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Transit Use and Physical Activity: Findings from the Houston Travel Related Activity in Neighborhoods (TRAIN) Study

(Knell G, Durand CP, Shuval K, Kohl HW III, Salvo D, Sener I, Pettee Gabriel K; Preventative Medicine; 2017)


Weather is not significantly correlated with destination-specific transport-related physical activity among adults: a large-scale temporally matched analysis

(Durand CP, Zhang K, Salvo D; Preventive medicine; 2017)


25-year physical activity trajectories and development of subclinical coronary artery disease as measured by coronary artery calcification: The CARDIA Study

(Laddu DR, Rana JS, Murillo R, Sorel ME, Quesenberry, Jr. CP, Allen NB, Pettee Gabriel K, Carnethon MR, Liu K, Reis JP, Lloyd-Jones D, Carr JJ, Sidney S; Mayo Clinic Proceedings; 2017)


Impacts of a Temporary Urban Pop-Up Park on Physical Activity and Other Individual- and Community-Level Outcomes

(Salvo D, Banda JA, Sheats JL, Winter SJ, dos Santos DL, King AC; Journal of Urban Health; 2017)


Associations of Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Screen Time With Cardiovascular Fitness in United States Adolescents: Results from the NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey (NNYFS)

(Porter AK, Matthews KJ, Salvo D, Kohl III HW; Journal of Physical Activity and Health; 2017)


The longitudinal relation between self-reported physical activity and presenteeism

(Walker TJ, Tullar JM, Diamond PM, Kohl HW 3rd, Amick BC 3rd; Prev Med; 2017)


Association of Self-Reported Aerobic Physical Activity, Muscle-Strengthening Physical Activity, and Stretching Behavior With Presenteeism

(Walker TJ, Tullar JM, Diamond PM, Kohl HW 3rd, Amick BC 3rd; J Occup Environ Med; 2017)


Effect Of Neighborhood-unit Definition On The Relationship Between Physical Activity And The Built Environment: 3667 Board #114 June 3 8

(Salvo D, Durand CP, Evans AE, Perez A, Kohl, HW III; Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; 2017)


Preserving older adults' routine outdoor activities in contrasting neighborhood environments through a physical activity intervention

(King AC, Salvo D, Banda JA, Ahn DK, Chapman JE, Gill TM, Fielding RA, Demons J, Tudor-Locke C, Rosso A, Pahor M; Preventive medicine; 2017)


Vitamin B12 and homocysteine associations with gait speed in older adults: The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

(Vidoni ML, Pettee Gabriel K, Luo ST, Simonsick EM, Day RS; 2017)


High intensity fitness training among a national sample of male career firefighters

(Jahnke SA, Hyder ML, Haddock CK, Jitnarin N, Day RS, Poston WS; 2015)


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

(Cerin E, Mitáš J, Cain KL, Conway TL, Adams MA, Schofield G, Sarmiento OL, Reis RS, Schipperijn J, Davey R, Salvo D, et al; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 2017)


The effect of new shower facilities on physical activity behaviors of employees: A quasi-experiment

(Nehme EK, Pérez A, Ranjit N, Amick BC 3rd, Kohl HW 3rd; Journal of Physical Activity & Health; 2016)


Correlates of Physical Activity Differ by Sex and Country of Birth Among Mexican-Heritage Youth

(Wilkinson AV, Miller EE, Koehly LM, Daniel CR, Forman MR; J Immigr Minor Health; 2016)


Bi-directional associations of accelerometer-determined sedentary behavior and physical activity with reported time-in-bed: Women’s Health Study

(Gabriel KP, Sternfeld B, Shiroma EJ, Perez A, Lee IM; Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation; 2017)


