Kelley Pettee, Gabriel Stephen, Sidney David R Jacobs, Jr. Kara M Whitaker, Mercedes R Carnethon, Cora E Lewis, Pamela J Schreiner, Raja I Malkani,James M Shikany, Jared P Reis, Barbara Sternfeld (Australia) - Research Article
882. Ten-Year Changes in Accelerometer-Based Physical Activity and Sedentary Time During Midlife: The CARDIA Study
One of the challenges in promoting lifestyle physical activity is that it really needs to be lifelong to continue to provide ongoing health benefits. Few studies of objectively measured the age-related decline in physical activity in large samples or considered the pattern of physical activity over time.
Sydney A. Jones, Quefeng Li, Allison E. Aiello, Angela M. O'Rand, Kelly R. Evenson (United States) - Research Article
884. Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Retirement: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
An interesting read on retirements levels and physical activity.
Engeseth, K., Prestgaard, E.E., Mariampillai, J.E., Grundvold, I., Liestol, K., Kjeldsen, S.E., Bodegard, J., Erikssen, J.E., Gjesdal, K. and Skretteberg, P.T. (Norway) - Research Article
886. Physical fitness is a modifiable predictor of early cardiovascular death: A 35 year follow-up study of 2014 healthy middle age men
A 35 year observation investigating how physical fitness and other cardiovascular risk factors at middle-age men can influence the risk of cardiovascular death during their early, intermediate and later years.
Chesham, R. A., Booth, J. N., Sweeney, E. L., Ryde, G. C., Gorely, T., Brooks, N.E.,?and Moran, C. N. (United Kingdom) - Case Study
875. The Daily Mile makes primary school children more active, less sedentary and improves their fitness and body composition: a quasi-experimental pilot study
Does engaging in ‘The Daily Mile' (promoted by Scottish Government) make primary school children more active, less sedentary and improve their fitness and body composition?
Eime, R., Harvey, J and Charity, M. (Australia) - Research Article
880. Girls transition from participation in a modified sport program to club sport competition – a study of longitudinal patterns and correlates
Interesting results from this study. The suggested age to start our children in sport if we want them to continue to club competition level may surprise you.
Harris, T., Kerry, S.M., Limb, E.S., Furness, C., Wahlich, C., Victor, C. R., Iliffe, S., Whincup, P.H., Ussher, M., Eklund, U., Fox-Rushby, J., Ibison, J., DeWilde, S., McKay, C. and Cook, D.G. (United Kingdom) - Research Article
869. Physical activity levels in adults and older adults 3–4 years after pedometer-based walking interventions: Long-term follow-up of participants from two randomised controlled trials in UK primary care
Physical inactivity is an important cause of noncommunicable diseases. Interventions can increase short-term physical activity, but few interventions have evaluated physical activity objectively beyond 12 months. We followed up two pedometer interventions with positive 12-month effects to examine objective physical activity levels at 3–4 years.
Authors: Morgan, P.J., Young, M.D., Barnes, A.T., Eather, N., Pollock, E.R. and Lubans, D.R. (Australia) - Research Article
868. Engaging Fathers to Increase Physical Activity in Girls: The “Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered” (DADEE) Randomized Controlled Trial
Fathers may influence their children’s physical activity, but often spend more time with their sons and rarely participate in family-based programs. This study tested a novel program designed to increase the physical activity levels of fathers (29–53 years) and their daughters (4–12 years).
Kerr, J., Rosenberg, D., Millstein, R.A., Bolling, K., Crist, K., Takemoto, M., Godbole, S., Moran, K., Natarajan, L., Castro-Sweet, C. and Buchner, D. (United States) - Research Article
867. Cluster randomized controlled trial of a multilevel physical activity intervention for older adults
Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have been shown to have improved cognitive function, reduced risk factors for chronic diseases and greater longevity. However, despite the benefits of maintaining a physically active lifestyle in old age, few older adults are regularly active.
Dr Qiang Guo, Lecturer in College of Physical Education, Ningbo University, China (China) - Research Article
4. ISPAH Early Career Network
This study conducts an epidemiological investigation to understand the distribution of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and their relations with social support from parents and exercise benefits at the individual and family level.
Barbara J Jefferis, Tessa J Parsons, Claudio Sartini, Sarah Ash, Lucy T Lennon, Olia Papacosta, Richard W Morris, S. Goya Wannamethee, I -Min Lee, Peter H Whincup (United Kingdom) - Research Article
864. Objectively measured physical activity, sedentary behaviour and all-cause mortality in older men: does volume of activity matter more than pattern of accumulation?
Understand how device-measured sedentary behaviour and physical activity are related to all-cause mortality in older men, an age group with high levels of inactivity and sedentary behaviour.
Dr Jordan Smith, Lecturer in Health and Physical Education (Australia) - Research Article
3. ISPAH Early Career Network
The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence and correlates of adolescents’ resistance training skill competence.
Diana P Pozuelo-Carrascosa, Antonio García-Hermoso, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Mairena Sánchez-López, Vicente Martinez-Vizcaino (Spain) - Research Article
863. Effectiveness of school-based physical activity programmes on cardiorespiratory fitness in children: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials adds to our understanding of the contribution of school-based programs to the specific outcome of cardiorespiratory fitness of children.
Kabir Sadarangani (Chile) - Research Article
2. ISPAH Early Career Network
To investigate the relationship between active travel and metabolic syndrome and its components in a national representative sample of Chilean adults.
Claire R. Jenkin, Rochelle M. Eime, Hans Westerbeek, Grant O’Sullivan and Jannique G. Z. van Uffelen (Australia) - Research Article
860. Sport and ageing: a systematic review of the determinants and trends of participation in sport for older adults
Increasing global physical activity levels to enhance health and wellbeing across the life course cannot be achieved by a single sector alone. The unique and critical contribution of sport to the continuum of all-encompassing leisure time activity is becoming increasingly recognised across Government sectors.
Alpa V. Patel, PhD, Janet S. Hildebrand, MPH, Corinne R. Leach, PhD, Peter T. Campbell, PhD, Colleen Doyle, MS, Kerem Shuval, PhD, Ying Wang, PhD, Susan M. Gapstur, PhD. (Australia) - Research Article
857. Walking in Relation to Mortality in a Large Prospective Cohort of Older U.S. Adults
Walking in relation to mortality in a large US prospective cohort of older adults.
Ms Jane Ahn (United Kingdom) - Research Article
ISPAH Early Career Network
This paper examines the relationship between objectively measured sedentary time and physical activity, and mental health in children from the UK Millennium Cohort Study.
Grant R Tomkinson, Justin J Lang, Mark S Tremblay (Australia) - Research Article
855. Temporal trends in the cardiorespiratory fitness of children and adolescents representing 19 high-income and upper middle-income countries between 1981 and 2014
Discover how fitness levels of children have changed over the last 30 years in countries across the world and how this relates to socioeconomic issues.
Belen Zapata-Diomedi, Luke D. Knibbs, Robert S. Ware, Kristiann C. Heesch, Marko Tainio, James Woodcock, J. Lennert Veerman (Australia) - Research Article
853. A shift from motorised travel to active transport: What are the potential health gains for an Australian city?
Find out how increased active travel could improve health in new modelling of achieving active transport targets.
Emmanuel Stamatakis, I-Min Lee, Jason Bennie, Jonathan Freeston, Mark Hamer, Gary O'Donovan, Ding Ding, Adrian Bauman, Yorgi Mavros (Australia) - Research Article
854. Does strength promoting exercise confer unique health benefits? A pooled analysis of eleven population cohorts with all-cause, cancer, and cardiovascular mortality endpoints
Learn about the specific benefits of strength training in this new international study of combined health survey data.
Pedišic Ž, Dumuid D, Olds T (Australia) - Research Article
851. Integrating sleep, sedentary behaviour, and physical activity research in the emerging field of time-use epidemiology: definitions, concepts, statistical methods, theoretical framework, and future directions
Discover how different behaviours can be integrated in this new model featuring definitions, concepts, statistical methods, theoretical framework, and future directions.
Butte, Nancy F.; Watson, Kathleen B.; Ridley, Kate; Zakeri, Issa F.; McMurray, Robert G.; Pfeiffer, Karin A.; Crouter, Scott E.; Herrmann, Stephen D.; Bassett, David R.; Long, Alexander; Berhane, Zekarias; Trost, Stewart G.; Ainsworth, Barbara E.; Berrigan, David; Fulton, Janet E. (United States) - Research Article
852. A Youth Compendium of Physical Activities: Activity Codes and Metabolic Intensities
Take a look at the new compendium for young people containing 196 different physical activities!
Samuel B. Harvey, Simon Øverland, Stephani L. Hatch, Simon Wessely, Arnstein Mykletun, Matthew Hotopf (Norway) - Research Article
850. Exercise and the Prevention of Depression: Results of the HUNT Cohort Study
Find out about the latest research on how physical activity can prevent mental illness in this new study from Norway.
Scott A Lear, Weihong Hu, Sumathy Rangarajan, Danijela Gasevic, Darryl Leong, Romaina Iqbal, Amparo Casanova, Sumathi Swaminathan, R M Anjana, Rajesh Kumar, Annika Rosengren, Li Wei, Wang Yang, Wang Chuangshi, Liu Huaxing, Sanjeev Nair, Rafael Diaz, Hany Swidon, Rajeev Gupta, Noushin Mohammadifard, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Aytekin Oguz, Katarzyna Zatonska, Pamela Seron, Alvaro Avezum, Paul Poirier, Koon Teo, Salim Yusuf (Canada) - Research Article
849. The effect of physical activity on mortality and cardiovascular disease in 130 000 people from 17 high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: the PURE study
Explore new findings on the healthy benefits of physical activity worldwide.
Rosemarie Martin and Elaine M. Murtagh (Ireland) - Research Article
847. Effect of Active Lessons on Physical Activity, Academic, and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Discover how school lessons incorporating physical activity can benefit both learning and students' health.
Josephine Chau, Tien Chey, Sarah Burks-Young, Lina Engelen and Adrian Bauman (Australia) - Research Article
846. Trends in prevalence of leisure time physical activity and inactivity: results from Australian National Health Surveys 1989 to 2011
Read about physical activity levels in Australia over the last 25 years, using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Stuart J.H. Biddle, Enrique García Bengoechea and Glen Wiesner (Australia) - Research Article
844. Sedentary behaviour and adiposity in youth: a systematic review of reviews and analysis of causality
Learn about the latest evidence on the links between childhood sedentary behaviour and obesity in this new review of reviews.
Jancey, J., Holt, Anne-Marie., Lee, Andy., Kerr, Deborah., Robinson, Suzanne., Tang, Li., Anderson, A.S., Hills, Andrew., and Howat, Peter (Australia) - Research Article
841. Effects of a physical activity and nutrition program in retirement villages: a cluster randomised controlled trial
Learn about the effects of an intervention for older people in residential settings.
Dr Jordan Smith (Australia) - Research Article
3. ISPAH Early Career Network
Prevalence and correlates of resistance training skill competence in adolescents
Pavey, Toby G., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. , Uijtdewilligen, Leonie and Brown, Wendy J. (Australia) - Research Article
840. Which Women are Highly Active Over a 12-Year Period? A Prospective Analysis of Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
Find out about factors associated with being active in a new data analysis of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.
Shuichi Suetania, Abdullah Mamund, Gail M.Williamse, Jake M.Najmane (Australia) - Research Article
839. Longitudinal association between physical activity engagement during adolescence and mental health outcomes in young adults: A 21-year birth cohort study
Learn about how physical activity in childhood impacts the risk of developing adults mental health disorders.
Reddon, Hudson; Meyre, David; Cairney, John (Canada) - Research Article
838. Physical Activity and Global Self-worth in a Longitudinal Study of Children
Find out about the relationships between youth physical activity and future positive mental health in this large study from Canada.
Carla F.J. Nooijen, Jette Möller, Yvonne Forsell, Maria Ekblom, Maria R. Galanti, Karin Engström (Sweden) - Research Article
837. Do unfavourable alcohol, smoking, nutrition and physical activity predict sustained leisure time sedentary behaviour? A population-based cohort study
Find out about the future lifestyle behaviours of people with initial unhealthy lifestyle behaviours in new analysis of data in this new Swedish population-based cohort study.
Jenna L. Hollis, Rachel Sutherland, Amanda J. Williams, Elizabeth Campbell, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Philip J. Morgan, David R. Lubans, Karen Gillham and John Wiggers (Australia) - Research Article
836. A systematic review and meta-analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels in secondary school physical education lessons
Discover the impact of PE on the physical activity levels of children.
Brendon Stubbs, Ai Koyanagi, Mats Hallgren, Joseph Firth, Justin Richards, Felipe Schuch, Simon Rosenbaum, James Mugisha, Nicola Veronese, Jouni Lahtio (United Kingdom) - Research Article
833. Physical activity and anxiety: A perspective from the World Health Survey
Discover how physical activity might be associated with anxiety in a new study with data from 47 countries worldwide.
Silvia Stringhini,Cristian Carmeli, Markus Jokela, Mauricio Avendaño, Peter Muennig, Florence Guida, Fulvio Ricceri, Angelo d'Errico, Henrique Barros, Murielle Bochud, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, Giuseppe Costa, Cyrille Delpierre, Silvia Fraga, Marcel Goldberg, Graham G Giles, Vittorio Krogh, Michelle Kelly-Irving, Richard Layte, Aurélie M Lasserre, Michael G Marmot, Martin Preisig, Martin J Shipley, Peter Vollenweider, Marie Zins, Ichiro Kawachi, Andrew Steptoe, Johan P Macken (Switzerland) - Research Article
832. Socioeconomic status and the 25 x 25 risk factors as determinants of premature mortality: a multicohort study and meta-analysis of 1·7 million men and women
Learn about the importance of socioeconomic factors in reducing non-communicable diseases in new data analyses from 48 studies from seven high-income World Health Organization member countries.
Anthony S. Gunnell, Sarah Joyce, Stephania Tomlin, Dennis R. Taaffe, Prue Cormie, Robert U. Newton, David Joseph, Nigel Spry, Kristjana Einarsdóttir, and Daniel A. Galvão (Australia) - Research Article
831. Physical Activity and Survival among Long-term Cancer Survivor and Non-Cancer Cohorts
Discover how physical activity helps cancer survival over eight years in this new study of thousands of adults.
Bolton KA, Kremer P, Gibbs L, Waters E, Swinburn B, de Silva A (Australia) - Research Article
830. The outcomes of health promoting communities: Being active eating well initiative-a community-based obesity prevention intervention in Victoria, Australia
Take a look at the results of a whole of community obesity prevention program in five communities in Victoria in Australia.
Ms. Shiho Amagasa (Japan) - Research Article
5. ISPAH Early Career Network
Patterns of objectivity assessed physical activity in community-dwelling Japanese older adults. Older women were less physically active when evaluated against current physical activity guidelines, but more active by total volume of physical activity including light-intensity physical activity and short-bout moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.
Mary Malakellis, Erin Hoare, Andrew Sanigorski, Nicholas Crooks, Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols, Boyd Swinburn, Cal Chikwendu, Paul M. Kelly, Solveig Petersen and Lynne Millar (Australia) - Research Article
School-based systems change for obesity prevention in adolescents: outcomes of the Australian Capital Territory ‘It’s Your Move!’
Find out how systems thinking was used to design an intervention for obesity prevention in Australian adolescents.
Mary Malakellis, Erin Hoare, Andrew Sanigorski, Nicholas Crooks, Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols, Boyd Swinburn, Cal Chikwendu, Paul M. Kelly, Solveig Petersen and Lynne Millar (Australia) - Research Article
843. School-based systems change for obesity prevention in adolescents: outcomes of the Australian Capital Territory ‘It’s Your Move!’
Find out how systems change was used in the design of this Australian study for obesity prevention in adolescents.
Mann KD, Howe LD, Basterfield L, Parkinson KN, Pearce MS, Reilly JK, Adamson AJ, Reilly JJ, Janssen X (United Kingdom) - Research Article
829. Longitudinal study of the associations between change in sedentary behavior and change in adiposity during childhood and adolescence: Gateshead Millennium study
Discover the latest effects on weight of the age when sedentary behaviour and physical activity levels change in children in this new study from the UK.
Carlos A Celis-Morales, Donald M Lyall, Paul Welsh, Jana Anderson, Lewis Steell, Yibing Guo, Reno Maldonado, Daniel F Mackay, Jill P Pell, Naveed Sattar, Jason M R Gill (United Kingdom) - Research Article
828. Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality: prospective cohort study
Find out about the long term links between walking and cycling and the risk of heart disease in new research from the UK Biobank Study.
Amit V. Khera, Connor A. Emdin, Isabel Drake, Pradeep Natarajan, Alexander G. Bick, Nancy R. Cook, Daniel I. Chasman, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Daniel J. Rader, Valentin Fuster, Eric Boerwinkle, Olle Melander, Marju Orho-Melander, Paul M Ridker, Sekar Kathiresan (United States) - Research Article
827. Genetic Risk, Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle, and Coronary Disease
Learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle in reducing the impact of genetic heart disease risk in this combined study of four different male and female cohort.
Rist PM, Capistrant BD, Mayeda ER, Liu SY, Glymour MM (United States) - Research Article
826. Physical activity, but not body mass index, predicts less disability before and after stroke
Discover how physical activity predicts independence in activities of daily living following a stroke in the Health and Retirement Study.
Ashley Winning, Paola Gilsanz, Karestan C. Koenen, Andrea L. Roberts, Qixuan Chen, Jennifer A. Sumner, Eric B. Rimm, M. Maria Glymour, Laura D. Kubzansky (United States) - Research Article
825. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and 20-Year Physical Activity Trends Among Women
Find out about the links between PTSD onset and long term physical activity participation in the U.S. Nurses’ Health Study II.
Aiden Doherty, Dan Jackson, Nils Hammerla, Thomas Plötz, Patrick Olivier, Malcolm H. Granat, Tom White, Vincent T. van Hees, Michael I. Trenell, Christoper G. Owen, Stephen J. Preece, Rob Gillions, Simon Sheard, Tim Peakman, Soren Brage , Nicholas J. Wareham (United Kingdom) - Research Article
822. Large Scale Population Assessment of Physical Activity Using Wrist Worn Accelerometers: The UK Biobank Study
Learn about the use of objective measurement in large population studies contributed by participants.
Ambarish Pandey, Michael LaMonte, Liviu Klein, Colby Ayers, Bruce M. Psaty, Charles B. Eaton, Norrina B. Allen, James A. de Lemos, Mercedes Carnethon, Philip Greenland, Jarett D. Berry (United States) - Research Article
823. Relationship Between Physical Activity, Body Mass Index, and Risk of Heart Failure
Find out how physical activity is linked to heart failure in this new study, using data from 3 cohort studies (WHI [Women’s Health Initiative], MESA [Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis], and CHS [Cardiovascular Health Study.
Jenna Panter, David Ogilvie on behalf of the iConnect consortium (United Kingdom) - Research Article
821. Can environmental improvement change the population distribution of walking
Discover how different types of walking are affected by changes in active transport provision in this new study from the UK.
Seema Mihrshahi, Lisa Vaughan, Nicola Fa’avale, Shreenika De Silva Weliange, Inez Manu-Sione and Lisa Schubert (Australia) - Research Article
820. Evaluation of the Good Start Program: a healthy eating and physical activity intervention for Maori and Pacific Islander children living in Queensland, Australia
Find out about the effectiveness of this program on knowledge and behaviour among children aged 6-19 years.
Alan G Knuth, Inácio Crochemore M Silva, Vincent T van Hees, Kelly Cordeira, Alícia Matijasevich, Aluísio J D Barros, Iná Santos, Ulf Ekelund, Pedro Curi Hallal (Brazil) - Research Article
818. Objectively-measured physical activity in children is influenced by social indicators rather than biological lifecourse factors: Evidence from a Brazilian cohort
Learn about the long term effects of a range of biological and social factors on children's physical activity levels.
Gary O’Donovan, I-Min Lee, Mark Hamer, Emmanuel Stamatakis (United Kingdom) - Research Article
819. Association of “Weekend Warrior” and Other Leisure Time Physical Activity Patterns With Risks for All-Cause, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer Mortality
Discover how the timing of physical activity participation affects the risk of developing chronic disease.
Ellen Flint, Elizabeth Webb, Steven Cummins (United Kingdom) - Research Article
817. Change in commute mode and body-mass index: prospective, longitudinal evidence from UK Biobank
Learn about the long term links between active commuting and obesity in this new study from the the UK Biobank study, published in the Lancet.
Ashleigh Sushames, Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen and Klaus Gebel (Australia) - Research Article
816. Do physical activity interventions in Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand improve activity levels and health outcomes? A systematic review
Discover the current evidence on the effects of physical activity interventions in Indigenous populations in Australia and New Zealand in this new systematic review.
Morseth B, Jacobsen BK, Emaus N, Wilsgaard T, Jørgensen L (Norway) - Research Article
814. Secular trends and correlates of physical activity: The Tromsø Study 1979-2008
Explore long term leisure time and work related physical activity trends in Norway.
Rachel Sutherland, Penny Reeves, Elizabeth Campbell, David R. Lubans, Philip J. Morgan, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Anthony D. Okely, Karen Gillham, Lynda Davies and John Wiggers (Australia) - Research Article
815. Cost effectiveness of a multi-component school-based physical activity intervention targeting adolescents: the ‘Physical Activity 4 Everyone’ cluster randomized trial
Find out about a a cost effective intervention for increasing physical activity and preventing obesity in adolescents in low-income communities.
