- Attitudes Towards Physical Activity and Exercise Participation -- a Comparison of Healthy-Weight and Obese Adolescents. Kopczynski, S.; Chen-Stute, A.; Kellmann, M. // Deutsche Zeitschrift fÃ¼r Sportmedizin;2014, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p139
Background: Physical activity and exercise are important in the prevention and treatment of adolescent obesity. The goal of non-stationary obesity treatment is to encourage long-lasting sport participation. From the motivational perspective, positive attitudes towards physical activity and...
- THE VALUE OF EXERCISE FOR KIDS. // Electronic Ardell Wellness Report (E-AWR);09/15/2000, p1
Comments on the importance physical fitness for children in the United States. Percentage of children deemed overweight by the National Center for Health Statistics; Programs proposed to alleviate health problems; Evaluation of exercise equipment for kids; Implications of the issue for politicians.
- Measuring Physical Activity in Children: A Comparison of Four Different Methods. O'Connor, Janice; Ball, Elizabeth J.; Steinbeck, Kate S.; Davies, Peter S.W.; Wishart, Connie; Gaskin, Kevin J.; Baur, Louise A. // Pediatric Exercise Science;May2003, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p202
The aim of this study of 56 children aged 6-9 years was to identify measures of physical activity that could be used in either clinical or population studies. Comparisons were made between four measures of physical activity: a three day parent-reported activity diary, a parent-reported physical...
- Physical Activity, Adiposity, and Obesity Among Adolescents. // Pediatric Exercise Science;Nov1994, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p348
This review examines the evidence that the level of physical activity (PA) or total energy expenditure during adolescence affects body adiposity in the obese and nonobese adolescent population. Several cross-sectional studies suggested that obese children were less physically active than their...
- Exercising excuses. McClellan-Brandt, Sarah // Fort Worth Business Press;10/9/2006 Health & Wellness Supplem, Vol. 19, p8
The article discusses the common excuses overweight and obese people make regarding weight management. It identifies the results of Obesity.org statistics in 2000 on the factors why some 64.5 percent of U.S. adults are overweight and 30.5 percent are obese. Some reasons that are commonly used by...
- BODY BUDDY. Fuller, Rod // Advocate;3/29/72, Issue 82, p24
Presents advice on body development. Survival from a car accident; Exercise suggested for an overweight person; Additional exercise suggested for shoulders.
- Past-Year Sports Participation, Current Physical Activity, and Fitness in Urban Adolescent Girls. Phillips, Jennie A.; Young, Deborah Rohm // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Jan2009, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p105
Background: This study examined associations between sports participation, physical activity, fitness level, and body mass index in ninth-grade girls. Methods: Data were analyzed for 221 participants who completed sports participation and physical activity recall questionnaires, an aerobic step...
- Exercise is not enough. // HealthEX Specialist;2005, Issue 4, p6
Discusses research being done on the impact of exercise on death risk associated with being obese. Reference to a study published in the 2004 issue of "New England Journal of Medicine"; Increase in risk of early death among nurses who exercised less than 3.5 hours per week; Percentage of...
- 20 Ways to Stick to Your Workout. Campbell, Adam // Men's Health;Sep2003, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p102
Suggests several motivational strategies to engage in a workout or fitness program. Percentage of U.S. population that regularly engages in high levels of physical activity; Attitude of most overweight persons toward exercising; Importance of associating exercise to health.