'Pedometers cost buttons': the feasibility of implementing a pedometer based walking programme within the community
- Arthritis Awareness Month -- May 2008. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/9/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 18, p498
The article discusses the designation of May 2008 as Arthritis Awareness Month in the U.S. to encourage persons with arthritis to stay physically active to prevent its progress. The U.S. Surgeon General has stated that regular physical activity is necessary to maintain normal muscle strength,...
- Walking trails improve community fitness. // Nation's Health;May2000, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p32
Explains that walking trails among communities in the United States can improve the health of residents. Highlights on the study done by researchers; How walking trials can encourage people to walk during time when they could be inactive.
- Systematic reviews of health effects of social interventions: 2. Best available evidence: how low should you go? Ogilvie, David; Egan, Matt; Hamilton, Val; Petticrew, Mark // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Oct2005, Vol. 59 Issue 10, p886
Study objective: There is little guidance on how to select the best available evidence of health effects of social interventions. The aim of this paper was to assess the implications of selling particular inclusion criteria for evidence synthesis. Design: Analysis of all relevant studies for one...
- Perceived barriers to walking in the neighbourhood environment and change in physical activity levels over 12 months. Dawson, Jill; Hillsdon, Melvyn; Boiler, Irene; Foster, Charlie // British Journal of Sports Medicine;Sep2007, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p562
Objectives: To investigate whether, and to what extent, perceived barriers to neighbourhood walking (BTNW) may be associated with physical activity levels. Design: Prospective survey with 12-month follow-up. Subjects and methods: 750 people attending walking schemes throughout England and...
- POLE TO POLE. Stewart, Gill // SportEX Health (14718154);Apr2009, Issue 20, p27
The article offers information on Nordic walking and its role in physical activity promotion in Great Britain. It notes that Nordic walking is considered as an effective outdoor walking technique. Participants push off through specifically designed Nordic walking poles, creating a total body...
- How important is the land use mix measure in understanding walking behaviour? Results from the RESIDE study. Christian, Hayley E.; Bull, Fiona C.; Middleton, Nicholas J.; Knuiman, Matthew W.; Divitini, Mark L.; Hooper, Paula; Amarasinghe, Anura; Giles-Corti, Billie // International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activit;2011, Vol. 8, p55
Background: Understanding the relationship between urban design and physical activity is a high priority. Different representations of land use diversity may impact the association between neighbourhood design and specific walking behaviours. This study examined different entropy based...
- Laguna woods residents answer call to exercise. // Nation's Health;Jun/Jul2002, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p16
Discusses how residents of Laguna Woods, California responded to the city's National Public Health Week physical activity challenge. Goal of the program; Number of residents that took part in the challenge.
- get slim: skip the gym. // Cincinnati;Winter2011 Wedding, p30
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- STAND TO SURVIVE. Bradley, Ryan // Fortune International (Asia);7/2/2012, Vol. 166 Issue 1, p21
The article reports on a new study which found that too much sitting is killing people faster.