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David Crawford, Robert W. Jeffery, Kylie Ball, and Johannes Brug

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571512

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.001.0001

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Population approaches to increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour among children and adults

Population approaches to increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour among children and adults

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(p.186) Chapter 12 Population approaches to increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour among children and adults
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Obesity Epidemiology
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Jo Salmon

Abby C. King

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0012

This chapter presents a selected overview of the latest evidence for population approaches for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour in different population segments (e.g., children, adolescents, young adults, mid-life adults, and older adults). It considers this evidence within a social ecological context. Emerging issues and directions in the field are also presented.

Keywords:   behaviour change, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, public health intervention, population segments

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