Using a multidisciplinary approach, Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior breaks away from traditional thinking that places activity and sedentary behavior on a single continuum, which may limit progress in addressing youth inactivity. Instead, the authors encourage readers to focus on how sedentary and physically active behaviors coexist and consider how the two behaviors may have different determinants. Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: Challenges and Solutions considers current research about youth physical activity and sedentary behavior across a range of personal factors as well as cultural and social influences. The text communicates the knowledge base on developmental, economic, psychological, and social factors related to youth physical activity and sedentary behavior and provides an overview of youth-specific approaches to addressing the problem of inactivity among youth.Interventions in the primary care setting (Ford et al., 2002; Saelens et al., 2002) were plagued by small sample sizes and suffered from a ... The Healthy Habits intervention was based on concepts of behavioral modification (e.g., goal setting, problem solving, self-monitoring). ... Current interventions often focus on psychosocial models within schools or community settings and have had modest success.
|Title||:||Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior|
|Author||:||Alan L. Smith, Stuart Biddle|
|Publisher||:||Human Kinetics - 2008|