Strategic Priorities for Physical Activity Surveillance in the United States

(Fulton JE, Carlson SA, Ainsworth BE, Berrigan D, Carlson C, Dorn JM, Heath GW, Kohl HW, Lee IM, Lee SM, Másse LC, Morrow JR Jr, Gabriel KP, Pivarnik JM, Pronk NP, Rodgers AB, Saelens BE, Sallis JF, Troiano RP, Tudor-Locke C, Wendel A; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise; 2016)


Association between sitting time and cardiometabolic risk factors after adjustment for cardiorespiratory fitness, Cooper Center Longitudinal Study

(Barlow CE, Shuval K, Balasubramanian BA, Kendzor DE, Radford NB, DeFina LF, Gabriel KP; Preventing Chronic Disease; 2016)


Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between objectively measured sedentary time and metabolic disease: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study

(Barone Gibbs B, Pettee Gabriel K, Reis JP, Jakicic JM, Carnethon MR, Sternfeld B; Diabetes Care; 2015)


Do Short Spurts of Physical Activity Benefit Cardiovascular Health? The CARDIA Study

(White DK, Gabriel KP, Kim Y, Lewis CE, Sternfeld B; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise; 2015)


Impact of school-based vegetable garden and physical activity coordinated health interventions on weight status and weight-related behaviors of ethnically diverse, low-income students: Study design and baseline data of the Texas, Grow! Eat! Go!...

(Evans A, Ranjit N, Hoelscher D, Jovanovic C, Lopez M, McIntosh A, Ory M, Whittlesey L, McKyer L, Kirk A, Smith C, Walton C, Heredia N, Warren J; BMC Public Health; 2016)


Previous gardening experience and gardening enjoyment is related to vegetable preferences and consumption among low-income elementary school children

(Evans A, Ranjit N, Fair CN, Jennings R, Warren JL; J Nutr Educ Behav; 2016)


The Effect of Light Rail Transit on Physical Activity: Design and Methods of the Travel-Related Activity in Neighborhoods Study

(Durand CP, Oluyomi AO, Gabriel KP, Salvo D, Sener IN , Hoelscher DM, Knell G, Tang X, Porter AK, Robertson MC, Kohl III HW; Frontiers in Public Health; 2016)


An international perspective on the nexus of physical activity research and policy

(Pratt M, Salvo D, Cavill N, Giles-Corti B, McCue P, Reis RS, Juaregui A, Foster C; Environment and Behavior; 2016)


Effects of Funding Allocation for Safe Routes to School Programs on Active Commuting to School and Related Behavioral, Knowledge, and Psychosocial Outcomes: Results From the Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE) Study

(Hoelscher DM, Ory MG, Dowdy D, Miao J, Atteberry H, Nichols D, Evans A, Menendez T, Lee C, & Wang S; Environment & Behavior; 2016)


A Contextual Look at Safe Routes to School Implementation in Texas

(Atteberry H, Dowdy D, Oluyomi A, Nichols D, Ory MG, & Hoelscher DM; Environment & Behavior; 2016)


Impact of a mobile phone intervention to reduce sedentary behavior in a community sample of adults: a quasi-experimental evaluation

(Kendzor DE, Shuval K, Gabriel KP, Businelle MS, Ma P, High RR, Cuate EL, Poonawalla IB, Rios DM, Demark-Wahnefried W, Swartz MD, Wetter DW; Journal of Medical Internet Research; 2016)


Using Family-Focused Garden, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Programs To Reduce Childhood Obesity: The Texas! Go! Eat! Grow! Pilot Study

(Spears-Lanoix EC, McKyer EL, Evans A, McIntosh WA, Ory M, Whittlesey L, Kirk A, Hoelscher DM, Warren JL; Childhood Obesity, 2015)


Moderating effects of age, gender and education on the associations of perceived neighborhood environment attributes with accelerometer-based physical activity: The IPEN adult study

(Van Dyck D, Cerin E, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Salvo D, Christiansen LB, MacFarlane D, Owen N, Mitas J, Troelsen J, Aguinaga-Ontoso I, Davey R, Reis RS, Sarmiento OL, Schofield G, Conway TL, Sallis JF; Health & Place; 2015)


