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Energy balance-related behaviors

Section edited by Richard Rosenkranz, Dianne Stanton Ward, Carol Maher, Marc Adams and Janice Thompson.    

This section aims to publish studies looking at the health behaviors which may positively or negatively influence the energy balance (physical activity, sedentary behavior, diet/nutrition) and which may be related to weight-status, -gain and -control.

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  1. Effective interventions promoting healthier eating behavior among adolescents are urgently needed. One factor that has been shown to impact effectiveness is whether the target population accepts the interventi...

    Authors: F. Marijn Stok, Denise T. D. de Ridder, Emely de Vet, Liliya Nureeva, Aleksandra Luszczynska, Jane Wardle, Tania Gaspar and John B. F. de Wit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:5

    Content type: Research article

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  2. High quality physical education programs in high schools may facilitate adoption of sustainable healthy living among adolescents. Public health nurses often meet students who avoid taking part in physical educ...

    Authors: Eirik Abildsnes, Tonje H. Stea, Sveinung Berntsen, Christina S. Omfjord and Gudrun Rohde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1295

    Content type: Research article

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  3. More than 10 % (approximately 60,000) of the adult population in Styria, a federal state in the south of Austria, is granted a residential stay in a health resort each year. The target group for these stays is...

    Authors: Christian Lackinger, Albert Strehn, Thomas Ernst Dorner, Josef Niebauer and Sylvia Titze

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1265

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Research has clearly demonstrated that excess time spent on sedentary behavior (SB) increases health risks in the population. However, the lack of information on the context of SB in the population prevents a ...

    Authors: Youngwon Kim and Gregory J. Welk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1218

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The relationship between physical activity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) protection is well documented. Numerous factors (e.g. patient motivation, lack of facilities, physician time constraints) can contrib...

    Authors: François Boudreau, Michel Jean Louis Walthouwer, Hein de Vries, Gilles R. Dagenais, Ginette Turbide, Anne-Sophie Bourlaud, Michel Moreau, José Côté and Paul Poirier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1038

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Physical inactivity levels are unacceptably high and effective interventions that can increase physical activity in large populations at low cost are urgently needed. Web-based interventions that use computer-...

    Authors: C. Vandelanotte, C. Short, R. C. Plotnikoff, C. Hooker, D. Canoy, A. Rebar, S. Alley, S. Schoeppe, W. K. Mummery and M. J. Duncan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1020

    Content type: Study protocol

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