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  1. 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...
  2. 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,...
  3. 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....
  4. Health characteristics and sedentary behavior impact on prostate-specific antigen levels in a national u.s. Sample.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(8):1587 (2014) PMID 24384552

    We examined the interaction of previously known PSA influencing demographic patient characteristics with patient sedentary behavior on PSA levels. Data from the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used. Sedentary behavior was objectively measured using an accelerometer in...
  5. 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....
  6. Who uses exercise as a coping strategy for stress? Results from a national survey of Canadians.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(5):908 (2014) PMID 23493043

    We used data from the Canadian Community Health Survey 1.2, a cross-sectional survey of 36,984 Canadians aged 15 and over, and conducted univariate and logistic regression analyses to address our objectives. 40% of Canadians reported using exercise for coping with stress (ranked 8th overall). These...
  7. Automatic and motivational predictors of children's physical activity: integrating habit, the environment, and the Theory of Planned Behavio...

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(5):999 (2014) PMID 23493307

    Physical activity determinant studies now often include both environmental and sociocognitive factors but few of them acknowledge and explore the mechanisms underlying relevant environmental influences. This study explored environmental correlates of children's self-reported physical activity and po...
  8. Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and body mass index in the Czech Republic: a nationally representative survey.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(5):903 (2014) PMID 23676660

    We surveyed a nationally representative sample (n = 4097) of the Czech Republic in fall 2007 using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (long form). Multiple linear regression analyses were used to examine associations of physical activity, sedentary time and sociodemographic characteri...
  9. Considering sport participation as a source for physical activity among adolescents.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(5):930 (2014) PMID 23676800

    Studies have shown participation in sport is lower among girls than boys, decreases as students matriculate through high school, is lowest among Black and Hispanic girls and has a positive relationship with SES. With sport recognized as a contributor to physical activity and health in adolescents, c...
  10. 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...