Stenholm S, Head J, Kivimäki M, Kawachi I, Aalto V, Zins M, Goldberg M, Zaninotto P, Magnuson Hanson L, Westerlund H, Vahtera J. (Finland) - Research Article
812. Smoking, physical inactivity and obesity as predictors of healthy and disease-free life expectancy between ages 50 and 75: a multicohort study
Find out how risk factors like physical activity can predict healthy life expectancy free from chronic disease across four European countries.
Monica L. Wendel, Mark E. Benden, Hongwei Zhao, and Christina Jeffrey (United States) - Research Article
813. Stand-Biased Versus Seated Classrooms and Childhood Obesity: A Randomized Experiment in Texas
Discover the effects of standing desks in classrooms on body mass index in this new multi-school trial.
Danielle Venn, Lyndall Strazdins (Australia) - Research Article
810. Your money or your time? How both types of scarcity matter to physical activity and healthy eating
Learn about individual and combined effects of income and time on these healthy lifestyle behaviours in new data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey.
Philipe de Souto Barreto, Matteo Cesari, Sandrine Andrieu, Bruno Vellas, Yves Rolland (Brazil) - Research Article
809. Physical Activity and Incident Chronic Diseases: A Longitudinal Observational Study in 16 European Countries
Discover just how much physical activity is required to have an impact on chronic disease.
Mary Adams, Joseph Grandpre (United States) - Research Article
808. Dose–response gradients between a composite measure of six risk factors and cognitive decline and cardiovascular disease
Find out how high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, inactivity, depression, diabetes are linked to aspects of physical and mental health.
Shiroma, Eric J; Cook, Nancy R; Manson, JoAnn E; Moorthy, MV; Buring, Julie E; Rimm, Eric B; Lee, I-Min (United States) - Research Article
807. Strength Training and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
See how women's participation in strength training affected their risk of developing diabetes.
Stella K. Muthuri , Vincent O. Onywera, Mark S. Tremblay, Stephanie T. Broyles, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Mikael Fogelholm, Gang Hu, Rebecca Kuriyan, Anura Kurpad, Estelle V. Lambert, Carol Maher, José Maia, Victor Matsudo, Timothy Olds, Olga L. Sarmiento, Martyn Standage, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Pei Zhao, Timothy S. Church, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, ISCOLE Research Group (Kenya) - Research Article
806. Relationships between Parental Education and Overweight with Childhood Overweight and Physical Activity in 9–11 Year Old Children: Results from a 12-Country Study
Learn about the links between education and health in this new international study.
K Perreault, A Bauman, N Johnson, A Britton, V Rangul, E Stamatakis (Canada) - Research Article
804. Does physical activity moderate the association between alcohol drinking and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular diseases mortality? A pooled analysis of eight British population cohorts
Explore new data on the links between physical activity and alcohol consumption.
Santos-Lozano A, Pareja-Galeano H, Sanchis-Gomar F, Quindós-Rubial M, Fiuza-Luces C, Cristi-Montero C, Emanuele E, Garatachea N, Lucia A (Spain) - Research Article
803. Physical Activity and Alzheimer Disease: A Protective Association
Discover how physical activity can protect against Alzheimer disease.
Deborah Salvo, Olga L. Sarmiento, Rodrigo S. Reis, Adriano A.F. Hino, Manuel A. Bolivar, Pablo D. Lemoine, Priscilla B. Gonçalves, Michael Pratt (United States) - Research Article
805. Where Latin Americans are physically active, and why does it matter? Findings from the IPEN-adult study in Bogota, Colombia; Cuernavaca, Mexico; and Curitiba, Brazil
Take a look at new findings from the International Physical Activity and Environment Network in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.
Jouni Lahti, Ansku Holstila, Minna Mänty, Eero Lahelma and Ossi Rahkonen (Finland) - Research Article
801. Changes in leisure time physical activity and subsequent disability retirement: A register-linked cohort study
Find out if changes in physical activity among aging employees was associated with the future risk of disability retirement.
M.J. Hamlin, E. Yule, C.A. Elliot, L. Stoner, Y. Kathiravel (New Zealand) - Research Article
800. Long-term effectiveness of the New Zealand Green Prescription primary health care exercise initiative
Learn about the impact on physical activity levels and sedentary behaviour of this long running initiative.
David Lubans, Justin Richards, Charles Hillman, Guy Faulkner, Mark Beauchamp, Michael Nilsson, Paul Kelly, Jordan Smith, Lauren Raine, Stuart Biddle (Australia) - Research Article
797. Physical Activity for Cognitive and Mental Health in Youth: A Systematic Review of Mechanisms
Discover exactly how physical activity can assist cognitive development in young people in this new review and conceptual model.
Talitha I. Verhoef, Verena Trend, Barry Kelly, Nigel Robinson, Paul Fox and Stephen Morris (United Kingdom) - Research Article
798. Cost-effectiveness analysis of offering free leisure centre memberships to physically inactive members of the public receiving state benefits: a case study
Take a look at the economic benefits of free facility membership to people from a socially disadvantaged community in London.
Stella S. Yi, Jeannette M. Beasley, Simona C. Kwon, Keng-Yen Huang, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Judith Wylie-Rosett (United States) - Research Article
796. Acculturation and activity behaviors in Chinese American immigrants in New York City
Learn about how social and cultural factors influence physical activity patterns of Chinese immigrants.
Ryan Olson, Brad Wipfli, Sharon V. Thompson, Diane L. Elliot, W. Kent Anger, Todd Bodner, Leslie B. Hammer, and Nancy A. Perrin (United States) - Research Article
794. Weight Control Intervention for Truck Drivers: The SHIFT Randomized Controlled Trial, United States
Find out the effects of a new intervention to improve physical activity and other health behaviours of truck drivers.
Justin B Moore, Jason Brinkley, Sara F Morris, Theresa M Oniffrey, Mary Bea Kolbe (United States) - Research Article
793. Effectiveness of Community-Based Minigrants to Increase Physical Activity and Decrease Sedentary Time in Youth
Discover the effectiveness of targeted grant funding for the implementation of multilevel community interventions for young people.
Andrea K. Chomistek, Beate Henschel, A. Heather Eliassen, Kenneth J. Mukamal and Eric B. Rimm (United States) - Research Article
792. Frequency, Type, and Volume of Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Young Women
Learn about what sort of physical activity is beneficial in preventing this type of heart disease in new results from the Nurses' Health Study in the US.
Michael W. Beets, R. Glenn Weaver, Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Jennifer Huberty, Dianne S. Ward, Russell R. Pate, Darcy Freedman, Brent Hutto, Justin B. Moore, Matteo Bottai, Jessica Chandler, Keith Brazendale, Aaron Beighle (United States) - Research Article
791. Physical activity outcomes in afterschool programs: A group randomized controlled trial
Find out the potential of, and challenges in, promoting physical activity within after-school program settings in results from a recent intervention in the U.S.
Howie EK, Brewer AE, Brown WH, Saunders RP, Pate RR (United States) - Research Article
790. Systematic dissemination of a preschool physical activity intervention to the control preschools
See how a multi-component preschool activity intervention was collaboratively refined for dissemination to the control preschools in new implementation science from the U.S.
J L Hollis, R Sutherland, L Campbell, P J Morgan, D R Lubans, N Nathan, L Wolfenden, A D Okely, L Davies, A Williams, K E Cohen, C Oldmeadow, K Gillham and J Wiggers (Australia) - Research Article
789. Effects of a ‘school-based’ physical activity intervention on adiposity in adolescents from economically disadvantaged communities: secondary outcomes of the ‘Physical Activity 4 Everyone’ RCT
Discover how a physical activity program led to reductions in weight in children in a new study from Australia.
M D Schmidt, C G Magnussen, E Rees, T Dwyer and A J Venn (Australia) - Research Article
786. Childhood fitness reduces the long-term cardiometabolic risks associated with childhood obesity
Learn how children's fitness can help lower the risks of health problems from obesity, using national data from Australia.
Lindsay C. Kobayashi, Jane Wardle, Michael S. Wolf, Christian von Wagner (United Kingdom) - Research Article
785. Health Literacy and Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity During Aging, 2004–2013
Explore the links between health literacy, the ability to understand health information, and the physical activity of older adults in this large study from the UK.
David Jiménez-Pavón, Enrique G. Artero, Duck-chul Lee, Vanesa España-Romero, Xuemei Sui, Russell R. Pate, Timothy S. Church, Luis A. Moreno, Carl J. Lavie, Steven N. Blair (United States) - Research Article
787. Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Men and Women in the United States: A Prospective Evaluation From the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study
Discover the risks of physical activity in relation to fitness in this new large scale study.
Lau, Erica Y.; Wandersman, Abraham H.; Pate, Russell R. (United States) - Research Article
783. Factors Influencing Implementation of Youth Physical Activity Interventions: An Expert Perspective
Discover the most important factors in achieving successful implementation of physical activity interventions for young people in new research published in the first issue of the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Hussain SM, Urquhart DM, Wang Y, Dunstan D, Shaw JE, Magliano DJ, Wluka AE, Cicuttini FM (Australia) - Research Article
784. Associations between television viewing and physical activity and low back pain in community-based adults: A cohort study
Find out whether television viewing or physical activity has a stronger association with lower back pain and whether the association has more of an impact on men or women.
L. S. Olive , R. M. Telford, D. G. Byrne, W. P. Abhayaratna, R. D. Telford (Australia) - Research Article
781. Psychological distress leads to reduced physical activity and fitness in children: the Australian longitudinal LOOK study
Find out more about the relationship between physical activity and depression in young people in new data from Australia.
Valter Cordeiro Barbosa Filho, Giseli Minatto, Jorge Mota, Kelly Samara Silva, Wagner de Campos, Adair da Silva Lopes (Brazil) - Research Article
782. Promoting physical activity for children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: An umbrella systematic review: A review on promoting physical activity in LMIC
Discover effective strategies to promote physical activity around this world in this new analysis of interventions for young people.
Carlos Celis-Morales, Carlos Salas, Cristian Álvarez, Nicolás Aguilar Farías, Rodrigo Ramírez Campillos, Jaime Leppe, Carlos Cristi-Montero, Ximena Díaz Martínez, Eliana Duran, Ana María Labraña, María Adela Martínez, Ana María Leiva, Naomi Willis (Chile) - Research Article
780. Un mayor nivel de actividad física se asocia a una menor prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en Chile: resultados de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud 2009-2010
Find out how higher physical activity levels are associated with lower prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in this new national study from Chile.
Bastiaan C de Vos, Jos Runhaar, Marienke van Middelkoop, Marjolein Krul, and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra (Netherlands) - Research Article
778. Long-term effects of a randomized, controlled, tailor-made weight-loss intervention in primary care on the health and lifestyle of overweight and obese women
Explore findings from a Dutch two year nutrition and physical activity program for middle aged women.
Sarah Kozey Keadle, Robin McKinnon, Barry I. Graubard, Richard P. Troiano (United States) - Research Article
777. Prevalence and trends in physical activity among older adults in the United States: A comparison across three national surveys
Take a look at how physical activity levels have changed over time in new national data from the U.S.
Shaneda Warren Andersen, Wei Zheng, Jennifer Sonderman, Xiao-Ou Shu, Charles E. Matthews, Danxia Yu, Mark Steinwandel, Joseph K. McLaughlin, Margaret K. Hargreaves, William J. Blot (United States) - Research Article
776. Combined Impact of Health Behaviors on Mortality in Low-Income Americans
Discover how health behaviours relate to mortality among African American and low incomes adults in the Southern Community Cohort Study.
Steven C. Moore, I-Min Lee, Elisabete Weiderpass, Peter T. Campbell, Joshua N. Sampson, Cari M. Kitahara, Sarah K. Keadle, Hannah Arem, Amy Berrington de Gonzalez, Patricia Hartge, Hans-Olov Adami, Cindy K. Blair, Kristin B. Borch, Eric Boyd, David P. Check, Agnès Fournier, Neal D. Freedman, Marc Gunter, Mattias Johannson, Kay-Tee Khaw, Martha S. Linet, Nicola Orsini, Yikyung Park, Elio Riboli, Kim Robien, Catherine Schairer, Howard Sesso, Michael Spriggs, Roy Van Dusen, Alicja Wolk et al. (United States) - Research Article
775. Leisure-time physical activity and risk of 26 types of cancer in 1.44 million adults
Take a look at new evidence of the beneficial effects of physical activity on different types of cancer in new data from the U.S.
Ellen Flint, Steven Cummins (United Kingdom) - Research Article
774. Active commuting and obesity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank
Find out the relationship between active commuting and obesity in middle aged adults using objectively measured anthropometric data from UK Biobank.
Shrestha N, Kukkonen-Harjula KT, Verbeek JH, Ijaz S, Hermans V, Bhaumik S (Nepal) - Research Article
773. Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at work
Explore the results of a recent Cochrane review on different types of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in the workplace, including sit-stand desks and active workstations.
Rachel L. Sutherland, Elizabeth M. Campbell, David R. Lubans, Philip J. Morgan, Nicole K. Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Anthony D. Okely, Karen E. Gillham, Jenna L. Hollis, Chris J. Oldmeadow, Amanda J. Williams, Lynda J. Davies, Jarrod S. Wiese, Alessandra Bisquera, John H. Wiggers (Australia) - Research Article
772. The Physical Activity 4 Everyone Cluster Randomized Trial: 2-Year Outcomes of a School Physical Activity Intervention Among Adolescents
See how a school-based physical activity intervention was effective in changing behaviour among disadvantaged adolescents.
Mélanie Henderson, Andrea Benedetti, Tracie A. Barnett, Marie-Eve Mathieu, Johnny Deladoëy, Katherine Gray-Donald (Canada) - Research Article
769. Influence of Adiposity, Physical Activity, Fitness, and Screen Time on Insulin Dynamics Over 2 Years in Children
Find out how physical activity and other healthy behaviours affect insulin sensitivity in children in this new study from Canada.
Angie L. Cradock, Jessica L. Barrett, Catherine M. Giles, Rebekka M. Lee, Erica L. Kenney, Madeleine E. deBlois, Julie C. Thayer, Steven L. Gortmaker (United States) - Research Article
770. Promoting Physical Activity With the Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
Take a look at the effects of an after school program in the U.S. on children's physical activity levels and sedentary behaviour.
Erin K Howie, Joanne A McVeigh, Anne J Smith, Leon M Straker (Australia) - Research Article
765. Organized Sport Trajectories from Childhood to Adolescence and Health Associations.
Learn about the links between sport participation over time and health outcomes in new results from the Raine longitudinal study.
Christina B Petersen, Adrian Bauman, Janne S Tolstrup (Denmark) - Research Article
767. Total sitting time and the risk of incident diabetes in Danish adults (the DANHES cohort) over 5 years: a prospective study
The impact on physical activity and obesity on the relationship between sedentary behaviour and diabetes is explored in this new large scale study.
James F Sallis, Ester Cerin, Terry L Conway, Marc A Adams, Lawrence D Frank, Michael Pratt, Deborah Salvo, Jasper Schipperijn, Graham Smith, Kelli L Cain, Rachel Davey, Jacqueline Kerr, Poh-Chin Lai, Josef Mitáš, Rodrigo Reis, Olga L Sarmiento, Grant Schofield, Jens Troelsen, Delfien Van Dyck, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Neville Owen (United States) - Research Article
766. Physical activity in relation to urban environments in 14 cities worldwide: a cross-sectional study
Take a look at new results from the International Physical activity and Environment Network (IPEN), using data from 14 cities in ten countries on five continents.
Terence Dwyer, Angela Pezic, Cong Sun, Jenny Cochrane, Alison Venn, Velandai Srikanth, Graeme Jones, Robin Shook, Xuemei Sui, Andrew Ortaglia, Steven Blair, Anne-Louise Ponsonby (Australia) - Research Article
764. Objectively Measured Daily Steps and Subsequent Long Term All-Cause Mortality: The Tasped Prospective Cohort Study
Explore the links between step counts and future mortality rates in data pooled from three studies.
Vijay GC, Edward CF Wilson, Marc Suhrcke, Wendy Hardeman, Stephen Sutton on behalf of the VBI Programme Team (United Kingdom) - Research Article
763. Are brief interventions to increase physical activity cost-effective? A systematic review
Discover the benefits of short interventions in health settings and their effects of physical activity in this new review.
Ding Ding, Anne C. Grunseit, Josephine Y. Chau, Kha Vo, Julie Byles, Adrian E. Bauman (Australia) - Research Article
762. Retirement—A Transition to a Healthier Lifestyle? Evidence From a Large Australian Study
Find out which health behaviours are postitively influenced after retirement.
Anne Loyen, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Adrian Bauman, Johannes Brug, Jeroen Lakerveld (Netherlands) - Research Article
761. European Sitting Championship: Prevalence and Correlates of Self-Reported Sitting Time in the 28 European Union Member States
Where in Europe do adults spend the most time sitting down? Find out in this comprehensive new study.
E. L. James, F. G. Stacey, K. Chapman, A. W. Boyes, T. Burrows, A. Girgis, G. Asprey, A. Bisquera and D. R. Lubans (Australia) - Research Article
760. Impact of a nutrition and physical activity intervention (ENRICH: Exercise and Nutrition Routine Improving Cancer Health) on health behaviors of cancer survivors and carers: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
See how this intervention in New South Wales affected physical activity levels of cancer survivors.
White DK, Gabriel KP, Kim Y, Lewis CE, Sternfeld B (United States) - Research Article
758. Do Short Spurts of Physical Activity Benefit Cardiovascular Health? The CARDIA Study
Discover the benefits of short bouts of physical activity in new data from the U.S.
Per Hoegh Poulsen, Karin Biering and Johan Hviid Andersen (Denmark) - Research Article
757. The association between leisure time physical activity in adolescence and poor mental health in early adulthood: a prospective cohort study
Learn how physical activity levels over time affects mental health in adults in this new study from Denmark.
Kaitlin Atkinson, Samantha Lowe, Spencer Moore (Canada) - Research Article
756. Human development, occupational structure and physical inactivity among 47 low and middle income countries
Learn about the links between occupation type and physical activity in this new global study.
Sardinha, Luís B.; Marques, Adilson; Minderico, Claudia; Palmeira, António; Martins, Sandra; Santos, Diana A.; Ekelund, Ulf (Portugal) - Research Article
754. Longitudinal Relationship Between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Academic Achievement.
See how fitness levels lead to improved future academic outcomes for young people.
Annika Toots, Håkan Littbrand, Nina Lindelöf, Robert Wiklund, Henrik Holmberg, Peter Nordström, Lillemor Lundin-Olsson, Yngve Gustafson and Erik Rosendahl (Sweden) - Research Article
755. Effects of a High-Intensity Functional Exercise Program on Dependence in Activities of Daily Living and Balance in Older Adults with Dementia
Find out how exercise can improve activities of daily living among dementia patients.
Ding D, Rogers K, van der Ploeg H, Stamatakis E, Bauman AE (Australia) - Research Article
752. Traditional and Emerging Lifestyle Risk Behaviors and All-Cause Mortality in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Evidence from a Large Population-Based Australian Cohort
Find out the joint effects of physical activity, diet, smoking, alcohol, sleep and sedentary behaviour on mortality rates in new Australian analyses.
Leonie Cranney, Philayrath Phongsavan, Maina Kariuki, Vicki Stride, Ashleigh Scott, Myna Hua, Adrian Bauman (Australia) - Research Article
753. Impact of an outdoor gym on park users’ physical activity: A natural experiment
See how the presence of outdoor fitness facilities relate to physical activity levels.
Theresa A. Hastert, Julie J. Ruterbusch, Shirley A.A. Beresford, Lianne Sheppard, Emily White (United States) - Research Article
751. Contribution of health behaviors to the association between area-level socioeconomic status and cancer mortality
See how physical activity and other health risk factors affect relationships between socioeconomic factors and cancer.
Ravi V. Shah, Venkatesh L. Murthy, Laura A. Colangelo, Jared Reis, Bharath Ambale Venkatesh, Ravi Sharma, Siddique A. Abbasi, David C. Goff Jr, J. Jeffrey Carr, Jamal S. Rana, James G. Terry, Claude Bouchard, Mark A. Sarzynski, Aaron Eisman, Tomas Neilan, Saumya Das, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Cora E. Lewis, Mercedes Carnethon, Gregory D. Lewis, Joao A. C. Lima (United States) - Research Article
750. Association of Fitness in Young Adulthood With Survival and Cardiovascular Risk The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
Learn how young adults' fitness leads to reduced cardiovascular disease and mortality later in life.
Gabriel Högström, Anna Nordström, Peter Nordström (Sweden) - Research Article
761. Aerobic fitness in late adolescence and the risk of early death: a prospective cohort study of 1.3 million Swedish men
This new study investigated the relationship between aerobic fitness in late adolescence and early death, and whether a high fitness level can compensate the risk of being obese.
Franklin C. Barcellos, Iná S. Santos, Daniel Umpierre, Maristela Bohlke, and Pedro C. Hallal (Brazil) - Research Article
748. Effects of exercise in the whole spectrum of chronic kidney disease: a systematic review
Discover how physical activity can benefit chronic kidney disease patients.
Shibata, Ai; Oka, Koichiro; Sugiyama, Takemi; Salmon, Jo; Dunstan, David W; Owen, Neville (Australia) - Research Article
749. Physical Activity, Television Viewing Time and 12-Year Changes in Waist Circumference
Learn about how long term physical activity and TV viewing behaviour affects weight.
Mark S. Allen, Stewart A. Vella (Australia) - Research Article
746. Screen-based sedentary behaviour and psychosocial well-being in childhood: Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations
Learn about the links between screen viewing behaviours and mental well-being in young people in these longitudinal findings.