Do short spurts of physical activity benefit cardiovascular health? The CARDIA study

(White DK, Gabriel KP, Kim Y, Lewis CE, Sternfeld B; Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise; 2015)


Standing, obesity, and metabolic syndrome: Findings from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study

(Shuval K, Barlow CE, Finley CE, Gabriel KP, Schmidt MD, DeFina LF; Mayo Clinic Proceedings; 2015)


Independent and joint effects of sedentary behavior and cardiorespiratory fitness on all-cause mortality among healthy men

(Shuval K, Finley CE, Barlow CE, Nguyen BT, Njike V, Pettee-Gabriel K; BMJ Open; 2015)


Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between objectively-measured sedentary time and metabolic disease: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study

(Barone Gibbs B, Pettee Gabriel K, Reis JP, Jakicic JM, Carnethon MR, Sternfeld B; Diabetes Care; 2015)


The association of trip distance with walking to reach public transit: Data from the California Household Travel Survey

(Durand CP, Tang X, Pettee-Gabrie, K, Sener IN, Oluyomi AO, Knell G, Porter A, Hoelscher DM, Kohl HW; Journal of Transport & Health; 2015)


Accelerometer-determined sedentary behavior and dietary quality among U.S. adults

(Shuval K, Nguyen BT, Yaroch AL, Drope J, Gabriel KP; Preventive Medicine; 2015)


Bullied status and physical activity in Texas Adolescents

(Case KR, Pérez A, Saxton DL, Hoelscher DM, Springer AE; Health Education and Behavior; 2015)


Bullied Status and Physical Activity in Texas Adolescents

(Case KR, Pérez A, Saxton DL, Hoelscher DM, Springer AE; Health Educ Behav; 2015)


Effects of the Quest to Lava Mountain computer game on dietary and physical activity behaviors of elementary school children - a pilot group-randomized controlled trial

(Sharma SV, Shegog R, Chow J, Finley C, Pomeroy M, Smith C, Hoelscher DM; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2015)


Maternal beliefs and parenting practices regarding their preschool child's television viewing: An exploration in a sample of low-income Mexican-origin mothers

(Thompson DA, Polk S, Cheah CS, Vandewater EA, Johnson SL, Chrismer MC, Tschann JM; Clinical Pediatrics; 2015)


Active Commuting to School in Mexican Adolescents: Evidence From the Mexican National Nutrition and Health Survey

(Jáuregui A, Medina C, Salvo D, Barquera S, Rivera-Dommarco JA; Journal of Physical Activity and Health; 2015)


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The Science of Childhood Obesity: An Individual to Societal Framework

UTHealth researchers published eight new articles, including an introduction from the regional dean, as part of a special obesity issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The issue provides insights into how to solve the child obesity epidemic and close the gap in our current understanding of its causes.


The science of childhood obesity: an individual to societal framework

Researchers from the MSD Center published the eight articles in this special issue from the International Journal of Behavioral Science and Physical Activity. The supplement provides insights into how to solve the child obesity epidemic and close the gap in our current understanding of its causes.


Time with friends and physical activity as mechanisms linking obesity and television viewing among youth

(Vandewater EA, Park SE, Hébert ET, Cummings HM; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 2015)


Accelerometer determined sedentary behavior and dietary quality among US adults

(Shuval K, Nguyen BT, Yaroch AL, Drope J, Gabriel KP; Preventive Medicine; 2015)


Family cohesion and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among Mexican origin adolescents: A longitudinal perspective

(Bigman G, Rajesh V, Koehly LM, Strong LL, Oluyomi AO, Strom SS, Wilkinson AV; Journal of Physical Activity and Health; 2015)


Accelerometer-based physical activity levels among Mexican adults and their relation with sociodemographic characteristics and BMI: a cross-sectional study

