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  1. Research

    Does psychological functioning mediate the relationship between bullying involvement and weight loss preoccupation in adolescents? A two-stage cross-sectional study

    Adolescent bullying is associated with a range of adversities for those who are bullied i.e., victims and bully-victims (e.g., those who bully others and get victimised), including reduced psychological functi...

    Kirsty Lee, Alexa Guy, Jeremy Dale and Dieter Wolke

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:38

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  2. Research

    Can an incentive-based intervention increase physical activity and reduce sitting among adults? the ACHIEVE (Active Choices IncEntiVE) feasibility study

    Despite recent interest in the potential of incentivisation as a strategy for motivating healthier behaviors, little remains known about the effectiveness of incentives in promoting physical activity and reduc...

    Kylie Ball, Ruth F. Hunter, Jaimie-Lee Maple, Marj Moodie, Jo Salmon, Kok-Leong Ong, Lena D. Stephens, Michelle Jackson and David Crawford

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:35

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  3. Review

    Factors of physical activity among Chinese children and adolescents: a systematic review

    Lack of physical activity is a growing problem in China, due to the fast economic development and changing living environment over the past two decades. The aim of this review is to summarize the factors relat...

    Congchao Lu, Ronald P. Stolk, Pieter J. J. Sauer, Anna Sijtsma, Rikstje Wiersma, Guowei Huang and Eva Corpeleijn

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:36

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  4. Research

    Randomised controlled feasibility study of a school-based multi-level intervention to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour among vocational school students

    No school-based physical activity (PA) interventions among older adolescents have demonstrated long-term effectiveness, and few of them so far have addressed sedentary behaviour (SB). Based on behavioural theo...

    Nelli Hankonen, Matti T. J. Heino, Sini-Tuuli Hynynen, Hanna Laine, Vera Araújo-Soares, Falko F. Sniehotta, Tommi Vasankari, Reijo Sund and Ari Haukkala

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:37

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  5. Research

    Do associations between objectively-assessed physical activity and neighbourhood environment attributes vary by time of the day and day of the week? IPEN adult study

    To more accurately quantify the potential impact of the neighbourhood environment on adults’ physical activity (PA), it is important to compare environment-PA associations between periods of the day or week wh...

    Ester Cerin, Josef Mitáš, Kelli L. Cain, Terry L. Conway, Marc A. Adams, Grant Schofield, Olga L. Sarmiento, Rodrigo Siqueira Reis, Jasper Schipperijn, Rachel Davey, Deborah Salvo, Rosario Orzanco-Garralda, Duncan J. Macfarlane, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Neville Owen, James F. Sallis…

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:34

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  6. Research

    Sedentary behaviours during pregnancy: a systematic review

    In the general population, at least 50% of time awake is spent in sedentary behaviours. Sedentary behaviours are activities that expend less energy than 1.5 metabolic equivalents, such as sitting. The amount o...

    Caterina Fazzi, David H. Saunders, Kathryn Linton, Jane E. Norman and Rebecca M. Reynolds

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:32

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  7. Methodology

    Evaluation of a smartphone food diary application using objectively measured energy expenditure

    Dietary assessment methods are limited in their ability to adequately measure food and beverage consumption. Smartphone applications may provide a novel method of dietary assessment to capture real-time food i...

    Felicity J. Pendergast, Nicola D. Ridgers, Anthony Worsley and Sarah A. McNaughton

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:30

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  8. Research

    Medical costs of a low skeletal muscle mass are modulated by dietary diversity and physical activity in community-dwelling older Taiwanese: a longitudinal study

    Age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass (SMM) and function (sarcopenia) are associated with poor health outcomes and an economic burden on health care services. An appropriate diet and physical activity have ...

    Yuan-Ting C. Lo, Mark L. Wahlqvist, Yi-Chen Huang, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Chi-Fen Wang and Meei-Shyuan Lee

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:31

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  9. Research

    The combined impact of diet, physical activity, sleep and screen time on academic achievement: a prospective study of elementary school students in Nova Scotia, Canada

    Few studies have investigated the independent associations of lifestyle behaviors (diet, physical activity, sleep, and screen time) and body weight status with academic achievement. Even fewer have investigate...

    Erin L. Faught, John P. Ekwaru, Douglas Gleddie, Kate E. Storey, Mark Asbridge and Paul J. Veugelers

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:29

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  10. Research

    Understanding and acceptability by Hispanic consumers of four front-of-pack food labels

    Front-of-pack food labels (FOPL) can help consumers make healthy and informed food choices. FOPL are used in the food market but evaluations of their understanding and acceptability are scanty. This study aime...

    Vanessa De la Cruz-Góngora, Pilar Torres, Alejandra Contreras-Manzano, Alejandra Jáuregui de la Mota, Verónica Mundo-Rosas, Salvador Villalpando and Guadalupe Rodríguez-Oliveros

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:28

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  11. Research

    Intervening to reduce workplace sitting: mediating role of social-cognitive constructs during a cluster randomised controlled trial

    The Stand Up Victoria multi-component intervention successfully reduced workplace sitting time in both the short (three months) and long (12 months) term. To further understand how this intervention worked, we...

    Nyssa T. Hadgraft, Elisabeth A. H. Winkler, Genevieve N. Healy, Brigid M. Lynch, Maike Neuhaus, Elizabeth G. Eakin, David W. Dunstan, Neville Owen and Brianna S. Fjeldsoe

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:27

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  12. Research

    Who uses height-adjustable desks? - Sociodemographic, health-related, and psycho-social variables of regular users

    Sit-to-stand height-adjustable desks (HAD) may promote workplace standing, as long as workers use them on a regular basis. The aim of this study was to investigate (i) how common HAD in German desk-based worke...

