--3.27 Physical activity

Research and statistics concerning the incidence of physical activity and related trends.

Obstacles to action - backgrounder (SPARC)

The study was based on a joint SPARC/Cancer Society survey undertaken in 2003 and was conducted by ACNielsen.

Physical activity in modern society: is there also an environmental benefit?

Higgins (2005) has shown that increased human physical activity in the USA could lead to both improvements in physical health and reductions in oil consumption by motor vehicles, thereby also reducing carbon emissions.

A survey to assess physical activity promotion by registered dietitians

Convincing evidence has emerged in recent years for the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases.

Is sport for all? Exercise and physical activity patterns etc

Recent evidence shows that any form of physical activity, not just aerobic activity to improve cardiovascular fitness, can have significant health benefits. However, physical inactivity is increasingly widespread.
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Dog ownership and human health-related physical activity: an epidemiological study

The presence of a household dog may be of benefit to the health of the owners. One reason may be because of increased physical activity through regular dog walking.
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How people achieve recommended levels of physical activity and the implications etc

Attempts to increase community participation in physical activity through the promotion of walking have increased in recent times.
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Walking the talk (incorporating physical activity into conferences and meetings)

Incorporating physical activity into conferences and meetings
Walking the talk - Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
A Rocky Mountain Conference on Weight Realities (2005) incorporated physical activities throughout the meeting to promote active living and to demonstrate how to build enjoyable body movement into daily lives of busy people.

Association of perceived social and physical environmental supports etc

This paper evaluates perceived social and environmental supports for physical activity and walking using multivariable modelling. Perceptions were obtained on a sample of households in a south-eastern county.

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