Sebastien F M Chastin, Christoph Buck, Ellen Freiberger, Marie Murphy, Johannes Brug, Greet Cardon, Grainne O’Donoghue, Iris Pigeot, Jean-Michel Oppert, on behalf of the DEDIPAC consortium (United Kingdom) - Research Article
741. Systematic literature review of determinants of sedentary behaviour in older adults: a DEDIPAC study
Find out what determines older adults' sedentary behaviour in this new review.
Rachel Sutherland, Elizabeth Campbell, David R Lubans, Philip J Morgan, Anthony D Okely, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Jarrod Wiese, Karen Gillham, Jenna Hollis, John Wiggers (Australia) - Research Article
742. ‘Physical Activity 4 Everyone’ school-based intervention to prevent decline in adolescent physical activity levels: 12 month (mid-intervention) report on a cluster randomised trial
Learn about the effects of a physical activity program for disadvantaged youth in Australia.
Pulsford, R. M., Stamatakis, E., Britton, A. R., Brunner, E. J., Hillsdon, M (United Kingdom) - Research Article
743. Associations of sitting behaviours with all-cause mortality over a 16-year follow-up: the Whitehall II study
Discover the latest evidence around sedentary behaviour in this new British study.
C. E. Juneau, T. Benmarhnia, A. A. Poulin, S. Côté, L. Potvin (Canada) - Research Article
740. Socioeconomic position during childhood and physical activity during adulthood: a systematic review
Find out how socioeconomic factors in childhood relate to adult physical activity levels in this new review.
Khan MK, Chu YL, Kirk SF, Veugelers PJ (Canada) - Research Article
739. Are sleep duration and sleep quality associated with diet quality, physical activity, and body weight status? A population-based study of Canadian children
Discover how sleep is related to physical activity and other lifestyle behaviours of children.
Vijay R. Varma, Erwin J. Tan, Alden L. Gross, Greg Harris, William Romani, Linda P. Fried, George W. Rebok, Michelle C. Carlson (United States) - Research Article
738. Effect of Community Volunteering on Physical Activity: A Randomized Controlled Trial
See if volunteering led to increased walking among older adults in this new study from the U.S.
Ding D, Do A, Schmidt HM, Bauman AE (Australia) - Research Article
737. A Widening Gap? Changes in Multiple Lifestyle Risk Behaviours by Socioeconomic Status in New South Wales, Australia, 2002-2012
Discover how physical activity, fruit and vegetable intake, alcohol consumption and smoking, levels changed over time in different population groups.
Clara K. Chow, Julie Redfern, Graham S. Hillis, Jay Thakkar, Karla Santo, Maree L. Hackett, Stephen Jan, Nicholas Graves, Laura de Keizer, Tony Barry, Severine Bompoint, Sandrine Stepien, Robyn Whittaker, Anthony Rodgers, Aravinda Thiagalingam (Australia) - Research Article
735. Effect of Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging on Risk Factor Modification in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease A Randomized Clinical Trial
See if text messages can have a positive effect on improving multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease in results from this new randomised clinical trial.
Sarah J. Nechuta, Xiao Ou Shu, Gong Yang, Hui Cai, Yu-Tang Gao, Hong-Lan Li, Yong-Bing Xiang, and Wei Zheng (China) - Research Article
732. Adolescent Exercise in Association with Mortality from All Causes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer among Middle-Aged and Older Chinese Women
Examine long term links between being physically active in youth and chronic disease mortality in later life.
Iffat Rahman, Andrea Bellavia, Alicja Wolk, Nicola Orsini (Sweden) - Research Article
734. Physical Activity and Heart Failure Risk in a Prospective Study of Men
Find out what types of physical activity are linked to heart failure in this new Swedish study.
C D Madigan, A J Daley, E Kabir, P Aveyard and W Brown (United Kingdom) - Research Article
733. Cluster analysis of behavioural weight management strategies and associations with weight change in young women: a longitudinal analysis
Discover the most successful strategies for weight control and management in young women.
Eva Heinen, Jenna Panter, Roger Mackett, David Ogilvie (United Kingdom) - Research Article
731. Changes in mode of travel to work: a natural experimental study of new transport infrastructure
Learn how new a guided busway with a path for walking and cycling influenced travel behaviour in this new study from Cambridge, UK.
Rachel Cole, Peter Dunn, Ian Hunter, Neville Owen, Takemi Sugiyama (Australia) - Research Article
730. Walk Score and Australian adults' home-based walking for transport
See how residential walk score relates to actual walking in this Australian study.
Martine Stead, Angela Craigie, Maureen Macleod, Jennifer McKell, Stephen Caswell, Robert Steele, Annie Anderson (United Kingdom) - Research Article
729. Why are some people more successful at lifestyle change than others? Factors associated with successful weight loss in the BeWEL randomised controlled trial of adults at risk of colorectal cancer
Find out why lifestyle interventions can be more effective among specific segments of the population in new research from the UK.
Srinivasan Beddhu, Guo Wei, Robin L. Marcus, Michel Chonchol, and Tom Greene (United States) - Research Article
728. Light-Intensity Physical Activities and Mortality in the United States General Population and CKD Subpopulation
Take a look at how physical activity is related to chronic kidney disease in new large scale study findings.
Neil Heron, Frank Kee, Margaret E Cupples, Mark A Tully (United Kingdom) - Research Article
727. Correlates of sport participation in adults with long-standing illness or disability
Learn about the associations between sport and factors such as age, gender, health and housing in new research from Northern Ireland.
David Hupin, Frédéric Roche, Vincent Gremeaux, Jean-Claude Chatard, Mathieu Oriol, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Jean-Claude Barthélémy, Pascal Edouard (France) - Research Article
723. Even a low-dose of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity reduces mortality by 22% in adults aged =60 years: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Take a look at how much physical activity older adults actually need to reduce mortality. The findings may surprise you.
Elliot Fishman, Lars Böcker, Marco Helbich (Netherlands) - Research Article
725. Adult Active Transport in the Netherlands: An Analysis of Its Contribution to Physical Activity Requirements
Find out how much of an effect active transport had on overall physical activity levels of Dutch adults.
Anthony Laverty, Raffaele Palladino, John Lee, Christopher Millett (United Kingdom) - Research Article
720. Associations between active travel and weight, blood pressure and diabetes in six middle income countries: a cross-sectional study in older adults
Read about the links between active travel and health outcomes in China, India, Mexico, Ghana, Russia and South Africa.
Mistry SK, Puthussery S. (Bangladesh) - Research Article
718. Risk factors of overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence in South Asian countries: a systematic review of the evidence
Read about evidence from studies from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Nepal, Maldives, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, published between 1990-2013.
Nikola Drca, Alicja Wolk, Mats Jensen-Urstad, Susanna C Larsson (Sweden) - Research Article
716. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of atrial fibrillation in middle-aged and elderly women
Take a look at how physical activity can improve heart health.
Lee Smith, Abigail Fisher, Mark Hamer (United Kingdom) - Research Article
715. Prospective association between objective measures of childhood motor coordination and sedentary behaviour in adolescence and adulthood
Examine the specific relationships between motor coordination in childhood and physical activity and sedentary behaviour across the lifespan.
Karen Milton, Joanne Gale, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Adrian Bauman (United Kingdom) - Research Article
714. Trends in prolonged sitting time among European adults: 27 country analysis
Compare trends sitting time across multiple European countries in new analyses of the Eurobarometer surveys.
John P Buckley, Alan Hedge, Thomas Yates, Robert J Copeland, Michael Loosemore, Mark Hamer, Gavin Bradley, David W Dunstan (United Kingdom) - Research Article
713. The sedentary office: a growing case for change towards better health and productivity. Expert statement commissioned by Public Health England and the Active Working Community Interest Company
Take a look at this new consensus statement which provides guidelines for employers to promote reductions in prolonged periods of sedentary work.
Rochelle M Eime, Melanie J Charity, Jack T Harvey, Warren R Payne (Australia) - Research Article
706. Participation in sport and physical activity: associations with socio-economic status and geographical remoteness
Find out how physical activity and participation in almost 100 sports across Australia varies according to location of residence and social advantage.
Eleni Mantzari, Florian Vogt, Ian Shemilt, Yinghui Wei, Julian P.T. Higgins, Theresa M. Marteau (United Kingdom) - Research Article
707. Personal financial incentives for changing habitual health-related behaviors: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Read about the effectiveness of financial incentives for adopting health behaviours.
Kenji Tsunoda, Naruki Kitano, Yuko Kai, Ken Uchida, Tsutomu Kuchiki, Tomohiro Okura, Toshiya Nagamatsu (Japan) - Research Article
708. Prospective Study of Physical Activity and Sleep in Middle-Aged and Older Adults
Discover how physical activity can help improve sleep.
Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Ester Cerin, Anna Timperio, Jo Salmon, Benedicte Deforche, Jenny Veitch (Belgium) - Research Article
704. Park proximity, quality and recreational physical activity among mid-older aged adults: moderating effects of individual factors and area of residence
Find out how aspects of parks influence physical activity in Australian middle to older aged adults.
Jose Francisco Meneses-Echávez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Emilio González-Jiménez, Jacqueline Schmidt-Río Valle, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez. (Colombia) - Research Article
703. Efectividad del ejercicio físico en la fatiga de pacientes con cáncer durante el tratamiento activo: revisión sistemática y metaanálisis
Take a look at this systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of physical exercise on fatigue in cancer patients during active treatment.
Ai Shibata, Koichiro Oka, Takemi Sugiyama, Ding Ding, Jo Salmon, David W Dunstan, Neville Owen (Japan) - Research Article
705. Perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and prospective changes in TV viewing time among older Australian adults
Explore new findings from the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle (AusDiab) study.
Paul J Collings, Katrien Wijndaele, Kirsten Corder, Kate Westgate, Charlotte L Ridgway, Stephen J Sharp, Valerie Dunn, Ian Goodyer, Ulf Ekelund, Soren Brage (United Kingdom) - Research Article
711. Magnitude and determinants of change in objectively-measured physical activity, sedentary time and sleep duration from ages 15 to 17.5y in UK adolescents: the ROOTS study?
Find out how much physical actvity, sedentary time and sleep duration changes throughout adolescence.
Anne C. Grunseit, Blythe J. O’Hara, Josephine Y. Chau, Megan Briggs, Adrian E. Bauman (Australia) - Research Article
700. Getting the Message Across: Outcomes and Risk Profiles by Awareness Levels of the “Measure-Up” Obesity Prevention Campaign in Australia
Find out the effects of a mass media campaign to prevent obesity and who the campaign reached most effectively.
Susan G. Lakoski, Benjamin L. Willis, Carolyn E. Barlow, David Leonard, Ang Gao, Nina B. Radford, Stephen W. Farrell, Pamela S. Douglas, Jarett D. Berry,Laura F. DeFina, Lee W. Jones (United States) - Research Article
702. Midlife Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Incident Cancer, and Survival After Cancer in Men The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study
Discover the effects of physical activity on the risk of developing various types of cancer.
Michael Pratt, Shaoman Yin, Robin Soler, Rashid Njai, Paul Z. Siegel, Youlian Liao (United States) - Research Article
701. Does Perceived Neighborhood Walkability and Safety Mediate the Association Between Education and Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines?
Read about how education levels have an influence on the relationship between walkability, safety and physical activity.
Jackson P. Sekhobo, Lynn S. Edmunds, Karen Dalenius, Jan Jernigan, Christopher F. Davis, Mark Giddings, Catherine Lesesne, Laura Kettel Khan (United States) - Research Article
697. Neighborhood Disparities in Prevalence of Childhood Obesity Among Low-Income Children Before and After Implementation of New York City Child Care Regulations
See how child care policies influenced childhood obesity levels in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in New York City.
Carlsson AC, Ärnlöv J, Sundström J, Michaëlsson K, Byberg L, Lind L (Sweden) - Research Article
698. Physical activity, obesity and risk of cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men during a median of 30 years of follow-up
Learn about the long term effects of physical activity and obesity in this new study from Sweden.
Klaus Gebel, Ding Ding, Tien Chey, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Wendy J. Brown, Adrian E. Bauman (Australia) - Research Article
699. Effect of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity on All-Cause Mortality in Middle-aged and Older Australians
Read about how different intensities of physical activity were associated with reduced risk of dying in new findings from the large scale 45 and Up Study.
Gavin Turrell, Belinda Hewitt, Michele Haynes, Andrea Nathan, Billie Giles-Corti (Australia) - Research Article
695. Change in walking for transport: a longitudinal study of the influence of neighbourhood disadvantage and individual-level socioeconomic position in mid-aged adults
Find out how walking relates to level of disadvantage in this new Australian study.
Susana Andrade, Carl Lachat, Angelica Ochoa-Aviles, Roosmarijn Verstraeten, Lieven Huybregts, Dominique Roberfroid, Diana Andrade, John Camp, Rosendo Rojas, Silvana Donoso, Greet Cardon, Patrick Kolsteren (Ecuador) - Research Article
696. A school-based intervention improves physical fitness in Ecuadorian adolescents: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
Read about a successful intervention for school children in Central America!
Sarah E. Jackson, Andrew Steptoe, Jane Wardle (United Kingdom) - Research Article
693. The Influence of Partner’s Behavior on Health Behavior Change: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
See how people can be influenced by their partner's health behaviors in this new research from the UK.
Justin Richards, Xiaoxiao Jiang, Paul Kelly, Josephine Chau, Adrian Bauman, Ding Ding (Australia) - Research Article
691. Don't worry, be happy: cross-sectional associations between physical activity and happiness in 15 European countries
Don't worry, be happy: cross-sectional associations between physical activity and happiness in 15 European countries.
Emily D Williams, Sophie V Eastwood, Therese Tillin, Alun D Hughes and Nishi Chaturvedi (United Kingdom) - Research Article
690. The effects of weight and physical activity change over 20 years on later-life objective and self-reported disability
Learn how physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight reduce the risk of developing disability in later life.
Rebecca Langford, Christopher Bonell, Hayley Jones, Theodora Pouliou, Simon Murphy, Elizabeth Waters, Kelli Komro, Lisa Gibbs, Dan Magnus, Rona Campbell (United Kingdom) - Research Article
688. The world health organization’s health promoting schools framework: a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis
Take a look at the effects of the WHO's worldwide Health Promoting Schools program.
Deborah Salvo, Rodrigo S. Reis, Areyh D. Stein, Juan Rivera, Reynaldo Martorell, Michael Pratt (Mexico) - Research Article
687. Características del entorno construido en relación con la actividad física en adultos mexicanos medida objetivamente, 2011
Read GlobalPANet's latest Spanish commentary about characteristics of the built environment in relation to objectively measured physical activity among Mexican adults.
Lauren N. Gase, Noel C. Barragan, Paul A. Simon, Richard J. Jackson, Tony Kuo (United States) - Research Article
685. Public awareness of and support for infrastructure changes designed to increase walking and biking in Los Angeles County
Find out the views of Los Angeles residents towards walking and cycling infrastructure developments in the results of this telephone survey.
Susan H. Babey, Shinyi Wu, Deborah Cohen (United States) - Research Article
684. How can schools help youth increase physical activity? An economic analysis comparing school-based programs
Take a look at a comparison of four different school physical activity programs, including after-school and physical education lessons.
Felix Muttera, Tim Pawlowski (Germany) - Research Article
683. Role models in sports – Can success in professional sports increase the demand for amateur sport participation?
See how professional sport role models might inspire increases in physical activity among recreational sport participants in this new study from Germany.
Nancy M. Wells, Beth M. Myers, Charles R. Henderson Jr. (United States) - Research Article
681. School gardens and physical activity: A randomized controlled trial of low-income elementary schools
Find out about how school gardens impacted physical activity levels of children in New York City schools.
Heather A McKay, Heather M Macdonald, Lindsay Nettlefold, Louise C Masse, Meghan Day, Patti-Jean Naylor (Canada) - Research Article
680. Action Schools! BC implementation: from efficacy to effectiveness to scale-up
Learn about the different delivery stages of this large scale Canadian program.
Marcelo Cano Cappelacci, Tania Oyarzún Alfaro, Fernanda Leyton Artigas y Cristóbal Sepúlveda Muñoz (Chile) - Research Article
678. Relación entre estado nutricional, nivel de actividad física y desarrollo psicomotor en preescolares
Read this study from Chile which is one of the first to objectively measure physical activity levels amongst preschool children
Anna Goodman, Angie S Page, Ashley R Cooper, for the International Children’s Accelerometry Database (ICAD) Collaborators (United Kingdom) - Research Article
676. Daylight saving time as a potential public health intervention: an observational study of evening daylight and objectively-measured physical activity among 23,000 children from 9 countries
See how daylight saving time relates to physical activity levels in this analysis of 23,000 children from 9 different countries.
Tiago V. Barreira, John M. Schuna, Emily F. Mire, Stephanie T. Broyles, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, William D. Johnson, Catrine Tudor-Locke (United States) - Research Article
675. Normative Steps/Day and Peak Cadence Values for United States Children and Adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006
Take a look at this detailed data from the U.S. which gives sex-and-age specific normative values for children and adolescents' accelerometer-determined steps/day.
Farnaz Azarbal, Marcia L. Stefanick, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, JoAnn E. Manson, Christine M. Albert, Michael J. LaMonte, Joseph C. Larson, Wenjun Li, Lisa W. Martin, Rami Nassir, Lorena Garcia, Themistocles L. Assimes, Katie M. Tharp, Mark A. Hlatky Marco V. Perez (United States) - Research Article
677. Obesity, physical activity, and their interaction in incident atrial fibrillation in postmenopausal women
Learn about the links between atrial fibrillation, physical activity and obesity in this large longitudinal study.
Michael D. Jensen et al (United States) - Guideline
671. Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society.
Find a 2013 report of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society in regards to guidlines for managing overweight and obesity in adults.
L Smith, B Gardner, M Hamer (United Kingdom) - Research Article
664. Childhood correlates of adult TV viewing time: a 32-year follow-up of the 1970 British Cohort Study
Take a look at this study of long term tracking of childhood TV habits and how they are related to physical activity and obesity.
González S, Sarmiento OL, Lozano O, Ramírez A, Grijalba C (Colombia) - Research Article
663. Niveles de actividad física de la población colombiana: desigualdades por sexo y condición socioeconómica
Read this Spanish commentary which describes physical activity according to socio-economic status in Colombia.
Hai-Feng Shu, Tao Yang, Si-Xun Yu, Hai-Dong Huang, Ling-Li Jiang, Jian-Wen Gu, Yong-Qin Kuang (China) - Research Article
662. Aerobic Exercise for Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Discover how physical activity can benefit people with Parkinson's Disease.
Sam Norton, Fiona E Matthews, Deborah E Barnes, Prof Kristine Yaffe, Prof Carol Brayne (United Kingdom) - Research Article
660. Potential for primary prevention of Alzheimer's disease: an analysis of population-based data
Find out about the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, including physical activity, in this new international analysis.
Xiaoqi Feng, Thomas Astell-Burt, Gregory S. Kolt (Australia) - Research Article
661. Is an index of co-occurring unhealthy lifestyles suitable for understanding migrant health?
Read about how unhealthy lifestyles of Australians differ according to country of birth in these new findings from the 45 & Up study.
Jana A. Hirsch, Kari A. Moore, Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutierrez, Shannon J. Brines, Melissa A. Zagorski, Daniel A. Rodriguez and Ana V. Diez Roux (United States) - Research Article
658. Built environment change and change in BMI and waist circumference: Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Discover whether supportive environments are positively associated with reduced rates of obesity.
Snehal M. Pinto Pereira, Marie-Claude Geoffroy, Christine Power (United Kingdom) - Research Article
659. Depressive Symptoms and Physical Activity During 3 Decades in Adult Life Bidirectional Associations in a Prospective Cohort Study
Learn about the links between physical activity and depression in this longitudinal study of British adults.
C. Rissel, N. Petrunoff, L.M. Wen, M. Crane (Australia) - Research Article
657. Travel to work and self-reported stress: Findings from a workplace survey in south west Sydney, Australia
Read about the links between commuting and stress in the results of a new survey of hospital employees in Australia.
Hamer M, de Oliveira C, Demakakos P (United Kingdom) - Research Article
654. Non-Exercise Physical Activity and Survival: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Find out how daily activities contribute to preventing disease in older adults.
Kasper Andersen, Daniela Mariosa, Hans-Olov Adami, Claes Held, Erik Ingelsson, Ylva Trolle Lagerros, Olof Nyren, Weimin Ye, Rino Bellocco and Johan Sundström (Sweden) - Research Article
656. Dose-Response Relations of Total and Leisure-Time Physical Activity to Risk of Heart Failure: A Prospective Cohort Study
Learn about the evidence of how physical activity reduces the risk of heart failure in this new Swedish study.
Carla P. Bezold, Kevin J. Konty, Sophia E. Day, Magdalena Berger, Lindsey Harr, Michael Larkin, Melanie D. Napier, Cathy Nonas, Subir Saha, Tiffany G. Harris, James H. Stark (United States) - Research Article
655. The Effects of Changes in Physical Fitness on Academic Performance Among New York City Youth
Discover the academic benefits of increasing fitness in school children in this new large scale study from the U.S.
Anna Goodman, Shannon Sahlqvist, David Ogilvie, and on behalf of the iConnect Consortium (United Kingdom) - Research Article
652. New walking and cycling routes and increased physical activity: One and 2-year findings from the UK iConnect Study
Take a look at the effect on physical activity levels of new provision for walking and cycling.
Elaine Rush, Victor Obolonkin, Stephanie McLennan, David Graham, James D. Harris, Paul Mernagh, and Adèle R. Weston (New Zealand) - Research Article
649. Lifetime cost effectiveness of a through-school nutrition and physical programme: Project Energize
Learn about the cost effectiveness of this school program in New Zealand.