    Birgit Wallmann-Sperlich, Tanja Bipp, Jens Bucksch and Ingo Froboese

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:26

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  13. Research

    Sedentary patterns, physical activity and health-related physical fitness in youth: a cross-sectional study

    Strong evidence indicates that moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is positively associated with fitness in youth, independent of total sedentary-time. Sedentary-time appears negatively associated with ...

    Pedro B. Júdice, Analiza M. Silva, Juliane Berria, Edio L. Petroski, Ulf Ekelund and Luís B. Sardinha

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:25

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  14. Review

    Framework for the design and delivery of organized physical activity sessions for children and adolescents: rationale and description of the ‘SAAFE’ teaching principles

    The economic burden of inactivity is substantial, with conservative estimates suggesting the global cost to health care systems is more than US$50 billion. School-based programs, including physical education a...

    David R. Lubans, Chris Lonsdale, Kristen Cohen, Narelle Eather, Mark R. Beauchamp, Philip J. Morgan, Benjamin D. Sylvester and Jordan J. Smith

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:24

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  15. Research

    Validation of the comprehensive feeding practice questionnaire among school aged children in Jordan: a factor analysis study

    Obesity has become a significant worldwide contributor to morbidity with an alarming increase in the incidence of childhood obesity. Few studies have evaluated parental feeding practices and their impact on ch...

    Walid A. Al-Qerem, Jonathan Ling and Abdul Qader AlBawab

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:23

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  16. Review

    Measurement of availability and accessibility of food among youth: a systematic review of methodological studies

    Comprehensive and psychometrically tested measures of availability and accessibility of food are needed in order to explore availability and accessibility as determinants and predictors of dietary behaviors. T...

    Mekdes K. Gebremariam, Cristina Vaqué-Crusellas, Lene F. Andersen, F. Marijn Stok, Marta Stelmach-Mardas, Johannes Brug and Nanna Lien

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:22

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  17. Research

    Municipal investment in off-road trails and changes in bicycle commuting in Minneapolis, Minnesota over 10 years: a longitudinal repeated cross-sectional study

    We studied the effect of key development and expansion of an off-road multipurpose trail system in Minneapolis, Minnesota between 2000 and 2007 to understand whether infrastructure investments are associated w...

    Jana A. Hirsch, Katie A. Meyer, Marc Peterson, Le Zhang, Daniel A. Rodriguez and Penny Gordon-Larsen

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:21

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  18. Research

    Long-term effects of a web-based cancer aftercare intervention on moderate physical activity and vegetable consumption among early cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial

    The number of cancer survivors is growing. Negative physical and psychosocial consequences of cancer treatment can occur during survivorship. Following healthy lifestyle recommendations is beneficial to increa...

    Iris M. Kanera, Roy A. Willems, Catherine A. W. Bolman, Ilse Mesters, Peter Verboon and Lilian Lechner

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:19

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  19. Review

    Impact of universal interventions on social inequalities in physical activity among older adults: an equity-focused systematic review

    Physical activity is one of the most important contributors to healthy aging. Public health strategies aiming to promote physical activity among older adults are increasingly being implemented. However, little...

    Gesa Lehne and Gabriele Bolte

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:20

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  20. Review

    Review of behaviour change interventions to reduce population salt intake

    Excess salt intake is a major cause of raised blood pressure—the leading risk factor for death and disability worldwide. Although behaviour change interventions such as awareness campaigns and health education...

    Kathy Trieu, Emma McMahon, Joseph Alvin Santos, Adrian Bauman, Kellie-Ann Jolly, Bruce Bolam and Jacqui Webster

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:17

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  21. Review

    Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Changing diet and physical activity behaviour is one of the cornerstones of type 2 diabetes treatment, but changing behaviour is challenging. The objective of this study was to identify behaviour change technique...

    Kevin A. Cradock, Gearóid ÓLaighin, Francis M. Finucane, Heather L. Gainforth, Leo R. Quinlan and Kathleen A. Martin Ginis

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:18

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  22. Research

    Motivational theater to increase consumption of vegetable dishes by preschool children

    By 3 years of age, many children have developed a dislike for certain foods, particularly vegetables. Seventy-five percent of young children consume less than the recommended levels for vegetables. The objecti...

    Theresa Nicklas, Sandra Lopez, Yan Liu, Rabab Saab and Robert Reiher

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:16

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  23. Review

    The neighbourhood physical environment and active travel in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Perceived and objectively-assessed aspects of the neighbourhood physical environment have been postulated to be key contributors to regular engagement in active travel (AT) in older adults. We systematically r...

    Ester Cerin, Andrea Nathan, Jelle van Cauwenberg, David W. Barnett and Anthony Barnett

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:15

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  24. Research

    Impact of physical activity level and dietary fat content on passive overconsumption of energy in non-obese adults

    Passive overconsumption is the increase in energy intake driven by the high-fat energy-dense food environment. This can be explained in part because dietary fat has a weaker effect on satiation (i.e. process t...

    Kristine Beaulieu, Mark Hopkins, John Blundell and Graham Finlayson

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:14

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  25. Research

    Physical activity levels objectively measured among older adults: a population-based study in a Southern city of Brazil

    Low levels of physical activity are currently observed in all age groups around the world. Among older adults physical activity is even lower, potentially influencing quality of life, incidence of diseases and...

    Virgílio Viana Ramires, Fernando César Wehrmeister, Andrea Wendt Böhm, Leony Galliano, Ulf Ekelund, Soren Brage and Inácio Crochemore Mohnsam da Silva

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:13

    Published on: 2 February 2017

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