Parks are an important attribute of the built environment and are known to be associated with psychological, social and physical health benefits, perhaps as a result of improved opportunities to engage in physical activity (PA). Parks may be more likely to influence PA if they are accessible and if ...
The influence of the family and home environment on childhood physical activity (PA) and whether this differs between ethnic groups remains uncertain. This paper investigates associations between family and home factors and childhood PA in a multi-ethnic population and explores whether associations differ between ethnic groups.
Methods Cross-sectional study of 9...
Most public transit users walk to and from transit. We analyzed the relationship between transit commuting and objectively measured physical activity.
Adults aged 20 to 65 working outside the home (n = 1237) were randomly selected from neighborhoods in Seattle and Baltimore regions. Neighborhoods had high or low median income and high ...
Adequate daily physical activity (PA) is important for maintaining functional capacity and independence in older adults. However, most older adults in Canada do not engage in enough PA to sustain fitness and functional independence. Environmental influences, such as warmer daytime temperatures may influence PA participation; however, few studies have examined ...
To compare the physical activity levels of overweight and non overweight 3- to 5-y-old children while attending preschool. A secondary aim was to evaluate weight-related differences in hypothesized parental determinants of child physical activity behavior.
A total of 245, 3- to 5-y-olds (127 girls, 118 boys) and their ...
To compare the physical activity (PA) patterns and the hypothesized psychosocial and environmental determinants of PA in an ethnically diverse sample of obese and non-obese middle school children.
One-hundred and thirty-three non-obese and 54 obese sixth grade children (mean age of 11.4±0.6). Obesity status determined using the ...
This study evaluated a neighborhood environment survey and compared the physical activity and weight status of the residents in two neighborhoods.
On two occasions 107 adults from neighborhoods with differing walkability were selected to complete a survey on their neighborhood environment. Physical activity was assessed by self-report and by ...
To date, nearly all research on physical activity and the built environment is based on self-reported physical activity arid perceived assessment of the built environment.
To assess how objectively measured levels of physical activity are related with objectively measured aspects of the physical environment around each participant’s ...
The purpose of this study was to identify the psychosocial and environmental correlates of objectively measured physical activity behavior in a diverse sample of sixth-grade students.
Participants and Settings
One hundred ninety-eight sixth-grade students from 4 public middle schools in Columbia, South Carolina. The study group was 52.0% female, 55.1% ...
The primary purpose of this study was to compare the health-related physical times and physical activity behaviors of Old Order Mennonite children to both rural and. urban-dwelling children living a contemporary Canadian lifestyle.
A cross-sectional study design was used to compare the physical fitness and physical activity characteristics ...