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Physical activity and public health: updated recommendation for adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association.
TLDR
The purpose of the present report is to update and clarify the 1995 recommendations on the types and amounts of physical activity needed by healthy adults to improve and maintain health.
Physical activity and public health. A recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine.
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Every US adult should accumulate 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week.
Amount of time spent in sedentary behaviors in the United States, 2003-2004.
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The authors evaluate participants from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey aged >/=6 years who wore an activity monitor for up to 7 days to provide the first objective measure of the amount of time spent in sedentary behavior in the US population.
The Evolving Definition of "Sedentary"
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Future claims about the effects of sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous activities on health outcomes should be supported by data from studies in which all levels of physical activity are differentiated clearly and measured independently.
Age and gender differences in objectively measured physical activity in youth.
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The results support the notion that PA declines rapidly during childhood and adolescence and that accelerometers are feasible alternatives to self-report methods in moderately sized population-level surveillance studies.
Conducting accelerometer-based activity assessments in field-based research.
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Accelerometer-based activity assessments requires careful planning and the use of appropriate strategies to increase compliance, and face-to-face distribution and collection of accelerometers is probably the best option in field-based research, but deliveries by express carrier or registered mail is a viable option.
Physical Activity Assessment in Children and Adolescents
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The strengths and limitations of the methods used to evaluate physical activity in children and adolescents are summarized and future investigations of physical activity instruments should validate the novel instrument against a higher standard.
Using objective physical activity measures with youth: how many days of monitoring are needed?
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Results indicate that a 7-d monitoring protocol provides reliable estimates of usual physical activity behavior in children and adolescents and accounts for potentially important differences in weekend versus weekday activity behavior as well as differences in activity patterns within a given day.
Evaluating a model of parental influence on youth physical activity.
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A conceptual model linking parental physical activity orientations, parental support for physical activity, and children's self-efficacy perceptions with physical activity participation found parental support was an important correlate of youth physical activity.
Exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: a statement from the Council on Clinical Cardiology (Subcommittee on Exercise,
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This Scientific Statement for health professionals summarizes the evidence for the benefits of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, provides suggestions to healthcare professionals for implementing physical activity programs for their patients, and identifies areas for future investigation.
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