Assesses how park characteristics and demographic factors are associated with park use.
The results of this study suggest that improving neighborhood environments and increasing the public's use of light rail transit systems could provide improvements in health outcomes for millions of individuals.
Using a community-based participatory research approach, we explored adolescent, parent, and community stakeholder perspectives on barriers to healthy eating and physical activity, and intervention ideas to address adolescent obesity.
This study examines how exercise responds to plausibly exogenous price shocks, in the form of weather conditions.
The authors investigated the association between physical and social neighborhood environments and fifth-grade students' physical activity and obesity.
Examines physical activity stability across extended time periods. Results showed that activity levels are somewhat stable from childhood through middle and late adulthood.
The strongest beneficial effect of exercise for the elderly is in fall reduction. Physical activity also modestly to moderately improved strength and cardiovascular performance among previously sedentary older people.
Opportunities for participation in high school extracurricular sports are limited. Future studies should test whether increased opportunities will increase physical activity and impact the increasing overweight problem in youths.
This study examined whether a traditional low-impact mind-body exercise, Tai Chi, affects health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) and headache impact in an adult population suffering from tension-type headaches.
This study investigates to what extent design guidelines are likely to stimulate walking.
Multiple aspects of social context may influence leisure-time physical activity levels and weight status in multiethnic, working-class populations
Proximity to routine destinations is an important correlate of physical activity.
Park-based physical activity is a promising means to satisfy current physical activity requirements.
To assess the relative effectiveness of interventions to prevent falls in older adults to either a usual care group or control group.
Cost of implementing these interventions for frail nursing home residents unlikely to be offset by savings in medical care costs in this population.
This paper provides a theoretical and empirical examination of the long-run growth in weight over time.
Effects of a low- to moderate-intensity group exercise program on strength, endurance, mobility, and fall rates in fall-prone elderly men.
The influence of physicians' attributes and practice style on patients' adherence to treatment was examined in a 2-year longitudinal study of 186 physicians and their diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease patients
Those with sedentary life-styles incur higher medical costs, but their life expectancy at age 20 is 10 months less so they collect less pensions.
The authors compared the practices of subspecialists and general internists in counseling about smoking and exercise.