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The effects of a 2-year physical education program (SPARK) on physical activity and fitness in elementary school students. Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids.
A health-related physical education curriculum can provide students with substantially more physical activity during physical education classes and outside of school.
Predictors of adoption and maintenance of vigorous physical activity in men and women.
The results suggest that Factors influencing adoption are different for men and women, and there may be different factors influencing adoption versus maintenance of vigorous physical activity.
Thirdhand Tobacco Smoke: Emerging Evidence and Arguments for a Multidisciplinary Research Agenda
The existing evidence on thirdhand smoke (THS) provides strong support for pursuing a programmatic research agenda to close gaps in current understanding of the chemistry, exposure, toxicology, and health effects of THS, as well as its behavioral, economic, and sociocultural considerations and consequences.
A multivariate study of determinants of vigorous exercise in a community sample.
The strongest correlates were self-efficacy, perceived barriers to exercise, modeling, dietary habits, support from friends, and age, which strongly supported social learning theory.
Distance between homes and exercise facilities related to frequency of exercise among San Diego residents.
Subjects who reported engaging in three or more exercise sessions per week reported a statistically greater density of pay facilities near their homes than did those who reported no exercise sessions, after controlling for age, education, and income.
Ethnic, socioeconomic, and sex differences in physical activity among adolescents.
Differences between boys and girls were found on several variables, which may explain some of the boys' higher activity levels, and these data may be used to identify specific activities that may be preferred by subgroups of adolescents and specific mediating variables that can be targeted in physical activity promotion programs for adolescents.
Households contaminated by environmental tobacco smoke: sources of infant exposures
Infants of smokers are at risk of ETS exposure in their homes through dust, surfaces, and air as well as in households of non-smokers who expose their children to ETS.
Parental behavior in relation to physical activity and fitness in 9-year-old children.
The parental role as gatekeeper of access to activity and sport facilities deserves further study.
Culturally Tailored Aerobic Exercise Intervention for Low-Income Latinas
Culturally tailored aerobic dance can increase vigorous physical activity, possibly generalizing to walking, and the combination can improve cardiorespiratory fitness in low-income, overweight, sedentary Latinas.
Determinants of Exercise Behavior
  • J. Sallis, M. Hovell
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Exercise and sport sciences reviews
  • 1 January 1990