Milton K, Cavill N and Bauman A. (Australia) - Research Article
885. Intersectoral partnership: a potential legacy success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
This paper explores an often quoted but rarely actualised phenomenon, namely intersectoral partnerships between sport and health.
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.
Eilin Ekblom-Bak, Orjan Ekbolm, Gunnar Andersson, Petr Wallin, Bjorn Ekbolm. (Sweden) - Research Article
881. Physical Education and leisure-time physical activity in youth are both important for adulthood activity, physical performance and health
Are both important for Adulthood Activity, Physical Performance, and Health?
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.
Rissel, C, Crane, M, Standen, C, Wen, L, Ellison, R, Greaves, S. (Australia) - Research Article
876. Public support for bicycling and transport policies in inner Sydney, Australia: a cross sectional survey
This paper describes the degree of community support and factors associated with this support, for a number of potential transport policy options among an inner-city sample of residents in Sydney, Australia.
Chapman R, Keall M, Howden-Champan P, Grams M, Witten K, Randal E and Woodward A. (New Zealand) - Research Article
878. A Cost Benefit Analysis of an Active Travel Intervention with Health and Carbon Emission Reduction Benefits
The ACTIVE before-and-after quasi-experimental study (2010-2013) estimated the net benefits of health and other outcomes from New Zealand’s Model Communities Programme (MCP) using an empirical analysis comparing two intervention cities with two control cities.
Charlie Foster, Paul Kelly, Hamish A B Reid, Nia Roberts, Elaine M Murtagh, David K Humphreys, Jenna Panter, Karen Milton (United Kingdom) - Research Article
874. What works to promote walking at the population level? A systematic review
The authors of this study systematically reviewed the effectiveness of population approaches to promote walking among individuals and groups.
Cormie, P., Atkinson, M., Bucci, L., Cust, A., Ealkin, E., Hayes, S., McCarthy, S., Murnane, A., Patchell, S. and Adams, D. (Australia) - Research Article
872. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia position statement on exercise in cancer care
This article summarises the position of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) on the role of exercise in cancer care, taking into account the strengths and limitations of the evidence base.
Rebecca Bentley, Tony Blakely, Anne Kavanagh, Zoe Aitken, Tania King, Paul McElwee, Billie Giles-Corti, and Gavin Turrell (Australia) - Case Study
871. A Longitudinal Study Examining Changes in Street Connectivity, Land Use, and Density of Dwellings and Walking for Transport in Brisbane, Australia
Societies face the challenge of keeping people active as they age. Walkable neighborhoods have been associated with physical activity, but more rigorous analytical approaches are needed.
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.
Laura Wilde (United Kingdom) - Research Article
7. ISPAH Early Career Network
This systematic review protocol outlines the methods for synthesising the qualitative literature on the barriers and facilitators of using apps and wearables for monitoring physical activity and/or sedentary behaviour in adults.
Felipe B. Schuch, Ph.D., Davy Vancampfort, Ph.D., Joseph Firth, Ph.D., Simon Rosenbaum, Ph.D., Philip B. Ward, Ph.D., Edson S. Silva, B.Sc., Mats Hallgren, Ph.D., Antonio Ponce De Leon, Ph.D., Andrea L. Dunn, Ph.D., Andrea C. Deslandes, Ph.D., Marcelo P. Fleck, Ph.D., Andre F. Carvalho, Ph.D., Brendon Stubbs, Ph.D. (Brazil) - Research Article
885. Physical Activity and Incident Depression: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies
The authors examined the prospective relationship between physical activity and incident depression and explored potential moderators.
Rissel, C, Crane, M, Standen, C, Wen, L, Ellison, R, Greaves, S. (Australia) - Research Article
874. Public support for bicycling and transport policies in inner Sydney, Australia: a cross sectional survey
This paper describes the degree of community support and factors associated with this support, for a number of potential transport policy options among an inner-city sample of residents in Sydney, Australia.
