TITLE

UNIVERSITY FACULTY MODELING HEALTH PROMOTING BEHAVIORS: MEETING SURGEON GENERAL'S GUIDELINES FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Matthew Lee; Chen, Christina M.; McKyer, E. Lisako J.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p380
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Careers in academia may foster sedentary lifestyles. The purposes of this study are to assess university faculty members' physical activity (PA), utilization of campus exercise facilities, and perceived barriers to PA. Data were collected from 84 faculty members using an internet-based survey instrument. Results indicate the majority of university faculty (71.4%) met the SG guidelines for PA. Faculty who met SG guidelines were less likely to self-report poor health [OR=0.111, p<.01] and barriers to PA [OR=0.314, p<.05]. Faculty members are ideal candidates for worksite health promotion efforts to decrease sedentary lifestyles and overcome barriers to PA.
ACCESSION #
51470984

 

Related Articles

  • Assessment of Health-Promoting Behavior and Lifestyle of Adolescents of a North Indian City. Raj, Sonika; Senjam, Suraj Singh; Singh, Amarjeet // International Journal of Preventive Medicine;Oct2013, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p1189 

    Background: Several health compromising behaviors (e.g., smoking, alcohol) as well as health enhancing behaviors (e.g., physical exercise, nutrition) are adopted in adolescence and they often persist into adulthood. Thus, there is a definite need to investigate the health behavior of adolescents...

  • Walking Out at Work.  // Business Today;8/19/2012, p132 

    The article discusses how to stay fit and healthy despite of a demanding work schedule. It notes that people with busy schedules can stay fit if they work some routine physical activity into their frequently sedentary lifestyles such as running down to the canteen, walking up to the coffee, and...

  • Sedentary Behaviors,Weight, and Health and Disease Risks. Raynor, Hollie A.; Bond, Dale S.; Freedson, Patty S.; Sisson, Susan B. // Journal of Obesity;2012, p1 

    The authors reflect on a study on the link of watching television and children's and adolescents' weight status with disease risks. They discuss the use of the term sedentary in describing behaviors that do not meet the level of energy consumption equal to moderate physical activity. They tackle...

  • Interrupting long periods of sitting: good STUFF. Rutten, Geert M.; Savelberg, Hans H.; Biddle, Stuart J. H.; Kremers, Stef P. J. // International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activit;2013, Vol. 10, p1 

    There is increasing evidence that sedentary behaviour is in itself a health risk, regardless of the daily amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Therefore, sedentary behaviour should be targeted as important health behaviour. It is known that even relatively small changes of health...

  • U.S. Population Profile of Time-Stamped Accelerometer Outputs: Impact of Wear Time. Tudor-Locke, Catrine; Johnson, William D.; Katzmarzyk, Peter T. // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Jul2011, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p693 

    Background: We examined the effects of wear time on a population profile of time-stamped accelerometer outputs using the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data representing 3744 adults ≥ 20 years of age. Methods: Outputs included activity counts, steps,...

  • AAP UPDATES RECOMMENDATIONS ON OBESITY PREVENTION.  // Exceptional Parent;Aug2015, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p39 

    The article several tips to prevent obesity from professional organization American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). These tips include purchasing fewer products with high-calories and sugar-sweetened beverages, placing healthy foods and beverages in plain sight, and encouraging children to eat at...

  • THE HEALTHY PLACES INITIATIVES FOR MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.  // Exceptional Parent;Aug2015, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p60 

    The article presents the author's views on the healthy places initiatives for military families in the U.S. The initiative includes farmers markets and community gardens, installation bike sharing programs, and walking and biking paths for recreation and transportation. Comments from Richard...

  • Measuring Physical Inactivity: Do Current Measures Provide an Accurate View of "Sedentary" Video Game Time? Fullerton, Simon; Taylor, Anne W.; Grande, Eleonora Dal; Berry, Narelle // Journal of Obesity;2014, p1 

    Background. Measures of screen time are often used to assess sedentary behaviour. Participation in activity-based video games (exergames) can contribute to estimates of screen time, as current practices of measuring it do not consider the growing evidence that playing exergames can provide light...

  • UK couch potatoes must start moving more, say charities. Paton, Nic // Occupational Health;Nov2013, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p7 

    The article discusses a report by British charities Rambler and Macmillan Cancer Support released in October 2013 indicating that leading sedentary life is one of the biggest public health challenges in Great Britain. The report called for employees and others to encourage people to get up, get...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sign out of this library

Other Topics