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Physical activity

Section edited by: Mylene Aubertin-Leheudre, Cindy Hui-Ping Sit, Robby De Pauw and Catherine Capio.

This section welcomes original and review manuscripts and commentaries which discuss the impact of physical activity on public health. The term physical activity refers to any bodily movement that is produced by skeletal muscles and uses energy. This can include structured physical activity (sports participation and formal exercise classes/sessions) and unstructured physical activity (e.g., walking and gardening).

  1. Low physical activity in adulthood is a major public health challenge. The majority of adults spend many hours each week at work, and workplace thus becomes a suitable location in which to promote health and i...

    Authors: Soodabeh Hoveidamanesh, Batool Tayefi, Zahra Rampisheh, Narjes Khalili and Mozhdeh Ramezani
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:214
  2. The risk of Cardiovascular disease (CVDs) among adult populations is influenced by environmental factors, and immigrant populations tend to be more vulnerable. This study examined the effectiveness of a 24-wee...

    Authors: Youlim Kim, Hyeonkyeong Lee and Misook Lee Chung
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:181
  3. To explore the impacts of surgical mask in normal subjects on cardiopulmonary function and muscle performance under different motor load and gender differences.

    Authors: Haining Ou, Yuxin Zheng, Mei Li, Junjie Liang, Hongxin Chen, Shijuan Lang, Qinyi Li, Delong Chen, Youwei Lin, Qiuxia Chen, Yue Sun, Meifeng Zheng, Tingting You and Qiang Lin
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:138
  4. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, progressive condition that can be effectively managed via conservative treatments including exercise, weight management and education. Offering these treatments contemporaneou...

    Authors: Rhiannon K. Patten, Alexander Tacey, Rebecca Pile, Alexandra Parker, Mary De Gori, Phong Tran, Michael J. McKenna, Rebecca Lane, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Catherine M. Said, Itamar Levinger and Mary N. Woessner
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:103
  5. Obesity is a priority public health concern in Canada and other parts of the world. The study primarily aims at assessing the role of  self-perceived work and life stress on obesity among working adults in Can...

    Authors: Nigatu Regassa Geda, Cindy Xin Feng and Yamei Yu
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:97
  6. To date, no longitudinal study using a compositional approach has examined sedentary behavior (SB) patterns in relation to adiposity in the pediatric population. Therefore, our aims were to (1) investigate the...

    Authors: Lukáš Rubín, Aleš Gába, Jana Pelclová, Nikola Štefelová, Lukáš Jakubec, Jan Dygrýn and Karel Hron
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2022 80:1
  7. Disengagement from outdoor recreation may diminish the positive benefits on health and well-being in old age. The purpose of this study is to present a contextual, theoretical, and empirical rationale for an i...

    Authors: Magnus Zingmark, Rosemarie Ankre and Sandra Wall-Reinius
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:232
  8. This study examined how socio-demographic characteristics constructs derived from the health promotion model (HPM) influence the level of physical activity (PA) women in Bojnourd, North East of Iran.

    Authors: Seyedeh Belin Tavakoly Sany, Mohammad Vahedian Shahroodi, Zahra Hosseini Khaboshan, Arezoo Orooji, Habibollah Esmaeily, Alireza Jafari and Mohammad Tajfard
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:178
  9. In collaboration with building developers, the Housing for Health team is contributing to the design of community-based congregate living facilities to support healthy living in older adults. There may also be...

    Authors: Jodie A. Stearns, Hui Ren, John C. Spence, Hayford Avedzi and Karen K. Lee
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:172
  10. Latest studies indicated that the general mental health level is low during the pandemic. Probably, this deterioration of the mental health situation is partly due to declines in physical activity. The aim of ...

    Authors: Eliane S. Engels, Michael Mutz, Yolanda Demetriou and Anne K. Reimers
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:122
  11. Falls among older adults are a serious public health problem. Many studies indicate that positive functional fitness performance decreases the risk of falls. A limited amount of previous study has investigated...

    Authors: Hsin-Hung Ho, I-Yao Fang, Yi-Chien Yu, Yi-Ping Huang, I-Ling Kuo, Li-Ting Wang, Ming-Chueh Tsai, Shao-Hsi Chang and Ming-Chun Hsueh
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:108
  12. Stroke is increasing in Africa and consequences such as limitations in the performance of activities in everyday life persist a long time. A family member might need to care for and assist the person who has h...

    Authors: Gunilla Margareta Eriksson, Julius Tunga Kamwesiga and Susanne Guidetti
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:100
  13. Scoliosis is considered one of the main musculoskeletal changes in childhood, and is characterized by three-dimensional changes in the spine. Schoolchildren is a group who are directly exposed to this conditio...

    Authors: Sanderson José Costa de Assis, Geronimo José Bouzas Sanchis, Clécio Gabriel de Souza and Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:63
  14. Chronic diseases is increasingly becoming one of the most pressing public health concerns in most part of the world, including the Canadian population. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence ...

    Authors: Nigatu Regassa Geda, Bonnie Janzen and Punam Pahwa
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:60
  15. Physical activity (PA) is recognized as important predictor of healthy aging. However, the influence of the type of voluntary PA as well as age or sex in this relationship is unclear. Thus, we assess the assoc...

    Authors: Fanny Buckinx, Éva Peyrusqué, Jordan Granet and Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:50
  16. Physical activity, a high-frequency health behavior, varies by where children live, learn, and play. Children accumulate physical activity in adult-led in-school and out-of-school settings. Youth sport is a po...