Andrea Ramirez (MD, MPH), Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil (Brazil) - Research Article
6. ISPAH Early Career Network
For the Country Cards to have a broader impact, GoPA! will need to widen its reach beyond the academic sector. With further refinement of the cards, and training in their implementation, they could be an important tool for advancing country capacity for contextually-relevant strategies, actions and timelines for PA promotion.
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.
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.
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.
 Althoff T, Hicks JL, King AC, Delp SL, Leskovec J  Evenson KR, Wen F, Furberg RD (Australia) - Research Article
842. Big data opportunities from new technologies – iPhone and Fitbit
Discover the opportunities new technologies offer through wearable devices and smart phones with these two articles on iPhones and Fitbits for physical activity measurement.
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.
Füzéki E, Engeroff T, Banzer W (Germany) - Research Article
834. Health Benefits of Light-Intensity Physical Activity: A Systematic Review of Accelerometer Data of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Learn about the specific benefits of light intensity physical activity in new data from the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deborah Cohen, Bing Han, Kathryn P. Derose, Stephanie Williamson, Aaron Paley, Christina Batteate (United States) - Research Article
795. CicLavia: Evaluation of participation, physical activity and cost of an open streets event in Los Angeles
Read about the impact of an mass cycling event in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
Pablo D. Lemoine, Olga L. Sarmiento, Jose David Pinzón, Jose D. Meisel, Felipe Montes, Dario Hidalgo, Michael Pratt, Juan M. Zambrano, Juan Corodovez, Roberto Zarama (Colombia) - Research Article
779. TransMilenio, un sistema escalable de transporte para promover la actividad física
Learn about the effects of a scalable bus rapid transit system for promoting physical activity in Bogata, Colombia in a new Spanish commentary.
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.
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.
Theresa H. Cruz, Sally M. Davis, Orrin B. Myers, Elena R. O’Donald, Sarah G. Sanders, and Judith N. Sheche (United States) - Research Article
768. Effects of an Obesity Prevention Intervention on Physical Activity Among Preschool Children: The CHILE Study
Read about positive effects of a physical activity intervention for American Indian and Hispanic pre-school children.
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.
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.
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.
Carlos Celis-Morales, Cyril F.M. Marsaux, Katherine M. Livingstone, Santiago Navas-Carretero, Rodrigo San-Cristobal, Clare B. O'donovan, Hannah Forster, Clara Woolhead, Rosalind Fallaize, Anna L. Macready, Silvia Kolossa, Jacqueline Hallmann, Lydia Tsirigoti, Christina P. Lambrinou, George Moschonis, Magdalena Godlewska, Agnieszka Surwillo, Keith Grimaldi, Jildau Bouwman, Yannis Manios, Iwona Traczyk, Christian A. Drevon, Laurence D. Parnell, Hannelore Daniel, Eileen R. Gibney, Lorraine Brennan, (Ireland) - Research Article
760. Physical activity attenuates the effect of the FTO genotype on obesity traits in European adults: The Food4Me study
See how being physically active has beneficial effects on genes that have been linked to obesity in this new Dutch study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David A Shoham, Lara R Dugas, Pascal Bovet, Terrence E Forrester, Estelle V Lambert, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Dale A Schoeller, Soren Brage, Ulf Ekelund, Ramon A Durazo-Arvizu, Richard S Cooper, Amy Luke (United States) - Research Article
694. Association of car ownership and physical activity across the spectrum of human development: Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study (METS)
See how car ownership is linked with physical activity levels in this study from Ghana, South Africa, Jamaica, Seychelles and the U.S.
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.
Marilyn Tseng, Lukar E. Thornton, Karen E. Lamb, Kylie Ball, David Crawford (Australia) - Research Article
689. Is neighbourhood obesogenicity associated with body mass index in women? Application of an obesogenicity index in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods
See how a new measurement index for food resources, recreational activity resources and walkability was related to BMI in women living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in urban and rural Australia.
