Tag Archives: physical activity

Snacks After Youth Sports Add More Calories than Kids Burn While Playing, Study Says

Youth Sports Snacks

by Jay Maddock, PhD, and Lori Andersen Spruance, Phd, MEd This post originally appeared on The Conversation and is reposted here with permission. Typical soft drink consumed by kids after sporting events and practice. LuckyLife11/Pixabay Youth sports leagues are a great way for children to get physical activity, develop teamwork and create friendships. Research has shown that youth who participate

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Walking, Physical Activity, and the Built Environment in Rural America: Interview with Jeff Whitfield

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD In the third episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Jeff Whitfield, epidemiologist with the Physical Activity and Health Branch at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jeff’s research is guided by personal and professional interests. He grew up Austin,

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Sport and Collaborations for Physical Activity in Rural America: Interview with Mike Edwards

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD In the second episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Michael B. Edwards, Associate Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. Mike’s research is guided by the idea that developing and managing socially responsible sport and recreational facilities, programs, services, and events will encourage

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Creative Solutions at the Heart of Rural Communities: Interview with M. Renee Umstattd Meyer

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD My first guest is Dr. M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Associate Professor at Baylor University, and lead author of the paper around which this series, Views from the Front Porch, is centered. Her work focuses on promoting health and health equity through an active living lens. Predominantly rural states commonly lead the nation in unhealthy behaviors and

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Q&A with Drs. Rui Li and Justin B. Moore on Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in China

PA Obesity in China

At JPHMP, our mission is to advance and disseminate impactful, practice-based evidence to inform initiatives and policies to improve population health. The public health researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners who contribute content to the journal support this mission and strive to improve public health for all communities through their research. We sat down with Rui Li, PhD, at Wuhan University

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A Lesson in Gaining Buy-In from Policy Makers: An Author Q&A with Dr. Daniel Bornstein

A group of researchers, led by Dr. Daniel Bornstein, is receiving media attention from news outlets across the country, including USA Today, for an article recently published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. The article, “Which US States Pose the Greatest Threats to Military Readiness and Public Health? Public Health Policy Implications for a Cross-sectional Investigation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Body

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Dr. Justin Moore Discusses “Cost-effectiveness of Community-based Minigrants to Increase Physical Activity in Youth”

At JPHMP, our mission is to advance and disseminate impactful, practice-based evidence to inform initiatives and policies to improve population health. The public health researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners who contribute content to the journal support this mission and strive to improve public health for all communities through their research. We sat down with Justin Moore, PhD, associate editor

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Cost-Effectiveness of Minigrants to Increase Physical Activity

A new study published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice looks at the cost-effectiveness of minigrant programs that promote strategies for increasing physical activity levels in youth. Author Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, and colleagues, sampled students in grades 4 through 8 in 20 North Carolina counties in observation waves over a two-year period to determine the cost per child per minute of moderate-to-vigorous physical

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