    Authors: Debra K. Kellstedt, Michaela A. Schenkelberg, Ann M. Essay, Mary J. Von Seggern, Richard R. Rosenkranz, Gregory J. Welk, Robin High and David A. Dzewaltowski
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:46
  17. Rheumatic diseases are increasingly present in the world population, represented by chronic joint and musculoskeletal pain. Among them, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent. It is considered the third mos...

    Authors: Clécio Gabriel Souza, Marcelo Cardoso Souza, Hugo Jario Silva, Sanderson José Costa Assis and Diego Sousa Dantas
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:118
  18. Lifestyle behaviors are modifiable factors that can provide information for designing intervention strategies for sarcopenia. The present study aimed to identify the relationships between a range of daily life...

    Authors: Pei-Lin Tzeng, Chien-Yu Lin, Ting-Fu Lai, Wan-Chi Huang, Evonne Pien, Ming-Chun Hsueh, Kun-Pei Lin, Jong-Hwan Park and Yung Liao
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:113
  19. The aim of this study was to examine adolescents’ perceptions of parental, teacher, and peer support for physical activity, and to examine the associations between these perceptions and physical activity behav...

    Authors: Beata Pluta, Agata Korcz, Jana Krzysztoszek, Michał Bronikowski and Małgorzata Bronikowska
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:106
  20. The practice of clinical radiology has become more sedentary in the era of the Picture Archiving and Communication System. Physical inactivity is a well-known risk factor for various chronic diseases. This stu...

    Authors: Mohammed Al Gadeeb, Ali Hassan, Omran Al Dandan, Malak Al Shammari, Mawaheb Kalalah, Najwa Zabeeri, Abdulaziz Farea, Danya Gari and Hind S. Alsaif
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:73
  21. Understanding the association between sarcopenia-related variables and several risk factors may help to implement interventions aimed at preventing its occurrence by reducing or controlling the identified risk...

    Authors: Erika Aparecida Silveira, Jacqueline Danesio de Souza, Annelisa Silva e Alves de Carvalho Santos, Andrea Batista de Souza Canheta, Valéria Pagotto and Matias Noll
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:71
  22. Sexual assault is one of potential factors that may greatly affect an individual’s sport participation. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of experiencing physically or non-physically force...

    Authors: Chung Gun Lee, Junhye Kwon, Hojun Sung, Inae Oh, Ohsup Kim, Jeehyun Kang and Ji-Won Park
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:54
  23. Faced with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, regulatory measures aiming to prevent interpersonal contaminations have been undertaken and among these, lockdown. Due to strong restrictions out-of-home movement...

    Authors: Irène Margaritis, Sabine Houdart, Youssef El Ouadrhiri, Xavier Bigard, Anne Vuillemin and Pascale Duché
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:52
  24. Motivational climate in exercise group environments would have an impact on adherence, effort and enjoyment. We examined the motivational climate among nursing home residents who were involved in group exercis...

    Authors: Alexia Charles, Fanny Buckinx, Alexandre Mouton, Jean-Yves Reginster and Olivier Bruyère
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:43
  25. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a health disorder characterized by metabolic abnormalities that predict an increased risk to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). It can be resolved, an...

    Authors: Angelo Tremblay, Marie-Pier Bélanger, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Paula Brauer, Dawna Royall, David M. Mutch and Caroline Rhéaume
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:22
  26. Athletes put their health at short- and long-term risk and a detailed investigation of health outcomes is important because it should allow the development of more specific interventions. This study aimed to e...

    Authors: Matias Noll, Ana Paula Santos Rodrigues and Erika Aparecida Silveira
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:9
  27. This study aimed to investigate the educational needs of 10–14-year-old girls about adolescent puberty health in Ardabil City in Iran, the matter of adolescent puberty health is one of the most important healt...

    Authors: Arash Ziapour, Manoj Sharma, Nazila NeJhaddadgar, Afrouz Mardi and Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:5
  28. The age-performance relationship describes changes in the organism’s structural and functional capabilities over the course of the lifespan. The typical, empirical pattern is an asymmetrical inverted-U shape a...

    Authors: Geoffroy Berthelot, Stacey Johnson, Philippe Noirez, Juliana Antero, Adrien Marck, François-Denis Desgorces, Fabien Pifferi, Patrick A. Carter, Michael Spedding, Archana Singh Manoux and Jean-François Toussaint
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:51
  29. The field of physical activity abounds with recommendations, guidelines, action plans and other documents published by experts, organizations and institutions at the national and international level. However, ...

    Authors: Peter Gelius, Sven Messing and Karim Abu-Omar
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:52
  30. More than 50% of Qatari adults are physically inactive. The workplace is an excellent environment to implement cost-effective, efficient behavioural physical activity (PA) interventions to increase PA. This st...

    Authors: Abdulla S. Al-Mohannadi, Suzan Sayegh, Izzeldin Ibrahim, Ahmad Salman and Abdulaziz Farooq
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:40
  31. Physical activity is crucial for public health; worldwide, across all age groups, exercise has been recognised as a factor that leads to improved health. However, many people do not engage in regular physical ...

    Authors: Irene Vestøl Stødle, Jonas Debesay, Zada Pajalic, Inger Marie Lid and Astrid Bergland
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:26
  32. No data exist in the published literature on burnout in physicians from Central Asia. The aim of this analysis was to assess burnout prevalence in doctors and nurses of a cardiological hospital in Almaty, Kaza...

    Authors: Denis Vinnikov, Anar Dushpanova, Almat Kodasbaev, Zhanna Romanova, Aizhan Almukhanova, Zhangir Tulekov, Esbol Toleu and Gainel Ussatayeva
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2019 77:13