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A simple method to assess exercise behavior in the community.
  • G. Godin, R. Shephard
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of applied sport sciences…
  • 1 May 1969
It is concluded that this simple instrument has potential value for the assessment of leisure time exercise behavior, offering the possibility of examining changes in behavior following the implementation of health and physical fitness promotion programmes in the community. Expand
Position statement. Part one: Immune function and exercise.
The epidemiological distinction between the generic term "physical activity" and the specific category of "exercise", which implies activity for a specific purpose such as improvement of physical condition or competition is recognised. Expand
Revision of the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q).
The revised wording of the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire has apparently had the intended effect of reducing positive responses, particularly to the question regarding an elevation of blood pressure. Expand
Limits to the measurement of habitual physical activity by questionnaires
  • R. Shephard
  • Medicine
  • British journal of sports medicine
  • 1 June 2003
Despite extensive use over 40 years, physical activity questionnaires still show limited reliability and validity and attempts at detailed interpretation in terms of exercise dosage and the extent of resulting health benefits seem premature. Expand
Physical education, school physical activity, school sports and academic performance
Data from quasi-experimental studies find support in mechanistic experiments on cognitive function, pointing to a positive relationship between PA and intellectual performance, and adding time to "academic" or "curricular" subjects by taking time from physical education programmes does not enhance grades in these subjects and may be detrimental to health. Expand
Worksite physical activity interventions.
The generally poor scientific quality of the literature on this topic precludes the judgment that interventions at worksites cannot increase physical activity or fitness, but such an increase remains to be demonstrated by studies using valid research designs and measures. Expand