Siri Steinmo, Gareth Hagger-Johnson, Lion Shahab (United Kingdom) - Research Article
647. Bidirectional association between mental health and physical activity in older adults: Whitehall II prospective cohort study
Learn more about the relationship between physical activity and mental health in middle aged and older adults.
Neuhaus M, Eakin EG, Straker L, Owen N, Dunstan DW, Reid N, Healy GN. (Australia) - Research Article
646. Reducing occupational sedentary time: a systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence on activity-permissive workstations
Discover the latest evidence on the benefits of workstations that reduce sedentary behaviour.
Azli Baharudin, Ahmad Ali Zainuddin, Mala Manickam, Rashidah Ambak, Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad, Balkish Mahadir Naidu, Cheong Siew Man, Chan Ying Ying, Hazizi Abu Saad, Noor Ani Ahmad (Malaysia) - Research Article
645. Factors Associated With Physical Inactivity Among School-Going Adolescents: Data From the Malaysian School-Based Nutrition Survey 2012
Read about relationships between physical activity and other aspects of the school and home environment in this new national study.
Rebecca Langford, Christopher P Bonell, Hayley E Jones, Theodora Pouliou, Simon M Murphy, Elizabeth Waters, Kelli A Komro, Lisa F Gibbs, Daniel Magnus, Rona Campbell (United Kingdom) - Research Article
642. The WHO Health Promoting School framework for improving the health and well-being of students and their academic achievement
Take a look at this the latest findings from the World Health Organization's Health Promoting Schools program on how physical activity affects academic performance.
Mitchell, Jonathan A.; Bottai, Matteo; Park, Yikyung; Marshall, Simon J.; Moore, Steven C.; Matthews, Charles E. (United States) - Research Article
643. A Prospective Study of Sedentary Behavior and Changes in the BMI Distribution
Learn about new associations between sedentary behaviour and body mass index (BMI).
Eva Martin-Diener, Julia Meyer, Julia Braun, Silvan Tarnutzer, David Fäh, Sabine Rohrmann, Brian W. Martin (Switzerland) - Research Article
641. The combined effect of four main behavioural risk factors on the survival of patients with non-communicable diseases
Discover which NCD risk factor contributes the most to mortality in this new study from Switzerland.
Hamer, M., Oliveira, C.D & Demakakos, P. (United Kingdom) - Epidemiological Report
669. Non-Exercise Physical Activity and Survival: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.
Explore the identified health benefits of light/mild-intensity "non-exercise" activity among older adults in this longitudinal study.
Mehlig K, Skoog I, Waern M, Miao Jonasson J, Lapidus L, Björkelund C, Ostling S, Lissner L. (Sweden) - Research Article
637. Physical Activity, Weight Status, Diabetes and Dementia: A 34-Year Follow-Up of the Population Study of Women in Gothenburg
Find out about the long term links between physical activity, associated factors and dementia in this new study from Sweden.
Adewale L Oyeyemi, Cornelius M Ishaku, Benedicte Deforche, Adetoyeje Y Oyeyemi, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Delfien Van Dyck (Nigeria) - Research Article
632. Perception of built environmental factors and physical activity among adolescents in Nigeria
Find out how adolescents’ perception of the built environment influenced their active transport and leisure time physical activity and the possible influence of neighbourhood income.
Veerle Dubuy, Katrien De Cocker, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Lea Maes, Jan Seghers, Johan Lefevre, Kristine De Martelaer, Hannah Brooke, Greet Cardon (Belgium) - Research Article
636. Evaluation of a real world intervention using professional football players to promote a healthy diet and physical activity in children and adolescents from a lower socio-economic background: a controlled pretest-posttest design
Take a look at the effects of a role modelling intervention to improve diet and physical activity using professional soccer players.
Carol Maher, Tim Olds, Emily Mire, Peter T. Katzmarzyk (Australia) - Research Article
635. Reconsidering the Sedentary Behaviour Paradigm
Read about novel findings from a study that examined the interactions between physical activity and sedentary behaviour indicators.
Adrian Bauman, Bill Bellew, Cora L Craig (Australia) - Research Article
633. Did the 2000 Sydney Olympics increase physical activity among adult Australians?
Find out whether the Sydney Olympics delivered a physical activity and health legacy for Australia.
Marco Pahor, Jack M. Guralnik, Walter T. Ambrosius, Steven Blair, Denise E. Bonds, Timothy S. Church, Mark A. Espeland, Roger A. Fielding, Thomas M. Gill, Erik J. Groessl, Abby C. King, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Todd M. Manini, Mary M. McDermott, Michael E. Miller, Anne B. Newman, W. Jack Rejeski, Kaycee M. Sink, Jeff D. Williamson for the LIFE study investigators (United States) - Research Article
634. Effect of Structured Physical Activity on Prevention of Major Mobility Disability in Older Adults The LIFE Study Randomized Clinical Trial
Find out the effects of a long term physical activity program in the U.S. on mobility and disability outcomes in older adults.
Crisley Vanessa Prado, Alex Vieira Lima, Rogério César Fermino, Ciro Romélio Rodriguez Ãnez, Rodrigo Siqueira Reis (Brazil) - Research Article
629. Apoio social e prática de atividade física em adolescentes da rede pública de ensino: qual a importância da família e dos amigos
Read a Portuguese commentary about associations between different types and sources of social support and physical activity among adolescents in Brazil.
Jung-Min Lee, Kim, Youngwon Kim, Gregory J. Welk (United States) - Research Article
627. Validity of Consumer-Based Physical Activity Monitors
Learn about the accuracy of eight new wearable physical activitiy devices including Fitbit and Nike products.
Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Alina Solomon, Jenni Kulmala, Ingemar Kåreholt, Tiia Ngandu, Minna Rusanen, Tiina Laatikainen, Hilkka Soininen, Miia Kivipelto (Finland) - Research Article
628. Leisure-time physical activity from mid- to late life, body mass index, and risk of dementia
Take a look at this new research on the links between physical activity and dementia.
National Institue for Health and Care Excellence (United Kingdom) - Guideline
675. Overweight and obese adults - lifestyle weight management
This resource offers professionals with guidelines for implementing effective lifestyle and weight management services to encourage a reduction in energy intake and increased levels of physical activity among overweight and obese individuals.
British Heart Foundation, National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (United Kingdom) - Guideline
676. Physical Activity in the Early Years.
This resource offers professionals with a comprehensive set of PowerPoint slides that explore key information regarding physical activity in the early years.
R. Sagarraa, B. Costaa,, , J.J. Cabréa, O. Solà-Moralesb,c, F. Barrioa, el Grupo de Investigación DE-PLAN-CAT/PREDICE (Spain) - Research Article
625. Coste-efectividad de la intervención sobre el estilo de vida para prevenir la diabetes tipo 2
Read one of our first Spanish/Espanol commentaries written by researchers from Chile about a lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes.
Gillian Williams, Michele P Hamm, Jocelyn Shulhan, Ben Vandermeer, Lisa Hartling. (Canada) - Research Article
624. Social media interventions for diet and exercise behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Check out the latest of evidence around social media interventions to improve health behaviours.
Stewart A. Vella, Dylan P. Cliff, Christopher A. Magee, Anthony D. Okely (Australia) - Research Article
623. Sports Participation and Parent-Reported Health-Related Quality of Life in Children: Longitudinal Associations
Learn about the links between individual & team sport participation and health related quality of life in children in new evidence from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC).
David Martínez-Gómez, Pilar Guallar-Castillón, Luz M. León-Muñoz, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo (Spain) - Research Article
620. Household physical activity and mortality in older adults: A national cohort study in Spain
Find out the association between household physical activity (HPA) and all-cause mortality amongst older men and women and the effect of sedentariness on this association.
Laura Sánchez Ortega, Carlos Sánchez Juan y Antonio Alfonso García (Spain) - Research Article
622. Valoración de un programa de ejercicio físico estructurado en pacientes con obesidad mórbida pendientes de cirugía bariátrica
Read one of our first Spanish/Espanol commentaries written by researchers from Chile about a physical activity intervention for obese patients in Spain.
Catalina Medina, Ian Janssen, Ismael Campos, Simón Barquera (Mexico) - Research Article
615. Physical inactivity prevalence and trends among Mexican adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT) 2006 and 2012
Find out how physical activity patterns changed over time in this new surveillance study from Mexico.
Philip J. Morgan, Clare E. Collins, Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Robin Callister, Tracy Burrows, Richard Fletcher, Anthony D. Okely, Myles D. Young, Andrew Miller, Adam B. Lloyd, Alyce T. Cook, Joel Cruickshank, Kristen L. Saunders, David R. Lubans (Australia) - Research Article
613. The ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ community randomized controlled trial: A community-based healthy lifestyle program for fathers and their children
See how fathers successfully increased physical activity and reduced weight in this new intervention.
Sara Zimmerman, Karen Kramer, Matthew J. Trowbridge (United States) - Research Article
611. Overcoming Legal Liability Concerns for School-Based Physical Activity Promotion
Find out how to minimise legal risks associated with school based programs such as active playground.
Michelle W. Voss, Lucas J. Carr, Rachel Clark, Timothy Weng (United States) - Research Article
612. "Revenge of the “sit” II: Does lifestyle impact neuronal and cognitive health through distinct mechanisms associated with sedentary behavior and physical activity? "
Following on from the original 'Revenge of the “Sit”' paper in 2006, this new research presents evidence on the independent effect of sedentary behaviours on neurological functioning, such as preventing dementia.
Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Maimuna Umar, Friday Oguche, Salamatu U. Aliyu, Adetoyeje Y. Oyeyemi (Nigeria) - Research Article
610. Accelerometer-Determined Physical Activity and Its Comparison with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire in a Sample of Nigerian Adults
Take a look at new research which compared subjective and objective measures of physical activity in Nigerian adults.
Mark Hamer, Richard Weiler, Emmanuel Stamatakis (United Kingdom) - Research Article
608. Watching sport on television, physical activity, and risk of obesity in older adults
See if watching sport on TV is linked to participating in more or less physical activity in this new study.
Lisa K Micklesfield, Titilola M Pedro, Kathleen Kahn, John Kinsman, John M Pettifor, Stephen Tollman and Shane A Norris (South Africa) - Research Article
609. Physical activity and sedentary behavior among adolescents in rural South Africa: levels, patterns and correlates
Find out about the determinants of physical activity and sedentary behavior in rural South African adolescents.
Simone Dohle, Brian Wansink (Switzerland) - Research Article
607. Fit in 50 years: participation in high school sports best predicts one's physical activity after Age 70
Find out about the tracking of sports participation through adult life.
Thomas Yates, Steven M Haffner, Phillip J Schulte, Laine Thomas, Kim M Huffman, Connie W Bales, Robert M Califf, Rury R Holman, John J V McMurray, M Angelyn Bethel, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Melanie J Davies, William E Kraus (United Kingdom) - Research Article
605. Association between change in daily ambulatory activity and cardiovascular events in people with impaired glucose tolerance (NAVIGATOR trial): a cohort analysis
Take a look at the results of this new study published in The Lancet which investigated the links between ambulatory physical activity and cardiovascular events in people with prediabetes.
Sarojini Maria Dos Remedios Monteiro, Jonine Maree Jancey, Satvinder S. Dhaliwal, Peter A. Howat, Sharyn Burns, Andrew P. Hills, Annie S. Anderson (Australia) - Research Article
604. Results of a randomized controlled trial to promote physical activity behaviours in mothers with young children
See how the REFRESH Study in Australia achieved increases in physical activity among new mothers.
Carolien A Wijsman, Rudi GJ Westendorp, Evert ALM Verhagen, Michael Catt, P Eline Slagboom, Anton JM de Craen, Karen Broekhuizen, Willem van Mechelen, Diana van Heemst, Frans van der Ouderaa, Simon P Mooijaart (Netherlands) - Research Article
603. Effects of a Web-Based Intervention on Physical Activity and Metabolism in Older Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial
Find out how a website intervention can increase physical activity and improve metabolic health in older adults in this study from the Netherlands.
British Nutrition Foundation (United Kingdom) - Guideline
673. British Nutrition Foundation Core competences
Find access to the recently updated framework of guidelines for educating children aged 5-16 about diet, health, cooking and foodsafetly, and ways in which this information can be implimented in school based settings.
Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina (United States) - Website
600. Walk to School Day Toolkits
Get ready for your school’s International Walk to School Day event with the new Walk to School Day Toolkit and Walk At School Day Toolkit.
Mark Hamer, Emmanuel Stamatakis (United Kingdom) - Research Article
597. Prospective Study of Sedentary Behavior, Risk of Depression, and Cognitive Impairment
Learn about the links between different types of sedentary behavior and aspects of mental health.
Xiaolin Yang, Risto Telama, Mirja Hirvensalo, Tuija Tammelin, Jorma S.A. Viikari, Olli T. Raitakari (Finland) - Research Article
598. Active commuting from youth to adulthood and as a predictor of physical activity in early midlife: The Young Finns Study
Read about how active commuting as a child affected physical activity in adults 27 years later in this new study from Finland.
Fabienne El-Khoury, Bernard Cassou, Marie-Aline Charles, Patricia Dargent-Molina (France) - Research Article
599. The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Find out the importance of physical activity to prevent falls and injuries from falls in this new paper from the BMJ.
Stewart A Vella, Dylan P Cliff, Anthony D Okely, Maree L Scully, Belinda C Morley (Australia) - Research Article
591. Associations between sports participation, adiposity and obesity-related health behaviors in Australian adolescents
Find out how participation in sport contributes to improving obesity and other health behaviours in this new study.
Elin Ekblom-Bak, Björn Ekblom, Max Vikström, Ulf de Faire, Mai-Lis Hellénius (Sweden) - Research Article
592. The importance of non-exercise physical activity for cardiovascular health and longevity
Read about the important of daily non-exercise physical activity (NEPA) for older adults in this new study from Sweden.
Phillip J Morgan, Lisa M Barnett, Dylan P Cliff, Anthony D Okely, Hayley A Scott, Kristen E Cohen, David R Lubans (Australia) - Research Article
584. Fundamental movement skill interventions in youth: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Take a look at the latest evidence of the benefits of fundamental movement skill development.
The Scottish Government (United Kingdom) - Strategy Document
589. Scottish Health Survey 2012
Each year, in addition to providing the most up-to-date data on physical activity levels in Scotland, the Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) annual report also provides a brief overview of recent policy developments in this area.
Bamini Gopinath, Louise L Hardy, Annette Kifley, Louise A Baur and Paul Mitchell (Australia) - Research Article
586. Activity Behaviors in Schoolchildren and Subsequent 5-yr Change in Blood Pressure
Learn about the long term changes in blood pressure resulting from physical activity in school aged children.
British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) (United Kingdom) - Strategy Document
588. Practical strategies for promoting physical activity with children
This practice briefing from the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) suggests practical strategies for promoting physical activity with children aged 6-11.
Robert A Sloan, Susumu S Sawada, Daniel Girdano, Yi Tong Liu, Stuart JH Biddle, Steven N Blair (Singapore) - Research Article
582. Associations of sedentary behavior and physical activity with psychological distress: a cross-sectional study from Singapore
Find out about the psychological relationships with physical activity and sedentary behaviour in this Singaporean study.
Justin Richards, Charlie Foster (Uganda) - Research Article
581. Sport-for-Development Interventions: Whom Do They Reach and What Is Their Potential for Impact on Physical and Mental Health in Low-Income Countries?
Learn about the types of participants reached in a sport-for-development intervention for young people in a post-conflict setting in Uganda.
Nicholas Edwards, Philip R. Khoury, Heidi J. Kalkwarf, Randal P. Claytor,Stephen R. Daniels, Jessica G. Woo, Randal P. Claytor, Stephen R. Daniels (United States) - Research Article
578. Tracking of Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity in Early Childhood
See how physical activity tracks differently in young boys and girls.
D.R. Lubans, C. Lonsdale, R.C. Plotnikoff, J. Smith, K. Dally, P.J. Morgan (Australia) - Research Article
565. Development and evaluation of the motivation to limit screen-time questionnaire (MLSQ) for adolescents
Read about the development by Australian researchers of a new measurement tool for assessing motivation to limit screen time in adolescents.
Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen, Yolanda R. van Gellecum, Nicola W. Burton, Geeske Peeters, Kristiann C. Heesch, Wendy J. Brown (Australia) - Research Article
572. Sitting-Time, Physical Activity, and Depressive Symptoms in Mid-Aged Women
Take a look at new evidence from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.
Britta A. Larsen, Matthew A. Allison, Eugene Kang, Sarah Saad, Gail A. Laughlin, Maria Rosario G. Areneta, Elizabeth Barret-Connor and Christina L. Wassel (United States) - Research Article
571. Associations of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior with Regional Fat Deposition
Find out more about how physical activity levels and sedentary behaviour affect different types of fat in adults.
Mental Health Foundation (United Kingdom) - Strategy Document
567. Let’s Get Physical: The impact of physical activity on wellbeing
Learn more about the effects of physical activity on mental health and wellbeing in this new document from the UK.
Dong-Chul Seo, Mindy H. King, Nayoung Kim, Danielle Sovinski, Rhonda Meade, Alyssa M. Lederer (United States) - Research Article
556. Predictors for moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity during an 18-month coordinated school health intervention
See how the HEROES program in the U.S increased vigorous physical activity levels of participating children.
Street Games (United Kingdom) - Strategy Document
569. StreetGames: Scoping Exercise Into Young People’s (14-16) Attitudes & Engagement In Sport
Gain insight into how to increase participation in sport amongst young people in disadvantaged communities.
Jenna Panter, Kirsten Corder, Simon J Griffin, Andrew P Jones, Esther MF van Sluijs (United Kingdom) - Research Article
554. Individual, socio-cultural and environmental predictors of uptake and maintenance of active commuting in children: longitudinal results from the SPEEDY study
Take a look at the factors relating to active commuting behaviour of school children in this longitudinal study from the UK.
Yolanda Escalante, Antonio García-Hermoso, Karianne Backx and Jose M. Saavedra (Spain) - Research Article
553. Playground Designs to Increase Physical Activity Levels During School Recess: A Systematic Review
Find out what features of playgrounds are conducive to physical activity from a number of studies featured in this new review.
Georgina Trapp, Billie Giles-Corti, Hayley Christian, Anna F. Timperio, Gavin R. McCormack, Max Bulsara, and Karen Villanueva (Australia) - Research Article
564. Driving Down Daily Step Counts: The Impact of Being Driven to School on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
Find out whether being driven to school was associated with lower weekday and weekend step counts, less active out-of-school leisure pursuits, and more sedentary behavior in primary schools children in this new study from Australia.
Dwyer-Lindgren L, Freedman G, Engell RE, Fleming TD, Lim SS, Murray CJ, Mokdad AH. (United States) - Research Article
562. Prevalence of physical activity and obesity in US counties, 2001--2011: a road map for action.
Find out how rates of physical activity and obesity have changed across the U.S over a ten year period.
Lauren Arundell, Nicola D. Ridgers, Jenny Veitch, Jo Salmon, Trina Hinkley, Anna Timperio (Australia) - Research Article
558. 5-Year Changes in Afterschool Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
Take a look at the long term effects of children's physical activity in the after school time period.
Torunn H Totland, Mona Bjelland, Nanna Lien, Ingunn H Bergh, Mekdes K Gebremariam, May Grydeland, Yngvar Ommundsen, Lene F Andersen (Norway) - Research Article
559. Adolescents’ prospective screen time by gender and parental education, the mediation of parental influences
See how parental attributes influence screen time in young people.
Ester Cerin, Ka-yiu Lee, Anthony Barnett, Cindy HP Sit, Man-chin Cheung, Janice M Johnston (Hong Kong) - Research Article
550. Walking for transportation in Hong Kong Chinese urban elders: a cross-sectional study on what destinations matter and when
See how destinations for walking relate to walking behavior in older people in Hong Kong.
Louise L Hardy, Lesley King, Debra Hector, Louise A Baur (Australia) - Research Article
552. Socio-cultural differences in Australian primary school children's weight and weight-related behaviours
Find out how weight and related behaviours like fitness vary across different ethnic and socio-economic population groups in this study which uses data from the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey in Australia.
Rosanne Freak-Poli, Rory Wolfe, Margaret Brand, Maximilian de Courten and Anna Peeters (Australia) - Research Article
551. Eight-month postprogram completion: Change in risk factors for chronic disease amongst participants in a 4-month pedometer-based workplace health program
Take a look at the long term effects on physical activity and other health behaviours of the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) workplace health program.
Takemi Sugiyama, Billie Giles-Corti, Jacqui Summers, Lorinne du Toit, Eva Leslie, Neville Owen (Australia) - Research Article
549. Initiating and maintaining recreational walking: A longitudinal study on the influence of neighborhood green space
Find out how neighbourhood green space affects walking in this new study from South Australia.
Rachel A. Jones, Trina Hinkley, Anthony D. Okely, Jo Salmon (Australia) - Research Article
548. Tracking Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Childhood: A Systematic Review
Learn about the most recent evidence around the tracking of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in young people.
NICE (United Kingdom) - Policy Document
543. Physical activity: brief advice for adults in primary care (PH44)
This guidance from the UK aims to support routine provision of brief advice on physical activity in primary care practice, including identifying adults who are inactive and information and training to support brief advice.
Arthritis Foundation (United States) - Policy Document
542. Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults with Arthritis
This document is designed to engage six important sectors as partners with a mutual interest in increasing physical activity among adults with arthritis using environmental and policy strategies.
The Playing Out Project (United Kingdom) - Website
536. Playing Out
Visit this fun website about how to activate neighbourhood street play and promote playing out as a normal everyday activity for all children.
