed on an active workstation on cognitive performance. Sixty-six participants (n = 27 males, 39 females; mean age = 21.06 ± 1.6 years) completed a treadmill-desk walking and a seated control condition, separated by 48...
  3. 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11 Suppl 1:S1 (2014) PMID 25426904

  4. Screen time and physical activity in youth: thief of time or lifestyle choice?

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 9(7):977 (2012) PMID 22971889

    We studied a cross-sectional sample of 6176 10.0-15.9 year olds (53% boys, 12.9 ± 1.5 years) who completed the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Children/Adolescents and reported daily screen time. Differences in total PA and specific elements of PA were examined between groups reporting: < 2 h,...
  5. Validation and comparison of 3 accelerometers for measuring physical activity intensity during nonlocomotive activities and locomotive movem...

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 9(7):935 (2012) PMID 22206996

    We conclude that there were significant differences for most activities in three accelerometers. However, the AT, which uses separate equations for nonlocomotive and locomotive activities, was more accurate for nonlocomotive activities than the LC....
  6. Barriers and enablers to physical activity among older australians who want to increase their physical activity levels.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(7):1420 (2014) PMID 24368328

    Physical activity interventions targeting older adults are optimized if barriers and enablers are better understood. This study identified barriers and enablers of physical activity and examined whether these were associated with meeting physical activity recommendations. 2225 adults aged 65 years a...
  7. Resistance training during pregnancy and perinatal outcomes.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(6):1141 (2014) PMID 23962890

    Our results suggest that women can safely engage in aerobic exercise and resistance training for muscular endurance 3 days/week for 30 minutes throughout gestation....
  8. Associations between behavior regulation, competence, physical activity, and health for adolescent females.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(2):410 (2014) PMID 23416517

    This study investigated the association between the different types of behavior regulation and competence on sport and physical activity (PA) and perceived health, and the influence of school year level (ie, year 7 and year 11) and setting (ie, metropolitan and rural) on these relationships. A cross...
  9. Evaluating the youth physical activity promotion model among portuguese elementary schoolchildren.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(8):1159 (2013) PMID 24296561

    The adapted version of YPAP model was useful in explaining PA participation in elementary Portuguese schoolchildren. Intervention programs intended to enhance attraction to PA, perceived physical competence and favorable parental influence should be developed to promote children's PA participation....
  10. Effects of treatment differences on psychosocial predictors of exercise and improved eating in obese, middle-age adults.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(7):1024 (2013) PMID 24051535

    Cognitive-behavioral methods for improved eating paired with behavioral support of exercise may improve weight loss through effects on the psychosocial factors of self-regulation, self-efficacy, and overall mood more than when standard nutrition education is incorporated....