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.
Ulf Ekelund, Heather A Ward, Teresa Norat et al. (United Kingdom) - Research Article
698. Physical activity and all-cause mortality across levels of overall and abdominal adiposity in European men and women: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC)
Get updated on the latest evidence of the benefits of physical activity and health in this new study from across Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anders Grøntved mail, An Pan, Rania A. Mekary, Meir Stampfer, Walter C. Willett, JoAnn E. Manson, Frank B. Hu (United States) - Research Article
616. Muscle-strengthening and conditioning activities and risk of type 2 diabetes: a prospective study in two cohorts of US women
Find out whether muscle strengthening activities have any impact on the development of type 2 diabetes amongst women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
E. G. Artero, V. España-Romero, D. Jiménez-Pavón, D. Martinez-Gómez, J. Warnberg, S. Gómez-Martínez, M. González-Gross, J. Vanhelst, A. Kafatos, D. Molnar, S. De Henauw, L. A. Moreno, A. Marcos and M. J. Castillo (Spain) - Research Article
555. Muscular fitness, fatness and inflammatory biomarkers in adolescents
Discover the latest science around blood biomarkers and levels of fitness and fatness in adolecents in this study which took place in a number of countries across Europe
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.
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.
Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research (Canada) - Strategy Document
515. Actical Accelerometer Data Analysis Support Tool: Harmonizing with the Canadian Health Measures Survey (Accel +)
This tool was developed to assist researchers derive physical activity and sedentary behaviour variables from Actical accelerometer data in a way that is consistent with the Canadian Health Measures Survey.
Aiden R Doherty, Paul Kelly, Jacqueline Kerr, Simon Marshall, Melody Oliver, Hannah Badland, Alexander Hamilton, Charlie Foster (United Kingdom) - Research Article
489. Using wearable cameras to categorise type and context of accelerometer-identified episodes of physical activity
Find out about SenseCam, an exciting new tool for physical activity research.
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.
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.
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.
Chomistek, Andrea K.; Chasman, Daniel I.; Cook, Nancy R.; Rimm, Eric B.; Lee, I-Min (United States) - Research Article
471. Physical Activity, Genes for Physical Fitness, and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Take a look at the findings from this study on the links between fitness, genetics and heart disease.
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.
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.
National Obesity Observatory (United Kingdom) - Guideline
442. Standard Evaluation Framework for physical activity interventions
This tool from the UK National Obesity Observatory (NOO) describes and explains information that should be collected in an evaluation of a physical activity intervention at the individual or group level.
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.
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.
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.
Josephine Chau, Dafna Merom, Anne Grunseit, Chris Rissel, Adrian Bauman and Hidde van der Ploeg (Australia) - Research Article
411. Temporal trends in non-occupational sedentary behaviours from Australian Time Use Surveys 1992, 1997 and 2006
Read about how sedentary behaviour patterns have changed in Australia.
Martin Loef, Harald Walach (Germany) - Research Article
410. The Combined Effects of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors on All Cause Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Learn about the combined effects of multiple lifestyle risk factors, including physical activity, on mortality risk in this new review.
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.
Alberta Center for Active Living (Canada) - Guideline
392. Pedometer Information Sheet for Adults
Read these useful guidelines for using pedometers to track physical activity.
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.
Jenny Veitch et al. (Australia) - Research Article
382. Park Improvements and Park Activity: A Natural Experiment
This study in Victoria demonstrated increased park usage and physical activity following park upgrades.
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.
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.
Alfa Muhihi, Marina Njelekela, Rose Mpembeni et al (Tanzania) - Research Article
195. Physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors among men in urban Mwanza, Tanzania
Learn about levels of physical activity and cardiovascular disease in Tanzania
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barbara E. Ainsworth et al (United States) - Guideline
50. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities: A Second Update of Codes and MET Values
The Compendium of Physical Activities was developed to enhance the comparability of results across studies using self-report physical activity (PA) and is used to quantify the energy cost of a wide variety of PA. We provide the second update of the Compendium, called the 2011 Compendium.