Alberga AS, Medd ER, Adamo KB, Goldfield GS, Prud'homme D, Kenny GP, Sigal RJ. (Canada) - Research Article
533. Top 10 practical lessons learned from physical activity interventions in overweight and obese children and adolescents
Take a look at this Top 10 tips learned from physical activity programs in overweight and obese young people.
Smith LR, Chadwick P, Radley D, Kolotourou M, Gammon CS, Rosborough J, Sacher PM. (United Kingdom) - Research Article
534. Assessing the short-term outcomes of a community-based intervention for overweight and obese children: The MEND 5-7 programme.
Find out the effects of the MEND program in increasing physical activity in young children.
Quyen G. To, Ted T. L. Chen, Costan G. Magnussen and Kien G. To (United States) - Research Article
535. Workplace Physical Activity Interventions: A Systematic Review
Read a summary of the effectiveness of physical activity initiatives in the workplace setting.
Gerrie-Cor M Herber-Gast, Caroline A Jackson, Gita D Mishra, Wendy J Brown (Australia) - Research Article
532. Self-reported sitting time is not associated with incidence of cardiovascular disease in a population-based cohort of mid-aged women
Take a look at these new results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health which found no link between sedentary behaviour and heart disease.
Koon Teo, Scott Lear, Shofiqul Islam,Prem Mony, Mahshid Dehghan, Wei Li, Annika Rosengren, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Rafael Diaz, Gustavo Oliveira, Maizatullifah Miskan, Sumathy Rangarajan, Romaina Iqbal, Rafal Ilow, Thandi Puone, Ahmad Bahonar, Sadi Gulec, Ebtihal A. Darwish, Fernando Lanas, Krishnapillai Vijaykumar, Omar Rahman, Jephat Chifamba, Yan Hou, Ning Li, Salim Yusuf; on behalf of the PURE Investigators (Canada) - Research Article
530. Prevalence of a Healthy Lifestyle Among Individuals With Cardiovascular Disease in High-, Middle- and Low-Income Countries The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study
Learn how the combined effects of inactivity, poor diet smoking are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke in this international study.
Rania A. Wasfi, Nancy A. Ross, Ahmed M. El-Geneidy (Canada) - Research Article
531. Achieving Recommended Daily Physical Activity Levels through Commuting by Public Transportation: Unpacking Individual and Contextual Influences
Read about the links between walking and public transport use in this new Canadian study.
Active Healthy Kids Canada (Canada) - Research Article
529. The 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
The 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the 9th annual edition and provides the most current and comprehensive assessment of the physical activity of children and youth in Canada.
Christina K. Holub, John P. Elder, Elva M. Arredondo, Simón Barquera, Christina M. Eisenberg, Luz María Sánchez Romero, Juan Rivera, Felipe Lobelo, Eduardo J. Simoes (United States) - Research Article
526. Obesity Control in Latin American and U.S. Latinos: A Systematic Review
Find out about interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating in Latin America populations.
Luz M León-Muñoz, David Martínez-Gómez, Theresa Balboa-Castillo, Esther López-García, Pilar Guallar-Castillón, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo (Spain) - Research Article
524. Continued Sedentariness, Change in Sitting Time, and Mortality in Older Adults
Learn more about the effects of changes in sedentary behaviour over time in adults.
Alberta Centre for Active Living (Canada) - Case Study
527. Using Evidence-Based Approaches in Recreation Program Planning for Children and Youth
The lack of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among children and youth is an ongoing concern (Active Healthy Kids Canada, 2012). Providing evidence-based programming with specific health and fitness objectives is an emerging trend in the field of physical education and recreation. This article discusses how the SPARK program meets the criteria for evidence-based best practice, and how SPARK™ lesson plans will be used as part of a 22-week intervention to be conducted by Cardel Place in 2014.
Sally Nathan, Lynn Kemp, Anne Bunde-Birouste, Julie MacKenzie, Clifton Evers, Tun Aung Shwe (Australia) - Research Article
525. "We wouldn't of made friends if we didn't come to football united": the impacts of a football program on young people's peer, prosocial and cross-cultural relationships
Take a look at this new evidence of the benefits of a Football United, a sport-for-development program multicultural children in Sydney.
Sport New Zealand (New Zealand) - Strategy Document
528. Sport and Recreation in the Lives of Young New Zealanders
This report and infographic provide important information about the sport and recreation activities young people in New Zealand take part in, as well as what they would like to do.
European Commission (Belgium) - Strategy Document
522. Sport education in European schools: compulsory but less important than other subjects
Physical education is a compulsory subject at school but is commonly perceived as being less important than other subjects, according to a new European Commission report on sport education in 30 European countries.
Department of Health; GfK NOP Social Research (United Kingdom) - Policy Document
517. Lifecourse tracker: wave 1 Spring 2012: Interim summary report
This report is based on the first of a series of bi-annual surveys evaluating the England Department of Health (DH) Social Marketing strategy, tracking core health behaviours including physical activity.
Every Body Walk! (United States) - Website
520. Every Body Walk!
Every Body Walk! is a campaign aimed at getting Americans up and moving.
Public Health England (United Kingdom) - Strategy Document
516. Health Impact of Physical Inactivity (HIPA)
The HIPI has been developed by Public Health England to estimate how many cases of certain diseases could be prevented in each local authority in England, if the population aged 40-79 were to engage in recommended amounts of physical activity.
Lahjibi E, Heude B, Dekker JM, Højlund K, Laville M, Nolan J, Oppert JM, Balkau B; the RISC Study Group (France) - Research Article
512. Impact of objectively measured sedentary behaviour on changes in insulin resistance and secretion over 3years in the RISC study: Interaction with weight gain
Learn more about how sedentary behaviour affects insulin resistance in this new European study.
Louise L Hardy, Lisa Barnett, Paola Espinel, Anthony Okely (Australia) - Research Article
513. Thirteen-Year Trends in Child and Adolescent Fundamental Movement Skills: 1997-2010
Take a look at trends in fundamental movement skills among school children across NSW using data from the Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS).
New Zealand Ministry of Health (Australia) - Guideline
511. Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People (aged 65 years and over)
The New Zealand Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People aged 65 years and over gives five key recommendations to help live longer, healthier lives such as "aim to do three sessions of flexibility and balance activities, and two sessions of muscle-strengthening activities per week."
Lina Engelen, Anita C. Bundy, Geraldine Naughton, Judy M. Simpson, Adrian Bauman, Jo Ragen, Louise Baur, Shirley Wyver, Paul Tranter, Anita Niehues, Wendy Schiller, Gabrielle Perry, Glenda Jessup, Hidde P. van der Ploeg (Australia) - Research Article
497. Increasing physical activity in young primary school children — it's child's play: A cluster randomised controlled trial
Read about how an innovative intervention in schools achieved increases in physical activity in break times.
Partnership for a Healthier America (United States) - Policy Document
503. Partnership for a Healthier America First Progress Report
The Partnership for a Healthier America has released its first report on private sector progress in childhood obesity efforts.
Active Living Research (United States) - Strategy Document
505. Reaching the Goal of 60 Minutes of Physical Activity for Children
This study estimates the number of minutes in physical activity that different approaches, such as walking or biking to schools, increasing physical education time, or having access to parks, could provide for children.
British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (United Kingdom) - Guideline
496. Interpreting the physical activity guidelines for children
This booklet from the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health will help anyone working with children and young people to use the Government’s physical activity guidelines.
Bunde-Birouste A., Nathan S., McCarroll B., Kemp L., Shwe T., Grand Ortega M. (Australia) - Research Article
485. Playing for change – improving young Australian migrant’s lives through football
This report includes Football United impacts measured through the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded study, conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and other Football United monitoring and evaluation (M & E) results.
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (United States) - Strategy Document
487. Too Much Sitting: Health Risks of Sedentary Behaviour and Opportunities for Change
Read the latest facts around sedentary behaviour in this Research Digest from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, including MET values for different types of activities and daily time allocations of sedentary people.
Alberta Centre for Active Living (Canada) - Strategy Document
486. How Can Parents Increase Children’s Physical Activity?
Read this article from Canada which points to relevant research and offers suggestions to parents about how they may be able to increase their children’s participation in physical activity.
Takemi Sugiyama, Ding Ding, Neville Owen (Australia) - Research Article
484. Commuting by Car: Weight Gain Among Physically Active Adults
Find out whether commuting by car was associated with adults' weight gain over 4 years in this Adelaide study.
Rodrigo S. Reis, Adriano A.F. Hino, Diana C. Parra, Pedro C. Hallal, Ross C. Brownson (Brazil) - Research Article
483. Bicycling and Walking for Transportation in Three Brazilian Cities
This study describes the prevalence of cycling and walking for transportation and their association with personal and environmental factors in adults from three state capitals in Brazil.
Alberta Centre for Active Living (Canada) - Strategy Document
479. How Effective are Web-Based Programs in Increasing Physical Activity?
This article presents research findings and insights about the effectiveness of web-based programs in increasing physical activity levels in adults.
Mayor of London (United Kingdom) - Policy Document
477. Shaping neighbourhoods: Play and informal recreation supplementary planning guidance
This guidance from the Mayor of London gives practical advice about how to create spaces for play in new developments in urban areas for young people.
Sport England (United Kingdom) - Epidemiological Report
481. Active People Survey 6
Take a look at results from this survey showing a statistically significant increase in sports participation at least once a week for 30 minutes at moderate intensity since 2010/11 with over 750,000 more adults participating.
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (Canada) - Guideline
475. Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines
This 32-page booklet includes all eight of the Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, plus sample log books with examples of ways to incorporate regular physical activity.
Steven C. Moore, Alpa V. Patel, Charles E. Matthews, Amy Berrington de Gonzalez, Yikyung Park, Hormuzd A. Katki, Martha S. Linet, Elisabete Weiderpass, Kala Visvanathan, Kathy J. Helzlsouer, Michael Thun, Susan M. Gapstur, Patricia Hartge, I-Min Lee (United States) - Research Article
473. Leisure Time Physical Activity of Moderate to Vigorous Intensity and Mortality: A Large Pooled Cohort Analysis
Read about the importance of the intensity of physical activity in evidence from a number of large scale studies combined.
Gregg L. Furie, Mayur M. Desai (United States) - Research Article
472. Active Transportation and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in U.S. Adults
Take a look at strong evidence for the benefits of active transport in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Andrea Nathan, Gavin Pereira, Sarah Foster, Paula Hooper, Dick Saarloos and Billie Giles-Corti (Australia) - Research Article
470. Access to commercial destinations within the neighbourhood and walking among Australian older adults
Learn about the influences of walking destinations for older adults in this study from Perth.
Active Healthy Kids Canada (Canada) - Guideline
468. Active Healthy Kids Canada Position on Active Video Games
In response to multiple queries for expert opinion on active video games, Active Healthy Kids Canada undertook a rigorous and transparent scientific process to develop this Position.
Richard A. Wittberg, Karen L. Northrup, and Lesley A. Cottrell (United States) - Research Article
465. Children’s Aerobic Fitness and Academic Achievement: A Longitudinal Examination of Students During Their Fifth and Seventh Grade Years
This study from West Virginia in the U.S. examined potential differences in academic achievement based on aerobic fitness over a 2-year period in a large sample of 1725 children, discovering longitudinal evidence in congruence with previous cross-sectional studies.
Jizzo R. Bosdriesz, Margot I. Witvliet, Tommy L.S. Visscher, Anton E. Kunst (Netherlands) - Research Article
455. The influence of the macro-environment on physical activity: a multilevel analysis of 38 countries worldwide
This study examined the associations between macro-level environmental attributes and physical activity in 38 countries using data from the World Health Survey.
Diego A.S. Silva, Karen G. Peres, Antonio F. Boing, David A. González-Chica, Marco A. Peres (Brazil) - Research Article
456. Clustering of risk behaviors for chronic noncommunicable diseases: A population-based study in southern Brazil
The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and identify factors associated with simultaneous riskbehaviors for chronicnoncommunicable diseases in adults in asouthern capital in Brazil.
Justine E. Leavy, Michael Rosenberg, Adrian E. Bauman, Fiona C. Bull, Billie Giles-Corti, Trevor Shilton, Clover Maitland, Rosanne Barnes (Australia) - Research Article
450. Effects of Find Thirty every day®: Cross-Sectional Findings From a Western Australian Population-Wide Mass Media Campaign, 2008-2010
Take a look at new evidence of the effectiveness of WA's mass media campaign.
Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Helen Skouteris, Louise Hardy, Christine Halse (Australia) - Research Article
451. The associations between TV viewing, food intake, and BMI. A prospective analysis of data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Find out more about the links between sedentary behaviour and weight in children in new Australian longitudinal data.
Qi Sun, Ling Shi, Jennifer Prescott, Stephanie E. Chiuve, Frank B. Hu, Immaculata De Vivo, Meir J. Stampfer, Paul W. Franks, JoAnn E. Manson, Kathryn M. Rexrode (United States) - Research Article
448. Healthy Lifestyle and Leukocyte Telomere Length in U.S. Women
Learn more about how physical activity affects telomeres and their association with anti-ageing.
Brad Metcalf, William Henley, Terence Wilkin (United Kingdom) - Research Article
447. Effectiveness of intervention on physical activity of children: systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials with objectively measured outcomes (EarlyBird 54)
Read the latest scientific review evidence on the effectiveness of physical activity interventions.
Leigh Gabel, Nicole A. Proudfoot, Joyce Obeid, Maureen J. MacDonald, Steven R. Bray, John Cairney, and Brian W. Timmons (Canada) - Research Article
441. Step Count Targets Corresponding to New Physical Activity Guidelines for the Early Years
See how pedometer step count targets related to the new Canadian physical activity guidelines for pre-schoolers.
Debora Rizzuto, Nicola Orsini, Chengxuan Qiu, Hui-Xin Wang, Laura Fratiglioni (Sweden) - Research Article
439. Lifestyle, social factors, and survival after age 75: population based study
Learn about what health factors how increase longevity in this new study from Sweden.
Blythe J. O'Hara, Philayrath Phongsavan, Kamalesh Venugopal, Elizabeth G. Eakin, Dianne Eggins, Hugh Caterson, Lesley King, Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Marion Haas, Adrian E. Bauman (Australia) - Research Article
440. Effectiveness of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®: Translational research with population wide impact
Find out about the successes of the 6-month telephone-based coaching campaign Get Healthy.
British Medical Journal (Nigeria) - Newsletter
437. Physical inactivity in Nigeria: Part 1
Read about the problem of physical inactivity in Nigeria in this blog from a GP, published on the British Medical Journal website.
Blake JJ, Benden ME, Wendel ML (United States) - Research Article
434. Using Stand/Sit Workstations in Classrooms: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Study in Texas
Take a look at this innovative studies which measured the effects of stand/sit desks in schools.
Rahma Ajja, Michael W. Beets, Jennifer Huberty, Andrew T. Kaczynski, Dianne S. Ward (United States) - Research Article
435. The Healthy Afterschool Activity and Nutrition Documentation Instrument
Learn about this new tool for recording physical activity and nutritional intake during after-school programs.
Glazer NL, Lyass A, Esliger DW, Blease SJ, Freedson PS, Massaro JM, Murabito JM, Vasan RS (United States) - Research Article
436. Sustained and Shorter Bouts of Physical Activity are Related to Cardiovascular Health
Examine the health effects of bouts of physical activity of less than 10 minutes.
Sharon E. Taverno Ross, Lori A. Francis, Rhonda Z. BeLue, Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes (United States) - Research Article
431. Associations Between Physical Activity and Overweight Among U.S. Youth by Immigrant Generation: Results From the 2007 National Survey of Children‘s Health
Explore differences in physical activity and obesity levels in young people and their parents across immigrant generations in the USA.
Annette Dobson, Osvaldo Almeida, Wendy Brown, Julie Byles, Leon Flicker, Janni Leung, Derrick Lopez, Kieran McCaul, Deirdre McLaughlin, Graeme Hankey (Australia) - Research Article
433. Impact of behavioural risk factors on death within 10 years for women and men in their 70s: absolute risk charts
Learn about the effects of multiple unhealthy lifestyle risk factors in older Australians.
Rhian E. Evans, Henrietta O. Fawole, Stephanie A. Sheriff, Philippa M. Dall, P. Margaret Grant, Cormac G. Ryan (United States) - Research Article
432. Point-of-Choice Prompts to Reduce Sitting Time at Work
Find out how the presence of point-of-decision prompts to break up sedentary behaviour affected office workers in this intervention.
Active Living Research (United States) - Guideline
430. Factsheet: Do All Children Have Places to be Active?
Learn about physical activity disparities amongst ethnic and racial minorities and lower income communities.
Herman Pontzer, David A. Raichlen, Brian M. Wood, Audax Z. P. Mabulla, Susan B. Racette, Frank W. Marlowe (United States) - Research Article
413. Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity
This paper on the energy expenditure in Hunter Gather populations compares them with farmers and with western developed populations. The study is by a group of anthropologists from the USA. They measured the Hadza people, a Hunter Gather population in Northern Tanzania. This important work examines total energy expenditure (TEE) and possible reasons for obesity in industrialised society where energy expenditure is less than energy intake is greater.
Keith M. Drake, Michael L. Beach, Meghan R. Longacre, Todd MacKenzie, Linda J. Titus, Andrew G. Rundle, Madeline A. Dalton (United States) - Research Article
414. Influence of Sports, Physical Education, and Active Commuting to School on Adolescent Weight Status
In this new study from the U.S., the influence of different types of physical activity on the weight of adolescents was examined, finding sports to be strong strongly associated with weight, as well as active commuting.
Active Living Research (United States) - Strategy Document
427. Supporting Physical Activity Outside of School Time
Find out ways to promote physical activity out of school in this Active Living Research Factsheet.
Charlotte McKercher, Michael D. Schmidt, Kristy Sanderson, Terence Dwyer, Alison J. Venn (Australia) - Research Article
415. Physical Activity and Depressed Mood in Primary and Secondary School-children
This study investigates whether a direct link exists between physical activity and depression amongst children.
Louise L. Hardy, Tracie Reinten-Reynolds, Paola Espinel, Avigdor Zask, and Anthony D. Okely (Australia) - Research Article
416. Prevalence and Correlates of Low Fundamental Movement Skill Competency in Children
Read about the biological and sociodemographic factors of children who have a low compentency of fundamental movement skills.
Sport England (United Kingdom) - Epidemiological Report
420. Sport England’s Active People Survey
Read about the rise in sports participation as England prepares for the Olympic Games.
Children and Nature Network (United States) - Strategy Document
423. Green Environments are Essential to Children's Health
Take a look at why children benefit from contact with the outdoors and nature.
Ian Cook (South Africa) - Research Article
387. Debate. How should steps per day be reported--a proposal using data from Africa
Take a look at physical activity levels in Africa measured using pedometers.
Government of Western Australia (Australia) - Website
393. Live Lighter WA
LiveLighter is a new Australian initiative which aims to encourage adults to lead healthier lifestyles.
Alberta Center for Active Living (Canada) - Guideline
392. Pedometer Information Sheet for Adults
Read these useful guidelines for using pedometers to track physical activity.
Paul Branscum and Manoj Sharma (United States) - Research Article
385. After-school based obesity prevention interventions: a comprehensive review of the literature
Find out whether after-school programs are effective in prevention obesity.
S. W. Ng and B. M. Popkin (United States) - Research Article
386. Time use and physical activity: a shift away from movement across the globe
See how time use patterns have changed in recent decades in the U.S., UK, India, China and Brazil.
National Obesity Observatory (United Kingdom) - Guideline
389. TV viewing and obesity in children and young people
Take a look at this fact sheet on the links between TV viewing and obesity in young people.
Bonnie Spring et al. (United States) - Research Article
380. Multiple Behavior Changes in Diet and Activity A RCT Using Mobile Technology
Find out how diet and physical activity improved in this intervention using remote health coaching.
Palma Chillón et al. (Sweden) - Research Article
381. Bicycling to school is associated with improvements in physical fitness over a 6-year follow-up
Take a look at this study featuring long-term physical improvements from an active commuting intervention in Swedish children
Play England (United Kingdom) - Strategy Document
384. A world without play: A literature review
This review examine the effects of a lack of play on children’s lives and the importance of providing good-quality play opportunities to children, their families and their communities.
PANORG, University of Sydney (Australia) - Strategy Document
379. Evidence update on obesity prevention; Across the life-course
This Evidence Update, prepared by PANORG at the University of Sydney provides a summary of evidence on the prevention of overweight and obesity.
TY Warren et al (United States) - Research Article
372. Sedentary Behaviours Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Men
The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between two sedentary behaviors (riding in car and watching television) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in men in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study.
BHF National Centre for Physical Activity & Health (United Kingdom) - Policy Document
196. BHFNC sedentary behaviour evidence briefing
Take a look at this new sedentary behaviour briefing from the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health in the UK.
Dylan P. Cliff etal (Australia) - Research Article
377. Movement Skills and Physical Activity in Obese Children: Randomized Controlled Trial
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Hunter Illawarra Kids Challenge Using Parent Support physical activity program in overweight children.
Nicolla Fairhall et al (Australia) - Research Article
373. Dose-Response Relationship of Resistance Training in Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis
This systematic review by Steib and colleagues aimed to synthesise the best available evidence comparing the effectiveness of different types, intensities, frequencies, volumes and durations of resistance training on strength and functioning in older adults.
Beenackers M. A, Foster S, Kamphuis C. B, et al. (Australia) - Research Article
194. Taking up cycling after residential relocation: Built Environment Factors
Learn about the latest evidence from the RESIDE project in Perth.
Charlotte McKercher, Michael D. Schmidt, Kristy Sanderson, Terence Dwyer and Alison J. Venn (Australia) - Research Article
413. Physical activity and depressed mood in primary and secondary school-children
This study investigates whether a direct link exists between physical activity and depression amongst children.
Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) (Kenya) - Case Study
192. Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)
Read about a sport-for-development program in Kenya.
Camilla Hiul Suppli et al. (Denmark) - Research Article
187 Low vigorous physical activity at ages 15, 19 and 27:childhood SEP modifies the tracking pattern
Take a look at new research on the tracking of physical activity and socio-economic position.
Department of Sport and Recreation (Australia) - Website
187. Kidsport - $20M Project to get children 5-18 years into recreation organisations and sport club
KidSport will make it possible for Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. KidSport will allow eligible youth aged 5-18 years to apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees. The fees will go directly to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project through their participating local government. See http://clubsonline.dsr.wa.gov.au/kidsport
Cycling Promotion Fund (Australia) - Website
140. 2010 Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards
The 10th Annual Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards were held at Old Parliament House in Canberra on 21 March 2012. The Key Note Address was delivered by The Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, with addresses from Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services and the Greens Spokesman for Transport. The Awards also featured the launch of the survey results of a joint CPF and National Heart Foundation survey of children’s participation in cycling to school.
Sustrans (United Kingdom) - Website
156. Free Range Kids
Free Range Kids are children and young people who experience freedom from their front door. They have the confidence to travel independently, play outdoors and explore their local community, and have the skills, opportunities and support to do so safely. As a charity promoting travel by foot, bike and public transport for everyday journeys, a key area of Sustrans work has been to reverse the decline in the levels of walking and cycling to school and beyond, making it easier for kids to be out and about and active.
World Heart Foundation (Switzerland) - Guideline
151. WHF factsheets
Working with members and partners involved in the “Kids on the Move” project, the World Heart Federation has produced four fact sheets to help members make the case for promoting healthy diet and physical activity as a priority for policy, school curricula, and community activity.
Alberta Centre for Active Living (Canada) - Website
144. Physical Activity Counselling Toolkit
Physical Activity Counselling Toolkit resources are written in plain language, and are intended to widen the choice of resources available to practitioners. Practitioners will find the resources to be of practical assistance when working with clients and are also available in French and Punjabi. The practitioners clearly identified a real and increasing need for appropriate resources or tools that would help them do physical activity counselling, especially in health care settings.
I. De Bourdeaudhuij et al (Australia) - Research Article
1. Are physical activity interventions equally effective in adolescents
The aim was to study whether physical activity (PA) interventions in European teenagers are equally effective in adolescents of low versus high socio-economic status (SES).
Trina Hinkley et al (Australia) - Research Article
67. Preschoolers' Physical Activity, Screen Time and Compliance with Recommendations
Little evidence exists about the prevalence of adequate levels of physical activity and of appropriate screen-based entertainment in preschool children.This study investigates how much time preschool children spend being physically active and engaged in screen-based entertainment.
Australian Sports Commisssion (Australia) - Research Article
134. Exercise Recreation and Sport Survey
The Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS) was a joint initiative of the Australian Sports Commission and State and Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation, conducted on an annual basis between 2001 and 2010. This presents results from the tenth annual ERASS data collection in 2010.
Josephine Y. Chau et al (Australia) - Research Article
48. Validity of the Occupational Sitting and Physical Activity Questionnaire (OSPAQ)
Sitting at work is an emerging occupational health risk. Few instruments designed for use in population-based research measure occupational sitting and standing as distinct behaviors. This study aimed to develop and validate brief measure of occupational sitting and physical activity.
Matthew D. Hordern et al (Australia) - Research Article
45. Exercise prescription for patients with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and pre-diabetic conditions such as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and/or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) are rapidly increasing in prevalence. There is compelling evidence that T2DM is more likely to develop in individuals who are insufficiently active.
be active WA (Australia) - Guideline
196. It's Your Move! Getting Students Active
Schools are in an ideal position to provide physical activity opportunities for children and help them develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living. A whole-school approach will help students be more physically active, more motivated to study and better able to benefit from the learning programs.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
174. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth.
This article provides an overview of the demographic characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth. Data presented are drawn from a range of sources and provide context for the other articles in this series which focus on aspects of wellbeing.
The topics covered in this article include:
Size and age structure in 2006
Where children and youth live
Fertility and mortality
Ara I et al (Spain) - Research Article
30. Physical fitness and obesity are associated in a dose-dependent manner in children
This article aims to analyze the relationships between physical fitness, lifestyle-related factors, and obesity in a large population of children. An inverse relationship between physical fitness levels and the risk of being overweight/obese was found inasmuch as children with higher physical fi
Louise Baur (Australia) - Research Article
195. Broad range of prevention efforts need to target obesity in children
Effective prevention, as well as treatment, are necessary if we are to respond appropriately to the problem of child and adolescent obesity.
Both effective prevention of obesity, as well as treatment of those already affected by it, are necessary if we are to respond appropriately to the problem of child and adolescent obesity.
There are a range of potential solutions, but perhaps the biggest challenge is summoning the political will to address them.
Walk21 (Australia) - Case Study
199. Making Walking Count in Canberra
This report presents the findings of a survey conducted for the Australian Capital Territory Government,by the international organisation Walk21, to ascertain an understanding of walkability in Canberra and the attitudes of the citizens of Canberra to walking.
Outdoors Alliance for Kids (United States) - Policy Document
202. US Healthy Kids Outdoors Act
The Healthy Kids Outdoors Act will support state, local and federal strategies to connect youth and families with the natural world, improve children’s health and support future economic growth and conservation efforts. This legislation will help get Americans active outdoors through natural play; outdoor recreation such as camping, hiking, hunting and fishing; public health initiatives; outdoor learning environments; service learning and other initiatives.
NSW Ministry of Health (Australia) - Research Article
206. NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) 2010: Full Report
The NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) 2010: full report provides in detail the methods, findings and tools used for SPANS 2010. It is the fourth in a series of school-based surveys of NSW school students and provides valuable trend information on the weight status and associated behaviours of a representative sample of 8,100 NSW school students in Years K, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10, conducted in Term 1, 2010.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Research Article
204. Australian Social Trends Sport and Physical Recreation
This article looks at the rates of participation in sport and physical recreation across Australia for people aged 15 years and over, by selected characteristics and by selected activities. The article also looks at Australians who had reported low or no exercise and who would therefore not be meeting the National Physical Activity Guidelines
Séverine Sabia et al (France) - Research Article
70. Effect of Intensity and Type of Physical Activity on Mortality
This reseach examined the association of intensity and type of physical activity with mortality. It assessed the duration of physical activity by intensity level and type in 7456 men and women from the Whitehall II Study by questionnaire in 1997-1999 and 5 years later.
World Health Organization (Denmark) - Guideline
191. WHO Good Practice Appraisal Tool for obesity prevention programmes
This report gives a description of the good practice tool for obesity prevention programmes and describes its development and use. To identify good practice, a tool has been developed to evaluate good practice elements of the planning, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of programmes that can target children, adolescents or adults as well as be nationally, regionally or locally initiated in community, school or workplace settings.
M. Tremblay et al (Canada) - Research Article
71. Systematic review of sedentary behaviour and health indicators in school-aged children and youth
Accumulating evidence suggests that, independent of physical activity levels, sedentary behaviours are associated with increased risk of cardio-metabolic disease, all-cause mortality, and a variety of physiological and psychological problems.
Kimberly Horn et al (United States) - Research Article
77. Effects of Physical Activity on Teen Smoking Cessation
The objective of this study was to understand the influence of physical activity on teen smoking-cessation outcomes.
Andrew J. Atkin et al (United Kingdom) - Research Article
82. Non-Occupational Sitting and Mental Well-Being in Employed Adults
Emerging evidence suggests that sedentary behaviour may be adversely associated with physical health, but few studies have examined the association with mental well-being. This study examined the association of four non-occupational sedentary behaviours with mental well-being.
Roma Robertson et al (Australia) - Research Article
79. Recommendations by Queensland GPs to be more physically active
The objective of this research was to ascertain the extent to which general practitioners in Queensland recommend physical activity to their patients, the types of patients they target, types of activities they suggest and how patients respond to the recommendations.
K. Jolly et al (United Kingdom) - Research Article
78. Comparison of range of commercial or primary care led weight reduction programmes
The objective of this study was to to assess the effectiveness of a range of weight management programmes in terms of weight loss.
Rachel C. Shelton et al (United States) - Research Article
10. The Association Between Social Factors and Physical Activity Among Low-Income Adults
This articles seeks to examine the association between structural, functional, and normative social factors and physical activity among urban, low-income, racially/ethnically diverse adults
Paul T Williams (United States) - Research Article
72. Exercise Attenuates the Association of Body Weight with Diet in 106,737 Runners
The high prevalence of obesity in Western societies has been attributed in part to high-fat low-CHO food consumption. However, people have also become less active, and inactivity may have increased the risk for weight gain from poor dietary choices.
Beth P. Hands et al (Australia) - Research Article
42. The associations between physical activity, screen time and weight from 6 to 14 yrs
To examine the strength and direction of the relationship between physical activity level, screen use and BMI in a cohort at ages 6, 8, 10 and 14 yrs as part of a prospective longitudinal cohort study.
Lauren A Waters et al (Australia) - Research Article
13. Characteristics of control group participants who increased their physical activity
This study investigated which baseline demographic, health and behavioural characteristics were predictive of successful improvement in physical activity in usual care group participants recruited into a telephone-delivered physical activity and diet intervention trial.
Tuomas O Kilpelainen et al (United Kingdom) - Research Article
83. Physical Activity Attenuates the Influence of FTO Variants on Obesity Risk
The FTO gene harbors the strongest known susceptibility locus for obesity. While many individual studies have suggested that physical activity (PA) may attenuate the effect of FTO on obesity risk, other studies have not been able to confirm this interaction.
Genevieve N. Healy et al (United States) - Epidemiological Report
14. Sedentary time and cardio-metabolic biomarkers in US adults: NHANES 2003–06
Prolonged sedentary time is ubiquitous in developed economies and is associated with an adverse cardio-metabolic risk profile and premature mortality.
Department of Health Western Australia (Australia) - Website
183. New Get on Track Challenge
The Get On Track Challenge is a free, fun and motivating team-based physical activity and healthy eating program for all WA adults. The site aims to organise a workplace challenge to boost the health of staff for large or small organisations.
D. Merom et al (Australia) - Research Article
75. Changes in active travel of school children from 2004 to 2010 in New South Wales, Australia
The purpose of this research was to describe changes in mode of commuting to school among Australia students between 2004 and 2010 and in relation to body mass index (BMI) and cardio respiratory fitness.
Michel Lucas et al (United States) - Research Article
80. Relation Between Clinical Depression Risk and Physical Activity and Time Spent Watch Television
Although physical activity (PA) has been inversely associated with depressive symptoms, it is not clear whether regular PA and television watching are associated with clinical depression risk.
A. Bauman et al (Australia) - Research Article
76. "Where have all the bicycles gone?"
The objective of this research was to explore whether the reported increase in bicycle sales in Australia is corroborated by increases in numbers of cyclists.
Jeff K. Vallance et al (Canada) - Research Article
59. Associations of objectively-assessed physical activity and sedentary time with depression
Studies provide conflicting evidence for the protective effects of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity on depression. Recent evidence suggests that sedentary behaviors may also be associated with depression.
Department of Health (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
171. Health and Wellbeing of Western Australian Adults 2010
The WA Department of Health released its summary of adult data from the Health and Wellbeing Surveillance Survey (HWSS) on 16 July 2011. The HWSS is a continuous data collection system which was developed by the Department of Health to monitor the health and wellbeing of Western Australians. This report presents what WA adults aged 16 years and over were saying about their health and wellbeing in 2010.
IOC (Switzerland) - Strategy Document
182. IOC Consensus Statement on Health & Fitness of Children through PA and Sport
The document defines the health consequences of inactivity; it identifies the determinants of sports participation and drop-outs, and provides recommendations on potential solutions and global partnerships. The ultimate purpose of this scientific effort is to improve the health and fitness of young people throughout the world, thereby decreasing the morbidity and mortality deriving from non-communicable diseases.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
175. Physical Activity in Australia: A Snapshot, 2007-08
Provides a brief overview of the physical activity levels of people aged 18 years and over in Australia, using data from the 2007-08 ABS National Health Survey. It includes information on a range of characteristics which may influence a person's physical activity levels, as well as the long-term health risks associated with physical inactivity.
Dominique A Cadilhac et al (Australia) - Research Article
15. The economic benefits of reducing physical inactivity: An Australian example.
Physical inactivity has major impacts on health and productivity. Our aim was to estimate the health and economic benefits of reducing the prevalence of physical inactivity in the 2008 Australian adult population.
WHO (Switzerland) - Policy Document
131. United Nations General Assembly on NCDs
This is only the second time in the history of the UN that the General Assembly meets on a health issue (the last issue was AIDS). The aim is for countries to adopt a concise, action-oriented outcome document that will shape the global agendas for generations to come.
E Webb et al (United Kingdom) - Research Article
69. Free bus passes, use of public transport and obesity among older people in England
All residents of England aged 60 years and older became entitled to free travel on local buses on 1 April 2006. This study examines the impact of this policy on public transport use, a mode of active transport and levels of obesity.
Justine E Leavy et al (Australia) - Research Article
68. Physical activity mass media campaigns and their evaluation
Internationally, mass media campaigns to promote regular moderate-intensity physical activity have increased recently. Evidence of mass media campaign effectiveness exists in other health areas, however the evidence for physical activity is limited.
Jared P. Reis et al (United States) - Research Article
81. Lifestyle factors and risk for new-onset diabetes. A population-based cohort study
Epidemiologic data on the combined influence of several lifestyle factors on diabetes risk are rare, particularly among older adults. The objective was to examine how combinations of lifestyle risk factors relate to the 11-year risk for incident diabetes.
B. Kelly et al (Australia) - Research Article
73. "Food company sponsors are kind, generous and cool": (Mis)conceptions of junior sports players
Children's exposure to unhealthy food marketing influences their food knowledge, preferences and consumption. Sport sponsorship by food companies is widespread and industry investment in this marketing is increasing.
Chi Pang Wen et al (Taiwan) - Research Article
62. Minimum amount of physical activity for reduced mortality and extended life expectancy
The health benefits of leisure-time physical activity are well known, but whether less exercise than the recommended 150 min a week can have life expectancy benefits is unclear. We assessed the health benefits of a range of volumes of physical activity in a Taiwanese population.
Paul D. Loprinzi et al (United States) - Research Article
64. Association Between Objectively-Measured Physical Activity and Sleep, NHANES 2005-2006
Epidemiological studies examining the association between physical activity and sleep have relied on self-report measures of physical activity and have primarily been conducted in older adults.
DA Crawford et al (Australia) - Research Article
63. Home and neighbourhood correlates of BMI among children living in socioeconomically disadvantage
A detailed understanding of the underlying drivers of obesity-risk behaviours is needed to inform prevention initiatives, particularly for individuals of low socioeconomic position who are at increased risk of unhealthy weight gain.
Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport (Australia) - Guideline
302. Games Smart — a guide for schools (QLD)
Games Smart is a visual resource for fun and engaging physical activity. It has been specifically designed to provide primary school teachers with an easy to use visual resource that enables them to feel more confident and be more competent in delivering fun and engaging daily physical activity.
David Rojas-Rueda et al (Spain) - Research Article
61. The health risks and benefits of cycling in urban environments compared with car use
The objective was to estimate the risks and benefits to health of travel by bicycle, using a bicycle sharing scheme, compared with travel by car in an urban environment.
Neville Owen et al (Australia) - Research Article
57. Adults’ Sedentary Behavior: Determinants and Interventions
Research is now required on factors influencing adults' sedentary behaviors, and effective approaches to behavioral-change intervention must be identified. The strategies for influencing sedentary behavior will need to be informed by evidence on the most important modifiable behavioral determinants.
British Heart Foundation National Centre (United Kingdom) - Guideline
155. BHFNC Information booklets for early years practitioners
The UK Governments have recently published new physical activity guidelines. For the first time these include guidelines specifically for the under fives.
These information booklets are designed to give early years practitioners and health professionals help with using these guidelines effectively and to provide practical tips.
Stuart J H Biddle et al (United Kingdom) - Research Article
60. Physical activity and mental health in children and adolescents: a review of reviews
The objective was to synthesise reviews investigating physical activity and depression, anxiety, self-esteem and cognitive functioning in children and adolescents and to assess the association between sedentary behaviour and mental health by performing a brief review.
Health Promotion Board (Singapore) - Guideline
166. Singapore guidelines
The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Singapore provide practical guidance for apparently healthy adults and older adults on the types and volume of physical activities that prevent chronic disease, prolong life and enhance quality of life. The types of physical activity include lifestyle, aerobic and strength which can be performed in the domains of work, home, commuting or leisure time.
Department of Health (United Kingdom) - Guideline
146. New UK physical activity guidelines launched
New physical activity guidelines have been published by the four UK Chief Medical Officers, covering early years; children and young people; adults; and older adults.
This is the first time UK-wide physical activity guidelines have been produced and represents the first time guidelines have been produced in the UK for early years (under fives) as well as sedentary behaviour, for which there is now evidence that this is an independent risk factor for ill health.
Marie-Noël Vercambre et al (United States) - Research Article
65. Physical Activity and Cognition in Women With Vascular Conditions
Individuals with vascular disease or risk factors have substantially higher rates of cognitive decline, yet little is known about means of maintaining cognition in this group.
Heart Foundation (Australia) - Guideline
162. NSW Heart Foundation 10 Step Healthy Workplace Guide
To assist businesses to improve the health of their employees, the Heart Foundation, Cancer Council NSW and the Physical Activity, Nutrition & Obesity Research Group (PANORG) from the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, have collaborated to develop a practical, evidence based ten step guide.
Thomas A. Wadden et al (United States) - Research Article
74. Four-Year Weight Losses in the Look AHEAD Study: Factors Associated With Long-Term Success
This report provides a further analysis of the year 4 weight losses in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study and identifies factors associated with long-term success.
Anne Kouvonen et al (Poland) - Research Article
58. Social support and the likelihood of maintaining and improving levels of physical activity
Evidence on the association between social support and leisure time physical activity (LTPA) is scarce and mostly based on cross-sectional data with different types of social support collapsed into a single index.
Erica A. Hinckson et al (New Zealand) - Research Article
55. School Travel Plans: Preliminary Evidence for Changing School-Related Travel Patterns
In New Zealand, the School Travel Plan (STP) program was developed to increase school-related active travel rates and decrease traffic congestion. Preliminary findings suggest that the STP program may be successful in creating mode shift changes to favor school-related active travel.
Peter Kremer et al (Australia) - Guideline
132. CO-OPS Collaboration new recommendations for establishing a childhood obesity monitoring system
The Collaboration of Community-based Obesity Prevention Sites (CO-OPS Collaboration) has released new recommendations for establishing a childhood obesity monitoring system.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
160. Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011
This report is the fourth in a series of national statistical reports on young people aged 12-24 years, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It provides the latest available information on how Australia's young people are faring according to a set of national indicators of health and wellbeing.
D Mozaffarian et al (United States) - Research Article
54. Changes in diet and lifestyle and long-term weight gain in women and men
Specific dietary and other lifestyle behaviors may affect the success of the straightforward-sounding strategy “eat less and exercise more” for preventing long-term weight gain.
Catrine Tudor-Locke et al (United States) - Research Article
51. Patterns of adult stepping cadence in the 2005–2006 NHANES
Laboratory studies of adult walking behavior have consistently found that a cadence of 100 steps/min is a reasonable threshold for moderate intensity. The purpose of this study was to determine cadence patterns in free-living adults, and in particular, time spent at increasing cadence increments.
Kim Jose et al (Australia) - Research Article
46. Childhood and adolescent predictors of leisure time physical activity
Few studies have investigated factors that influence physical activity behavior during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. This study explores the associations of sociodemographic, behavioral, sociocultural, attitudinal and physical factors with physical activity behavior.
Nicola D Ridgers et al (Australia) - Research Article
43. Five-year changes in school recess and lunchtime
The purpose was to investigate the longitudinal changes in children's recess and lunchtime physical activity levels and in the contribution of recess and lunchtime to daily physical activity levels over 5 years among 5–6- and 10–12-year olds.
Australian Sports Commission (Australia) - Strategy Document
126. Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program
The Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program will provide grants to support the costs associated with community sport around Australia. The grants will create opportunities for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds to engage with sport and physical activity.
Hayley Christian et al (Australia) - Research Article
44. The influence of the built environment, social environment and health behaviors
The objective was to examine the individual, behavioral, social and built environment correlates of body mass index (BMI) in an Australian adult population. Whilst evidence mounts of built environment correlates to physical activity, translation of these effects on BMI remains elusive.
Craig, C. L. et al (Canada) - Research Article
220. Descriptive epidemiology of youth pedometer-determined physical activity: CANPLAY
Objective measurement with body worn instrumentation is a preferred and increasingly common way to gather information about young people's physical activity. Measured samples have been typically small and recruited through schools. The purpose of this article was to present the descriptive epidemiology of children and youth pedometer-determined physical activity on the basis of a large national sample.
Anne Tiedemann (Australia) - Guideline
40. Exercise and Sports Science Australia Position Statement on exercise and falls prevention
Falls affect a significant number of older Australians and present a major challenge to health care providers and health systems. The purpose of this statement is to inform and guide exercise practitioners and health professionals in the safe and effective prescription of exercise for older people.
Heart Foundation of Australia (Australia) - Newsletter
120. Go Red for Women campaign Healthy Heart Challenge
Go Red for Women is the Heart Foundation’s campaign that unites women in the fight against heart disease – helping to raise awareness of their risk and promote healthier choices.
