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  1. Daily variations in weather and the relationship with physical activity and sedentary time in European 10- to 12-year-olds: The ENERGY-Proje...

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(2):419 (2014) PMID 23363611

    We used cross-sectional data from 722 children aged 10-12 years (47% boys). ST and PA were measured by accelerometers for 6 consecutive days, including weekend days. Weather data were collected from online national weather reports. Multilevel regression models were used for data analyses. Maximum te...
  2. Sedentary and active: self-reported sitting time among marathon and half-marathon participants.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(1):165 (2014) PMID 23357808

    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...
  3. An exploratory study of seasonality and preschoolers' physical activity engagement.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(7):993 (2013) PMID 23136385

    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...
  4. Evaluating the awareness, access, and use of the State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(6):863 (2013) PMID 23074144

    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...
  5. How can mass participation physical activity events engage low-active people? A qualitative study.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(6):900 (2013) PMID 23074062

    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...
  6. Physical activity and physical function in older adults with knee osteoarthritis.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 10(6):777 (2013) PMID 23307503

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Pilot randomized controlled trial: elastic-resistance-training and lifestyle-activity intervention for sedentary older adults.

    Journal of Physical Activity and Health 21(1):20 (2013) PMID 22715064

    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,...