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BACKGROUND: Health benefits of physical activity (PA) accrue with small increases in PA, with the greatest benefits for those transitioning from inactivity to any level of PA. This study examined whether self-reported PA time in Queensland adults changed between 2004 and 2018. METHODS: The Queensland government conducts regular cross-sectional telephone surveys. Between 2004 and 2018, adults aged 18-75 years answered identical questions about their weekly minutes of walking, moderate PA, and vig...
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OBJECTIVE: To assess the extent to which college student physical activity behaviors and attitudes are associated with enrollment in required, but self-selected, health and wellness courses. PARTICIPANTS: Data were analyzed from 1473 undergraduate students (60% women) taking health and wellness courses at a large northeastern university. METHODS: Demographic characteristics and activity levels at the time of course enrollment were assessed in relation to course selection and activity levels afte...
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BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) promotes health and well-being. For students, university represents a transitional period, including increased independence over lifestyle behaviors, in addition to new stressors and barriers to engaging in PA. It is, therefore, important to monitor PA trends in students to gain a greater understanding about the role it might play in physical and mental well-being, as well as other factors, such as attainment and employability. METHODS: Cross-sectional surveys ...
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BACKGROUND: Increased physical inactivity and sedentary behavior among children are a global health concern. PURPOSE: Examine associations between parents' perceived neighborhood environment and children's physical activity, outside time, and screen time, and whether these associations were moderated by age and socioeconomic position (SEP). METHODS: Parents (N = 1212) completed a survey during the Recording and EValuating Activity in a Modified Park study. The neighborhood perceptions (social an...
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BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is of paramount importance to reduce chronic disease risk. Classical ballet training requires balance, strength, and range of motion. Participation in social ballet classes is increasing. Ballet training interventions may be an alternative method of regular, enjoyable activity. This review aimed to determine the effectiveness of classical ballet training interventions on physical and psychological health. METHODS: Ten databases were searched until April 2019...
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