NSW Department of Health (Australia) - Website
122. NSW Health active & healthy website
As part of the NSW Falls Prevention Program, this website not only provides information about exercises, but also about your health, making your home environment safe, what to do if you do have a fall, and home and lifestyle checklists to help you reduce your risk.
FIFA (Switzerland) - Website
121. Women's Football Resource Kit
FIFA hopes that this new publication will be useful for associations, administrators, players and coaches alike. The kit will help to arm those working day to day in football with the tools and practical knowledge to help them to achieve results.
Bamini Gopinath et al (Australia) - Research Article
33. Influence of Physical Activity and Screen Time on the Retinal Microvasculature in Young Children
It is not clear whether physical activity and sedentary behavior affect retinal microvascular caliber. We investigated associations among physical activity (outdoor and indoor sporting activities), sedentary behaviors (including screen time, television [TV] viewing, and computer and videogame usage)
Tim Olds et al (Australia) - Research Article
38. The Place of Physical Activity in the Time Budgets of 10- to 13-Year-Old Australian Children
Low physical activity has been associated with increased fatness and deceased fitness. This observational study aimed to describe the magnitude, composition, and time-distribution of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in Australian children.
National Obesity Observatory (United Kingdom) - Research Article
129. Knowledge and attitudes towards healthy eating and physical activity briefing paper
There is a range of data that describes people’s knowledge of and attitudes to
physical activity and healthy eating in England. The objective of this paper is to support public health practitioners who wish to gain a greater understanding of these issues.
PJ Morgan et al (Australia) - Research Article
8. Efficacy of a workplace-based weight loss program for overweight male shift workers
To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a workplace-based weightloss program (Workplace POWER-WP) for male shiftworkers. The WP program was feasible and efficacious and resulted in significant weightloss and improved health-related outcomes and behaviours in overweight male shiftworkers.
Department of Health and Aging (Australia) - Website
180. Swap It Don't Stop It
Healthy eating and getting active can help lose centimetres and prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases such as some cancers, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. There are some simple everyday changes people can make to get them on their way to a healthier lifestyle without losing all the things they love.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
112. AIHW Risk factors for cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease: Australian facts 2011 is the fourth in a series of national reports by the National Centre for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease, providing an overview of cardiovascular disease in Australia.
A Holtermann et al (Denmark) - Research Article
31. The health paradox of occupational and leisure-time physical activity
Occupational and leisure-time physical activity are considered to provide similar health benefits. The authors tested this hypothesis. The findings indicate opposing effects of occupational and leisure-time physical activity on global health.
Planet Ark (Australia) - Research Article
192. Climbing Trees: Getting Aussie Kids Back Outdoors
Planet Ark commissioned an independent study to investigate childhood interaction with nature and how this interaction is changing.
Department of Health and Ageing (Australia) - Guideline
111. Swap It Don't Stop It
Healthy eating and getting active can help you lose centimetres and prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases such as some cancers, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. There are some simple everyday changes you can make to get you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.
British Heart Foundation National Centre (United Kingdom) - Research Article
113. Physical activity patterns - children in England
This fact sheet pulls together all the latest statistics from sources such as the Health Survey for England and the National Travel Survey to provide a picture of how active children and young people in England are.
E Llargues et al (Spain) - Research Article
28. Assessment of a school-based intervention in eating habits and physical activity
Obesity has become a global public health problem, which also affects children. It has been proposed that the educational interventions during childhood could be a key strategy in the prevention of obesity.
Helen E Brown et al (Australia) - Research Article
11. Does Physical Activity Impact on Presenteeism and Other Indicators of Workplace Well-Being?
The term 'presenteeism' is a relatively new concept in workplace health, and has come to signify being at work despite poor health and performing below par. This article reviews evidence on the relationships between physical activity and employee well-being and presenteeism in the workplace.
Verity Cleland et al (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
2. A Longitudinal Study of the Family Physical Activity Environment and Physical Activity
Although the family environment is a potentially important influence on children's physical activity (PA), prospective data investigating these associations are lacking. This study aimed to examine the longitudinal relationship between the family environment and PA among youth.
Rachel Clark et al (Australia) - Guideline
128. Local government and obesity prevention : an evidence resource
This evidence resource has been developed specifically to assist those working in local government with policy and practice-level decisions broadly related to obesity prevention.
John R. Sirard et al (United States) - Research Article
9. Dog Ownership and Adolescent Physical Activity
Positive associations between dog ownership and adult health outcomes have been observed, but research involving youth is lacking. Dog ownership was associated with more physical activity among adolescents.
National Heart Foundation (Australia) - Research Article
96. The National Secondary Students Diet and Nutrition 2009/10
The National Secondary Student's Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey 2009-10 is jointly funded by the state Cancer Councils, Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation of Australia.
New South Wales Government (Australia) - Website
98. Healthy Kids website
The Healthy Kids website provides information, resources and ideas on physical activity and healthy eating for children and young people.
Jenny Veitch et al (Australia) - Research Article
66. Is the Neighbourhood Environment Associated with Sedentary Behaviour Outside of School Hours
Little is known about neighbourhood environments and children’s sedentary behaviour outside school hours. This study aims to examine the associations between public open spaces (POS), parent perceptions of the neighbourhood and children’s sedentary behaviours.
Australian Sports Commission (Australia) - Website
108. Australian Sports Commission’s Playing for Life Kit
More Australian children who are enrolled in outside of school hours care programs are set to benefit from the Australian Sports Commission’s successful Playing for Life Kit. The Playing for Life kit is part of the Australian Government’s Active After-school Communities (AASC) program.
Mark S. Tremblay et al (Canada) - Guideline
7. New Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEPhas developed the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Children (aged 5–11 years), Youth (aged 12–17 years), Adults (aged 18–64 years), and Older Adults (aged =65 years).
MS Tremblay et al (Canada) - Guideline
6. Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth
The Canadian Sedentary Behaviour guidelines include a preamble to provide context, followed by the specific recommendations for sedentary behaviour.
CSEP (Canada) - Guideline
94. New Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines
This webpage from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology contains a number of resources concerning the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and the Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines.
American Geriatrics Society (United States) - Guideline
95. AGS/BGS Clinical Practice Guideline : Prevention of Falls in Older Persons 2010
Contains Summary of Recommendations,Guideline, Preventing Serious Falls: Tips for Older Adults and Their Loved Ones, Patient Education Resources on Falls Prevention, Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of Falls.
Kim Anderson (Canada) - Research Article
100. Designed Playgrounds that Engage Children in Physical Activity and More
This article offers background information on the City of Edmonton’s experience with using a “design” approach for playground developments.
Active Living Foundation (United States) - Research Article
116. Potential of Safe, Secure and Accessible Playgrounds to Increase Children's Physical Activity
This brief summarizes research on playgrounds and how playgrounds impact physical activity
among children. For the purposes of this brief, a playground is defined as a small, publicly
owned, outdoor area that features play equipment and provides recreational physical activity
for younger children.
KI Erickson et al (United States) - Research Article
4. Exercise training increases size of hippocampus
The hippocampus shrinks in late adulthood, leading to impaired memory and increased risk for dementia. These theoretically important findings indicate that aerobic exercise training is effective at reversing hippocampal volume loss in late adulthood, which is accompanied by improved memory function.
David R Lubans et al (Australia) - Research Article
5. The relationship between active travel to school and health-related fitness
Active travel to school (ATS) has been identified as an important source of physical activity for youth. However, the relationship between ATS and health-related fitness (HRF) among youth remains unclear.
Bicycle Victoria (Australia) - Research Article
17. Whitepaper - On Your Bike! How office buildings can accommodate more cyclists
Ten per cent of all vehicles entering the Melbourne CBD in the morning peak are now bicycles and the total number is increasing by 20% each year. The implications of this for companies and the property sector are profound.
Centre for Multicultural Youth (Australia) - Guideline
87. Giving Communities a Sporting Chance: A Multicultural Resource Kit
Victoria is one of Australia’s most culturally diverse states. Around one in four Victorians were born overseas, or have at least one parent born overseas. This resource offers you practical strategies and resources to encourage greater participation in sport and recreation activities.
Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (United Kingdom) - Research Article
107. Experience of Sport and Physical Activity in Northern Ireland
The report presents data from the Continuous Household Survey (CHS), a Northern Ireland wide household survey administered by Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) Central Survey Unit. The survey provides a regular source of information on a wide range of social and economic issues.
Jo Salmon et al (Australia) - Research Article
19. A translational research intervention to reduce screen behaviours and promote physical activity
Translational or implementation research that assesses the effectiveness of strategies to promote health behaviours among children that have been previously tested under ‘ideal’ conditions is rarely reported. Switch-2-Activity aimed to examine the effectiveness of an abbreviated programme.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Research Article
89. Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation, Australia 2009-10
Contains details on the number and characteristics of people who participate in a range of sport and physical activities.
Arlene L. Hankinson et al (United States) - Research Article
20. Maintaining a High Physical Activity Level Over 20 Years and Weight Gain
Data supporting physical activity guidelines to prevent long-term weight gain are sparse, particularly during the period when the highest risk of weight gain occurs.
Be Active WA (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
370. WA Physical Activity Taskforce 2009 Adult Survey
The 2009 Physical Activity Adult Survey report provides an in depth analysis of the physical activity levels of Western Australian adults.
Luuk H Engbers et al (Netherlands) - Research Article
21. Characteristics of a population of commuter cyclists in the Netherlands
Daily cycling to work has been shown to improve physical performance and health in men and women. This article aims to contribute to a better understanding of the perceived barriers and facilitators of cyclists/non-cyclists and personal factors associated with commuter cycling.
David R Lubans et al (Australia) - Research Article
12. Fundamental Movement Skills in Children and Adolescents: Review of Associated Health Benefits
The mastery of fundamental movement skills (FMS) has been purported as contributing to children's physical, cognitive and social development and is thought to provide the foundation for an active lifestyle.
CR Richardson et al (United States) - Research Article
3. An online community improves adherence in an internet-mediated walking program. Part 1
Online communities that allow participants to communicate with each other by posting and reading messages may decrease participant attrition.
Tahna Pettman (Australia) - Case Study
119. eat well be active Community Programs - Final Report
Concern over the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children has resulted in the emergence of community-based obesity prevention initiatives. SA Health funded the eat well be active Community Programs (ewba) as a demonstration project of such an approach.
Department of Education Tasmania (Australia) - Website
364. Being active matters!
Being active matters! is a booklet written specifically for parents, about the importance of children being physically active right from birth. The booklet covers five fundamental motor skills and includes suggestions, tips and ideas to help families include more physical activity into the daily routine.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
368. Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities (CPCLA)
This publication compares results from the surveys of Children's Participation in Cultural
and Leisure Activities (CPCLA) conducted in April of 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009. While
the publication primarily provides information about the participation of children aged 5
to 14 years in cultural, sporting and other leisure activities, some information on children's use of the Internet is also presented.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
367. Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity
This publication presents results from the survey of Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity conducted in April 2010. It presents information on the number of persons aged 15 years and over who were involved in organised sport and physical activity over a 12 month period.
Irish Sports Council (Ireland) - Research Article
357. Ireland Children's Participation in Sport and Physical Activity Study
This major research study which provides a national database of physical activity, physical education and sport participation levels of children and youth in Ireland.
Kwon, S (United States) - Research Article
266. Associations of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Fatness With Cardiovascular Risk Factors
The U. S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) captures cross-sectional, nationally representative data on variables including fitness and weight status. This study used NHANES data to examine both the combined and independent effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and fatness on cardiovascular risk factors among adolescents aged 12-19, finding several risk factors to be associated with low fitness, independently of weight status.
Chau, Josephine Y. et al (Australia) - Research Article
258. Are workplace interventions to reduce sitting effective? A systematic review
Researchers from The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney and Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute collaborated to produce a set of systematic reviews examining [i] the association between occupational sitting and health outcomes, and [ii] to identify whether workplace interventions to reduce sitting are effective.
Biddle, Stuart J.H. et al (United Kingdom) - Research Article
248. Tracking of sedentary behaviors of young people: A systematic review
This review examines evidence of the tracking of sedentary behaviours from childhood and adolescence, demonstrating moderate levels of tracking into adulthood. Finding out about the tracking of sedentary behaviour is important for decision making around the most effective age groups to focus interventions to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour.
Sirriyeh, Reema et al (United Kingdom) - Research Article
223. Physical activity and adolescents: An exploratory randomized controlled trial
This study, an exploratory randomized control trial, tests the feasibility and acceptance of a novel intervention using different types of persuasive short messaging service (SMS) text messages in an attempt to increase physical activity levels amongst young adults (aged 16 – 19 years) over a two week period.
James Dollman et al (Australia) - Research Article
56. Physical activity and screen time behaviour in metropolitan, regional and rural adolescents
Activity levels among Australian adolescents show contrasting patterns of geographical differences to those found in Australian adults. Higher levels of free play among rural Australian adolescents may be due to more available space and less fear of traffic and stranger risks.
Department of Transport (Australia) - Strategy Document
340. Victoria Pedestrian Access Strategy
The Pedestrian Access Strategy sets out the Victorian Government’s vision for a more pedestrian-friendly transport system for Victorians. The aim of the strategy is to encourage more Victorians to walk, especially for short trips. The strategy establishes broad policy principles and the first steps to guide the Victorian Government’s investment in walking over the next 10 years – including infrastructure,planning and design, safety and behaviour change programs.
BHFNC (United Kingdom) - Website
344. BHFNC website
The aim of this site is to help keep professionals up-to-date with all the latest developments in the field of physical activity and health. The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) was established in April 2000 with funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Alberta Center for Active Living (United States) - Guideline
347. Team Approach Supports Adapted Physical Activity for Students with Disabilities
This article outlines how adapted physical activity consultants can lead or co-lead the creation and use of collaborative teams in school environments, in support of persons with disabilities. It also discusses some of the roles of each team member and offers best practices and other ideas to help the team work together.
Hardy, Louise et al (Australia) - Research Article
269. Munch and Move: evaluation of a preschool healthy eating and movement skill program
Findings from an evaluation of a low intensity physical activity and healthy eating intervention in New South Wales indicate improved fundamental movement skills and reductions in sweetened drinks are achievable over a short time span but other improvements may take longer to occur. Preschools and other early childhood services are important settings to initiate lifelong healthy lifestyles, but evidence of effective programs is scarce. Munch and Move is a state-wide program focusing on professional development of early childhood professionals to promote physical activity and healthy eating.
Smith, Ben J. et al (Australia) - Research Article
262. Parental influences on child physical activity and screen viewing time
This cross-sectional study surveyed parents of 4006 children attending long day care centres, primary and high school in New South Wales to examine perceived parental barriers and self efficacy in relation to children’s’ physical activity participation and screen time viewing.
van Uffelen, Jannique G.Z. et al (Australia) - Research Article
257. Occupational Sitting and Health Risks A Systematic Review
Researchers from The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney and Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute collaborated to produce a set of systematic reviews examining [i] the association between occupational sitting and health outcomes, and [ii] to identify whether workplace interventions to reduce sitting are effective.
Bassett, David R. Jr et al (United States) - Research Article
229. Pedometer-Measured Physical Activity and Health Behaviors in United States Adults
The paper describes a large sample of adults who wore pedometers to objectively assess their physical activity levels. The pedometer sample was from 1100 US adults, who were part of the “America on the Move” study. The study was based on a population sample, but those participating in America on the Move, although showing geographic diversity could still be considered a somewhat selected sample.
NSW Health (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
354. NSW Falls Prevention Baseline Survey 2009
The mains aims of the NSW Falls Prevention Survey are to provide information about falls carers, falls status, risk and protective factors, consultation with health professionals, and falls knowledge, among community-dwelling older people.
Department of Sport and Recreation WA (Australia) - Website
335. Active Parent Education Kit
The Active Parent Education Kit provides parents of Western Australia with resources to optimise their child’s sport and recreation experience. The kit targets parents, schools, clubs, officials, coaches and any community groups that are seeking information about the parent’s role in a sport or recreation environment.
Active Tasmania (Australia) - Website
337. Active UTAS
The Active UTAS pilot project offered free activity sessions for staff (yoga/pilates etc), free nutrition lectures, some gym membership subsidy, free exercise science consults, free water bottles and free 2010 health and wellbeing awareness desk calendars. A pre and post pilot project survey was completed to enable an understanding of the health of employees and to measure the impact of the pilot project.
Zurich Financial Services (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
352. Zurich Heart Health Index
The Zurich Heart Foundation Heart Health Index (Heart Health Index) survey measures
awareness, knowledge, perceptions and behaviours relating to cardiovascular disease and
associated risk factors. It specifically seeks to measure heart health related behaviours and compares them with perceptions of whether they meet current population health guidelines.
Nature Play WA (Australia) - Website
333. Nature Play WA
The aim of Nature Play WA is to help parents help their children make the most of outdoor activities involving the bush, beach, and national and neighbourhood parks. Nature Play WA is devoted to helping West Australian children and their families connect with nature and help build stronger, healthier communities.
Cooper, Rachel (United Kingdom) - Research Article
267. Objectively measured physical capability levels and mortality
This paper is an interesting systematic review and meta analysis assessing the benefits of grip strength, walking speed, rising from a chair [all measures of physical capability] and subsequent risks of all cause mortality. These measures of physical capability are slightly different to the usual measures of physical activity that we investigate in epidemiological research. Much of the research in this area has been done in the elderly, so that the public health implications are for older adults, and extend the potential for health benefits in older adult populations.
Look AHEAD Research Group (United States) - Research Article
263. Long-term effects of a lifestyle intervention on weight and cardiovascular risk factors
This paper describes rarely reported long-term effects of a large-scale lifestyle intervention to reduce weight and improve cardiovascular risk factors, including fitness, in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is one of the first randomised control trials to demonstrate favourable outcomes over a period as long as four years.
Holtermann, A. et al (Denmark) - Research Article
259. Long work hours and physical fitness
This large cohort study investigated the association between long working hours and the risk of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) among middle aged Caucasian men.
Lee, Andy H et al (Australia) - Research Article
255. Effectiveness of a Home-Based Postal and Telephone Physical Activity and Nutrition Program
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the Physical Activity and Nutrition Program for Seniors (PANS), a home-based intervention of 248 Perth adults aged between 65 and 74 years.
Sugiyama, T et al (Australia) - Research Article
250. Associations Between Recreational Walking and Attractiveness, Size & Proximity of Neighborhood
This study of 1366 adults examined whether attractiveness, size or proximity of a neighbourhood open space was more strongly associated with recreational walking. Participants were drawn from the Residential Environments (RESIDE) study in Perth, and geographical information systems and park audit data were used to identify the largest, most attractive and nearest neighbourhood open spaces within a 1.6km radius of where participants lived. Recreational walking was measured by asking participants to report their total time spent walking within their neighbourhood.
Caperchione, Cristina (Australia) - Research Article
261. WALK Community Grants Scheme: Lessons Learned
This paper outlines the development and administration of the Women’s Active Living Kits (WALK) Community Grant Scheme. It outlines challenges and barriers encountered, and provides practical insights for replicating such an initiative. The purpose of this paper is to describe a model of community walking grants schemes for practitioners.
World Health Organization (Switzerland) - Guideline
334. Global physical activity guidelines
WHO developed the "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health" with the overall aim of providing national and regional level policy makers with guidance on the dose-response relationship between the frequency, duration, intensity, type and total amount of physical activity needed for the prevention of NCDs.
Premier's Council for Active Living (Australia) - Guideline
348. PCAL Workplace Travel Resource
A Workplace Travel Plan is developed by an organisation to make getting to and from the workplace easier for employees, and to reduce dependence on private vehicles and parking space. A travel plan typically includes support for walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing reinforced with promotion and incentives and the management of workplace parking.
Espinel, PT et al (Australia) - Research Article
331. An examination of the demographic characteristics and dietary intake of people
The purpose of this report is to examine the association between physical activity and dietary intake using self reported data from the 2007 NSW Population Health Survey. This report first investigates whether being physically active is associated with healthy dietary behaviours, and then describes the sociodemographic profile of physically active people who do not engage in healthy eating behaviours.
Premier's Council for Active Living (Australia) - Policy Document
327. PCAL Why active living?
There is a rapidly growing body of evidence, which demonstrates that being active in everyday life not only has substantial positive impacts on our health, but also has potential environmental, social and economic benefits. To assist and support leaders in the public, private and community sectors to make decisions that will facilitate and encourage active living, PCAL has summarised in this Active Living Statement the key evidence demonstrating the benefits of active living and the individual and social costs of a sedentary lifestyle.
Australian Sports Commission (Australia) - Website
328. Australian Sports Commission's campaign 'Play for life...join a sporting club'
Play for life...join a sporting club is all about the benefits of children and families participating in club sports.The club finder can help people connect with sporting clubs in specific areas.
USA Today (United States) - Website
350. Bike-sharing programs spin across U.S. campuses
Nearly 90 American universities, from New York University to the University of Alaska-Anchorage, offer some form of campus bike program, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
National Instite for Health & Clinical Excellence (United Kingdom) - Guideline
333. Dietary interventions and physical activity interventions for weight management
This guidance is for NHS and other commissioners, managers and professionals who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for women who are pregnant or who are planning a pregnancy and mothers who have had a baby in the last 2 years.
Ullrich-French, Sarah C et al (United States) - Research Article
268. Examination of adolescents' screen time and physical fitness as independent correlates
Evidence of the science behind sedentary behaviour is emerging in adult and younger populations, with both sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity now thought carry independent health risks including overweight and obesity. This cross-sectional study of 11-15 year olds in the U.S builds on previous evidence of links between weight and fitness and sedentary behaviour. It reports additional associations of screen time with weight related health markers as well as blood pressure.
