Development of physical activity behaviors among children and adolescents.

  title={Development of physical activity behaviors among children and adolescents.},
  author={Harold Willis Kohl and Karen E Hobbs},
  volume={101 3 Pt 2},
Physical activity is a key component of energy balance and is promoted in children and adolescents as a lifelong positive health behavior. Understanding the potential behavioral determinants necessitates understanding influences from three fundamental areas: 1) physiologic and developmental factors, 2) environmental factors, and 3) psychological, social, and demographic factors. The literature to date has generally investigated potential predictors of physical activity in children and… CONTINUE READING

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