Temple Healthcare (Australia) - Website
SenseWear is a highly advanced multi-sensor device that combines algorithm based artificial intelligence and miniaturisation.
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.
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.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
137. New AIHW report: Key indicators of progress for chronic disease and associated determinants
With preventive health now a major focus of health reform in Australia, this report provides information about the prevalence of those chronic diseases for which behavioural changes, or increased screening practices, can reduce onset, assist in management, or prevent death.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Australia) - Research Article
133. Health of Australian Males
Drawing on a wide range of data sources, this report provides a snapshot of the health of Australia's males.
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.
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.
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.
PR Baker et al (Australia) - Research Article
35. Community wide interventions for increasing physical activity.
Multi-strategic community wide interventions for physical activity are increasingly popular but their ability to achieve population level improvements is unknown. The objective was to evaluate the effects of community wide, multi-strategic interventions upon population levels of physical activity.
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.
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.
Corneel Vandelanotte et al (Australia) - Research Article
52. Identifying population subgroups at risk for underestimating weight health risks
People may incorrectly perceive that their body weight or Physical Activity (PA) meets health recommendations; this provides an obstacle for change. In this study self-reported BMI and PA were assessed in relation to questions regarding perception of meeting weight and PA recommendations.
Terry Boyle (Australia) - Research Article
39. Long-Term Sedentary Work and the Risk of Subsite-specific Colorectal Cancer
Research suggests that sedentary behavior may increase the risk of some chronic diseases. The aims of the study were to examine whether sedentary work is associated with colorectal cancer and to determine whether the association differs by subsite.
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.
Premier's Physical Activity Council (Australia) - Strategy Document
177. Tasmania's plan for physical activity 2011-2021
This long-term plan, prepared by the Premier’s Physical Activity Council in consultation with many other Tasmanians interested in physical activity, sets a unifying direction and framework for action.
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.
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.
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.
OECD (France) - Epidemiological Report
22. Health at a Glance: Europe 2010
This special edition of Health at a Glance focuses on health issues across the 27 European Union member states, three European Free Trade Association countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and Turkey.
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.
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.
Cole, Rachel (Australia) - Research Article
265. Perceptions of representatives of public, private, and community sector
This paper reports findings of qualitative research examining perceived barriers and enablers for active transport in Queensland, with issues arising around infrastructure delivery, public transport services, walk- and cycle-friendly community attributes, political leadership and government coordination, and societal norms and culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
VicHealth (Australia) - Research Article
330. VicHealth Community Attitudes Survey - Healthy Sporting Environments
These VicHealth survey results provide evidence of Victorian community support for reducing community sporting clubs' reliance on alcohol and junk food sales and sponsorship. The results suggest that improved approaches to alcohol and junk food would make clubs more family-friendly and increase participation in clubs. They demonstrate the importance of sport settings for promoting healthy behaviours in addtion to physical activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rissel, Chris (Australia) - Research Article
217. The effectiveness of community-based cycling promotion
Cycling has many benefits as a low-cost form of health-enhancing physical activity and a means of reducing environmental impact through sustainable transport. However, in Australia’s car dominated towns and cities, finding effective ways of promoting increases in cycling is challenging. The effects of changes to infrastructure on physical activity behaviour have rarely been investigated. This paper reports on the Cycling Connecting Communities (CCC) Project, a community-based cycling promotion program in low-economic areas of urban Sydney.
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.
European Commission (Belgium) - Research Article
299. Eurobarometer Survey on Sport and Physical Activity
A special Eurobarometer Survey on Sport and Physical Activity was carried out in late 2009. The results show that while a majority of European citizens play sport or do some other form of physical exercise at least once a week, a worrying 25% of respondents say that they are almost completely inactive. Men play more sport and also exercise more than women. Health-related concerns are the most common reason for exercising.
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.