Shengxu, Li et al (United Kingdom) - Research Article
260. Physical Activity Attenuates the Genetic Predisposition to Obesity in 20,000 Men and Women
This very large population based-study drew middle-aged adult participants from the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC)-Norfolk cohort. 20,430 people of white European descent had baseline data available, of which 11,936 had BMI data at the second health examination conducted 3-7 years later. Physical activity was measured using a validated self administered questionnaire.
Furber, Susan et al (Australia) - Research Article
251. Randomised controlled trial of a pedometer-based telephone intervention
This paper reports on a novel pedometer-based telephone intervention to increase physical activity in cardiac patients who do not participate in cardiac rehabilitation, determining the program as a successful alternative to increase and maintain physical activity.
Morgan, P.J. et al (Australia) - Research Article
253. The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' randomized controlled trial
This study evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of the ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ (HDHK) program which took place in Newcastle, NSW. It was designed to help overweight fathers lose weight and be a role model of positive health behaviors for their children and resulted in reductions in fathers’ weight over the 6-month assessment period.
Gwynn, josephine D et al (Australia) - Research Article
334. The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal
The purpose of this paper was to validate a self-report measure of physical activity for both Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children, and to describe their physical activity participation.
Premier's Council for Active Living (Australia) - Guideline
327. PCAL Workplace Travel Plan resource
The PCAL Workplace Travel Plan resource gives an overview of ‘Workplace Travel Plans’ based on established best practice. It will help you to understand what a Workplace Travel Plan is and why it might be of value to your organisation. The resource will also lead you through the process for developing a Plan, based on the experiences of one employer. Furthermore, there are links to better Workplace Travel Plan examples as well as lists of key Australian and international references.
Hardy, Louise L. et al (Australia) - Research Article
244. Screen Time and Metabolic Risk Factors Among Adolescents
This cross-sectional study of year 10 students in Sydney high schools examined the association between screen time guidelines and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and fatty liver diseases. A total of 496 students from 28 metropolitan schools participated in the study.
Patel, Alpha V. et al (United States) - Research Article
252. Leisure Time Spent Sitting in Relation to Total Mortality in a Prospective Cohort of US Adults
This was a large cohort study examining cancer incidence and mortality begun by the American Cancer Society in 1992. The analysis looked at time spent sitting and physical activity, and examined data from questionnaires completed by 184,190 US adults who were aged between 50-74 years at baseline. Approximately 19,000 deaths were identified during the 14-year follow-up.
Merom, Dafna et al (Australia) - Research Article
243. Public Health Perspectives on Household Travel Surveys: Active Travel Between 1997 and 2007
This study reports on trends in active transportation over the past decade, and describes the contributions of walking and cycling for transportation to meeting physical activity recommendations. The study utilized data from the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area Household Travel Survey (HTS) which is continuously collected since 1997 by the Transport Data Centre of the NSW Government .
Lombard, Catherine et al (Australia) - Research Article
249. A low intensity, community based lifestyle programme to prevent weight gain in women
This community based, cluster randomized controlled trial in urban Australia involved 250 adult women recruited through 12 primary schools. The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a community behavioural intervention to prevent weight gain and improve health related behaviours in women with young children.
Titze, S (Austria) - Research Article
247. Associations Between Intrapersonal and Neighborhood Environmental Characteristics and Cycling
These latest findings from the RESIDE study, a longitudinal study in Perth examining associations between neighbourhoods and health, cross-sectionally investigates the relationships of perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and intrapersonal factors to cycling. Findings suggest attractive neighbourhoods, low traffic speed and increased street connectivity are associated with increased levels of cycling.
Martinson, Brain C et al (United States) - Research Article
235. Maintaining Physical Activity Among Older Adults: 24-month Outcomes
This study focuses on assessing the maintenance of increases in physical activity at 6-, 12-, and 24-month following the Keep Active Minnesota (KAM), a telephone and mail-based intervention designed to promote physical activity maintenance among currently active adults age 50 to 70. It provides a rare example of successful maintenance of behaviour change to increase physical activity in this mid-older adult population who are often susceptible to declines in physical activity.
Cocker, Katrien A. et al (Belgium) - Research Article
245. Associations between sitting time and weight in young adult Australian women
This research, from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) examined associations between time spent sitting and weight. In overweight and obese women, links between weight and sitting time were found, however these relationships were not evident longitudinally.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (United States) - Research Article
329. Trends in the prevalence of physical activity: National YRBS: 1991—2009 - 2010
The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Research Article
331. Square eyes and couch potatoes: Children's participation in screen-based activities
Using data from the 2009 ABS survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities (cat. no. 4901.0) this article will investigate the time that Australian children aged 5-14 years are spending on screen-based activities and how this may interact with their participation in organised sport and other physical recreation activities.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (United States) - Strategy Document
326. US CDC State indicator report on physical activity 2010
The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010, provides information on physical activity behavior and policy and environmental supports within each state. Physical activity, essential to overall health, can help control weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve mental health.
Department of Transport (Australia) - Website
325. Walking School Buses in WA 2010
The Walking School Bus is a popular way of encouraging young children to walk to school together. It works like a bus, picking up 'passengers' along the way at designated 'bus stops' except everyone is walking.
Vandelanotte, Corneel et al (Australia) - Research Article
239. Physical Activity Trends in Queensland (2002-2008): are women becoming more active then men?
This paper reports trend results from annual population surveys over seven years in Central Queensland, geographically defined as between the towns of Mackay in the north to Bundaberg in the south and from the eastern seaboard to the state border in the west. Physical activity trend data is important at the population level in order to monitor participation rates and as a measure to establish the effectiveness of overall public health policies and programs to increase physical activity levels.
Lusk, Anne C. et al (United States) - Research Article
242. Bicycle Riding, Walking, and Weight Gain in Premenopausal Women
This paper reports the results of a large 16 year prospective cohort study of 18,414 healthy premenopausal women in the United States. The objective of the study was to assess the association between cycling and weight maintenance in premenopausal women.
Healthy Cities Illawarra (Australia) - Case Study
25. Child Friendly by Design Project
The Child-Friendly by Design (CFbD) Project based in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia commenced in 2008 as part of Communities for Children (CfC) Shellharbour, which is supported by the Australian Government under the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy.
Department of Sport and Recreation (Australia) - Research Article
342. Brain boost: Sport and physical activity enhance children’s learning
Sport and physical activity participation are generally promoted for their positive impact on children’s physical and mental health. However, increased participation in sport and other forms of physical activity are also thought to lead to enhancement of cognitive functioning (information processing), memory, concentration, behaviour and academic achievement for children. The link between physical activity and academic achievement is of increasing interest in the field of education and sport.
Foulkes, C et al (Australia) - Case Study
328. The CO-OPS Collaboration Book of Case Studies for Community Based Obesity Prevention
This book of case studies provides a vehicle for sharing experiences and lessons learned in community-based obesity prevention activities across Australia.The impetus for this book of case studies came from the 95 participants at the 2009 CO-OPS Collaboration National Workshop.
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (Canada) - Guideline
324. CFLRI Research File Physical Activity at Childcare among Preschool-aged Children
In the United States, researchers developed the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) environmental self-assessment instrument.to help assess the quality of physical activity and play opportunities provided in childcare facilities. Based on this tool, this is a list of questions parents should ask their childcare provider to make sure their children are getting a healthy start in life.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Research Article
323. 2006 Time Use Survey on Recreation & Leisure Activities
This report presents selected results from the 2006 Time Use Survey (TUS) on how
people choose to spend their time, with a focus on activities conducted during free time,
in particular, sport and outdoor activities.
BHF National Centre Physical Activity and Health (United Kingdom) - Guideline
289. BHFNC ‘Physical activity and health’ fact sheet
This Factsheet examines obesity among UK adults and topics covered include:
Measuring obesity and overweight;
Causes of overweight and obesity;
Current prevalence of overweight and obesity across the UK;
Future trends; and
Health risks of overweight and obesity.
Okely, Anthony D. et al (Australia) - Research Article
240. Changes in cardiorespiratory fitness among children and adolescents in Australia: 1997 and 2004
This paper presents trends in cardio-respiratory fitness in young people in New South Wales from 1997-2004. Cardio-respiratory fitness is important as it protects against cardiovascular disease and there is some evidence that it tracks from childhood to adulthood. Overall, there were no significant changes in fitness between surveys, but differences among socioeconomic groups were evident.
Quigg, Robin et al (New Zealand) - Research Article
222. Using accelerometers and GPS units to identify the proportion of daily physical activity
There are relationships between the built environment and levels of physical activity and obesity. Previous research has identified playgrounds as facilities that can increase physical activity levels in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the location of physical activity in primary school aged children, and identify the proportion of physical activity occurring in public parks with playgrounds.
Duncan, Glen E (United States) - Research Article
211. The "fit but fat" concept revisited: population-based estimates using NHANES
Low cardiovascular fitness is an independent risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in adults. The "fit but fat" concept suggests that cardiovascular fitness attenuates risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disease independent of body mass index (BMI), even among the obese. However, the proportion of U.S. adults considered both fit and obese is unknown. Thus, the purposes of this short paper were to estimate the proportion of U.S. adults who are obese yet have a high cardiovascular fitness level (fit but fat), and determine the independent effect of obesity on cardiovascular
Waters, Elizabeth et al (Australia) - Research Article
315. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice
This book brings together contributors from around the world and showcases the latest evidence-based research on community and policy interventions to prevent unhealthy weight gain and improve the health and well-being of children.
Pedestrian Council of Australia (Australia) - Website
305. Walk Safely to School Day
Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.
Active Healthy Kids Canada (Canada) - Epidemiological Report
320. 2010 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card
In an ongoing effort to advance knowledge to effect change, Active Healthy Kids Canada release the annual Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, a comprehensive assessment of the current state of physical activity among Canadian children and youth.
Alberta Centre for Active Living (Canada) - Research Article
298. Alberta Centre for Active Living Physical Activity for All: Understanding Inclusion: Summary
The project studied the barriers that prevent or limit people from being physically
active and the supports or facilitators that help to overcome barriers and encourage an
O'Donovan, Gary et al (United Kingdom) - Guideline
238. The ABC of Physical Activity for Health: A consensus statement
This paper is a distillation of the evidence for physical activity and health. It is a document prepared through a consensus process by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences, an organisation similar to Sports Medicine Australia. It has many emanate authors, and it describes a consensus process for updating the evidence on being physically active for three groups, those who are healthy adults, those who are healthy adults but who are inactive, and those who are healthy adults but already active. The recommendations are similar to those already published in the United States
Borg, Janelle et al (Australia) - Research Article
210. Staff walking program: a quasi-experimental trial of maintenance newsletters
The Step by Step self-help walking program plus a pedometer previously motivated a community sample of adults to be physically active for up to three months. This study evaluates the effect of enhancement of this program over an additional nine months in a workplace.
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (Canada) - Research Article
300. CLFRI Research File Life Events and Their Impact on Women’s Physical Activity
Knowledge of the potential impact of life events on the physical activity of women can help in anticipating when potential declines in physical activity may occur. Supporting the care-giver role of women throughout various life stages will likely help them to find time for physical activity.
Guthold, Regina et al (Switzerland) - Research Article
297. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Among Schoolchildren : A 34 Country Comparison
This paper describes international data from 34 countries using the Global school health survey. This survey is organised through the World Health Organisation and collects data on school aged children in many developed and developing countries. This paper is a report on the physical activity data collected between 2003 and 2007.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (United States) - Guideline
287. CDC Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit
Despite the many health benefits associated with regular physical activity, many children and adolescents do not participate in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day. To promote the guidelines and support youth physical activity, CDC and several partner organizations developed the Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit, which highlights strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity.
Lee, I-Min et al (United States) - Research Article
228. Physical Activity and Weight Gain Prevention
This study provides strong confirmation of the importance of 60 minutes a day of moderate-intensity physical activity in successful weight maintenance in adults, from a well-designed longitudinal study of over 34,000 middle-aged women in the US. Physical activity guidelines in the majority of countries worldwide promote at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity for health benefits and this is the message that is usually promoted to the public.
Colagiuri, Stephen et al (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
226. The cost of overweight and obesity in Australia
This study provides a comprehensive estimate of the direct health care and non-health care costs of overweight and obesity in Australia in 2005, calculated to be over $10 billion. This provides us with an accurate, quantifiable effect of current overweight and obesity levels and gives values that can be used to advocate for programs, resources and policies for prevention and management.
Active Living Research (United States) - Research Article
282. Parks, Playgrounds and Active Living: Research Synthesis
This synthesis summarizes the growing body of evidence concerning the role of parks in shaping active lifestyles across a variety of study populations, including children, seniors, lower-income families, specific racial and ethnic groups and other populations at high risk of being inactive.
The need to further substantiate these findings and to extend park, playground and active living research into other topical areas using more sophisticated research designs also is discussed.
BHF National Centre Physical Activity and Health (United Kingdom) - Research Article
288. UK Change4Life one year on
The BHFNC have summarised the key findings of the Department of Health report, ‘Change4Life one year on’ to provide professionals with the key information and implications following the review of the high profile social marketing campaign. 'Change4Life'.
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (Canada) - Research Article
284. Impact of Parental Attitudes on Children’s Physical Activity
How much does the value parents place on physical activity influence their children’s attitude and participation? This article looked at parental beliefs about specific types and intensities of physical activity and their relationship to children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
Liverpool JMU Centre for Public Health (United Kingdom) - Research Article
283. Urban Green Space and Public Health Fact Sheet
Urban green space is defined as any vegetated land within, or adjoining an urban area.The extent of urban green space is difficult to estimate as it may include a wide variety of amenities (such as allotments, playgrounds, canal towpaths as well as parks). Public parks only represent about one third of all urban green space in the UK. There are inextricable links between human beings and the natural environment Urban green spaces impact positively on the health of local populations in many ways.
Task Force on Childhood Obesity (United States) - Website
279. Michelle Obama "Let's Move" campaign
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady of the United States, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. At the launch of the initiative, President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum creating the first-ever Task Force on Childhood Obesity to conduct a review programs and policies relating to child nutrition and physical activity and develop a national action plan to maximize federal resources and set concrete benchmarks toward the First Lady’s national goal.
de Silva-Sanigorski, Andrea M et al (Australia) - Research Article
234. Reducing obesity in early childhood: results from Romp & Chomp
This study reports on the evaluation of Romp and Chomp, a community-wide intervention to reduce childhood obesity in pre-school children aged 0-5 years which took place in Geelong, Victoria from 2004-2008. Its findings demonstrate the program effectiveness in reducing obesity, improving dietary behaviour, active play and sedentary behaviours.
Kriemler, Susi et al (Switzerland) - Research Article
225. Effect of school based physical activity programme (KISS) on fitness and adiposity
This study is a rare example of a school based physical activity intervention with positive outcomes of increased physical activity, reduced body fat, improved aerobic fitness and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors.
Touvier, Mathilde et al (France) - Research Article
221. Changes in leisure-time physical activity and sedentary behaviour at retirement: a prospective
With increases in life expectancy worldwide, retirees are an increasing population group. During retirement, it is expected that time barriers to physical activity will reduce and increases in physical activity participation are likely to occur. However, increased leisure-time may also lead to increased sedentary behaviour. This longitudinal study investigates relationships between retirement and 3-year changes in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) patterns and sedentary behaviour, in form of TV watching, in middle-aged French adults.
Beets, Michael W (United States) - Research Article
215. Pedometer-Measured Physical Activity Patterns of Youth: A 13-Country Review
Research indicates there is an increase in children and adolescents who are physically inactive world wide, with considerable disparities among countries. With this increase in physical inactivity there is an increase in the rate of overweight and obesity in young people, making insufficient physical activity in young people aged 5 – 18 years a global public health issue. The purpose of this study was to review studies that used pedometers to measure physical activity to explore the physical activity patterns of young people around the world.
Teychenne, Megan (Australia) - Research Article
224. Physical activity, sedentary behavior and depression among disadvantaged women
This study demonstrates the associations that exist between the risk of depression in women and is novel due to its large number of participants, focus on disadvantaged neighbourhoods and, as it took place in urban and rural Victoria, is of particular interest to those of us working in physical activity in Australia.
Eime, R. M. et al (Australia) - Research Article
227. Transition in participation in sport and unstructured physical activity
This study provides perspectives on physical activity and sport participation from teenage girls in rural Victoria and helps us understand factors which influence motivation and participation in this population group often at risk of declines in physical activity.
Granich, Joanna et al (Australia) - Research Article
231. Understanding children's sedentary behaviour
This study describes influences of the family home environment on children’s electronic-based sedentary behaviour (TV and computer games) finding parent and sibling modelling and reinforcement, personal cognitive factors, the physical home environment and household rules and restrictions determined electronic media use. Electronic sedentary behaviour is associated with overweight & obesity and may displace potential time spent in physical activity.
Bergman, Patrick et al (Sweden) - Research Article
214. Congestion Road Tax and Physical Activity
As western societies increasingly rely on private motorised transport and when many populations do not obtain sufficient physical activity to benefit health, policy and environmental measures such as congestion charging hold potential to provide duel benefits in increasing transport-related and incidental activity and environmental gain. This Swedish study looked at the potential effect of a congestion road tax on physical activity behaviour.
Roberts, Christian K et al (United States) - Research Article
296. Sedentary Behaviours Low Aerobic Fitness and Obesity Are Associated with Lower Standardized
Optimising student academic achievement is generally seen as the primary goal for schools. New evidence suggests childhood obesity and fitness may influence learning and measured academic performance, which is particularly relevant to schools. The objective of this study was to investigate whether aerobic fitness and obesity in ethnically diverse school children is associated with academic performance.
Active Living Research (United States) - Website
273. Active Living Research
Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The primary goal is to support and share research on environmental and policy strategies that can promote daily physical activity for children and families across the United States. They place special emphasis on research related to children of color and lower-income children who are at highest risk for obesity.
van Uffelen, Jannique G.Z. (Australia) - Research Article
295. Sitting Time Is Associated With Weight, but Not With Weight Gain in Mid-Aged Australian Women
This paper, written by researchers at the University of Queensland, examines associations between sitting time, weight, and weight gain in Australian women born in 1946–1951 as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on women’s Health (ALSWH). Their research finds that time spent sitting is associated with weight but not weight gain over time.
Etgen, Thorleif et al (Germany) - Research Article
218. Physical Activity and Incident Cognitive Impairment in Elderly Persons The INVADE Study
The benefits of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases is well-established and there is also emerging evidence of the benefits of physical activity for mental health, although less well-known. The links between physical activity and cognitive impairment or decline is currently equivocal. This German study examined longitudinal associations between physical activity and incident cognitive impairment.
Dunstan, D. W. et al (Australia) - Research Article
213. Television Viewing Time and Mortality
The AusDiab (Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study) study is a large-scale longitudinal population-based investigation of diabetes and other lifestyle diseases which started in 1999. Participants are a cohort of several thousand adults from across Australia. This paper examines the relationships between TV watching, the most common form of sedentary behaviour, and disease, reporting on associations of television viewing time with all-cause, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and non-CVD/noncancer mortality.
Sun, Qi (United States) - Research Article
216. Physical Activity at Midlife in Relation to Successful Survival in Women at Age 70 Years
Physical activity is a well-established approach to reducing risks of many chronic diseases and premature death. Whether physical activity is also associated with improved overall health and wellbeing at older ages is unclear. The purpose of this study was to explore the relation between midlife physical activity, including walking, and successful aging as measured by a full spectrum of health outcomes, including incidence of chronic diseases, cognitive and physical functioning and mental status.
Centre for Epidemiology and Research (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
321. NSW Population Health Survey 2009
This summary report on adult health presents the first results from the 2009 New South Wales Population Health Survey and compares those results with previous years.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Environment & Society (United Kingdom) - Research Article
293. Nature, Childhood, Health and Life Pathways
There is growing evidence to show that children’s contact with nature and consequent levels of physical activity affects not only their well-being but also their health in later life.It is well established that exposure to natural places can lead to positive mental health outcomes, whether a view of nature from a window, being within natural places or exercising in these environments. Green space is important for mental wellbeing, longevity and decreased risk of mental ill-health across a number of countries.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
274. Perspectives on Sport
Issues and debates relating to sport and sporting programs are common place in Australia. The National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics (NCCRS), through the 'Perspectives on Sport' series attempts to provide informed commentary to assist those interested in these major issues.
Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (Australia) - Research Article
272. Parks and open space: for the health and wellbeing of children and young people
Parks and open space: for the health and wellbeing of children and young people was
developed in partnership with the Centre for the Built Environment and Health, University of Western Australia. The report examines the evidence and knowledge gaps relating to the contribution that parks and open space can make to the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Helu, S.L. et al et al (New Zealand) - Epidemiological Report
277. Youth'07 The Health and Wellbeing of Secondary School Students in New Zealand
This report presents selected findings for 1190 Pacific secondary school students who took
part in New Zealand’s second national youth health and wellbeing survey, conducted in 2007.
The findings are compared with those from the first survey conducted in 2001.
Olds, T. S. (Australia) - Research Article
219. Trends in the prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in Australia between 1985 and 2008
Overweight and obesity amongst young people has received increasing media coverage and political interest over the last couple of decades in Australia and other developed countries. Some research estimates overweight and obesity and young people to be as high as one in four which has led to reports of an ‘obesity epidemic’. This study reviewed trends in the prevalence of Australian childhood overweight and obesity since 1985, aiming to determine whether there have been overall increases in average body mass index (BMI), differential patterns of change within age groups, increases in BMI.
Heart Foundation (Australia) - Website
371. Unplug and play
The Unplug and Play campaign is a state-wide Western Australian campaign targeting parents to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour in children. The campaign urges parents to put in place strategies to limit their children s electronic media use for entertainment and provides tips on how to encourage and support active play.