(Salvo D, Torres C, Villa U, Rivera JA, Sarmiento OL, Reis RS, Pratt M; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 2015)


International study of perceived neighbourhood environmental attributes and Body Mass Index: IPEN Adult study in 12 countries

(De Bourdeaudhuij I, Van Dyck D, Salvo D, Davey R, Reis RS, Schofield G, Sarmiento OL, Mitas J, Christiansen LB, MacFarlane D, Sugiyama T, Aguinaga-Ontoso I, Owen N, Conway TL, Sallis JF, Cerin E; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 2015)


Recent evidence exploring the associations between physical activity and menopausal symptoms in midlife women: Perceived risks and possible health benefits

(Pettee-Gabriel K, Mason JM, Sternfeld B; Women's Midlife Health; 2015)


Sociodemographic factors, population density, and bicycling for transportation in the U.S.

(Nehme EK, Pérez A, Ranjit N, Amick BC 3rd, Kohl HW 3rd; Journal of Physical Activity and Health; 2015)


Intensity-specific leisure-time physical activity and the built environment among Brazilian adults: A best-fit model

(Salvo D, Reis RS, Hino AA, Hallal PC, Pratt M; Journal of Physical Activity and Health; 2015)


High intensity fitness training among a national sample of male career firefighters

(Jahnke SA, Hyder ML, Haddock CK, Jitnarin N, Day RS, Poston WS; Safety and Health at Work; 2015)


Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with adults’ walking and cycling for transport: Findings from 17 cities in 12 countries

(Kerr J, Emond JA, Badland H, Reis R, Sarmiento O, Carlson J, Sallis JF, Cerin E, Cain K, Conway T, Schofield G, Macfarlane DJ, Christiansen LB, Van Dyck D, Davey R, Aguinaga-Ontoso I, Salvo D, Sugiyama T, Owen N, Mitáš J, Natarajan L; Environmental Health Perspectives; 2015)


Young low-income ethnic minority children watch less television when their mothers regulate what they are viewing

(Thompson DA, Vandewater EA, Matson PA, Tschann JM; Acta Paediatrica; 2015)


Narrative communication as a strategy to improve diet and activity in low-income families: the use of role model stories

(Ranjit N, Menendez T, Creamer M, Hussain, A, Potratz C, Hoelscher DM; American Journal of Health Education; 2015)


Youth and young adult physical activity and body composition of young adult women: findings from the Dietary Intervention Study in Children

(Hodge MG, Hovinga M, Shepherd JA, Egleston B, Gabriel K, Van Horn L, Robson A, Snetselaar L, Stevens VK, Jung S, Dorgan J; Pediatric Exercise Science; 2015)


International study of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time with body mass index and obesity: IPEN adult study

(Van Dyck D, Cerin E, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Hinckson E, Reis RS, Davey R, Sarmiento OL, Mitas J, Troelsen J, MacFarlane D, Salvo D, Aguinaga-Ontoso I, Owen N, Cain KL, Sallis JF; International Journal of Obesity; 2015)


Incorporating primary and secondary prevention approaches to address childhood obesity prevention and treatment in a low-income, ethnically diverse population: Study design and demographic data from the Texas TX CORD Study

(Hoelscher DM, Butte NF, Barlow S, Vandewater EA, Sharma SV, Huang T, Finkelstein E, Pont S, Sacher P, Byrd-Williams C, Oluyomi AO, Durand C, Li L, Kelder SH; Childhood Obesity; 2015)


Sitting time, physical activity, and cardiorespiratory fitness: CCLS Cohort

(Barlow CE, Shuval K, Balasubramanian BA, Kendzor DE, Pettee Gabriel K; Journal of Physical Activity and Health; 2015)


Individual, social and environmental correlates of physical activity in overweight and obese African American and Hispanic women: a structural equation model analysis

(Mama SK, Diamond PM, McCurdy SA, Evans AE, McNeill LH, Lee RE; Preventive Medicine Reports; 2015)


Taking the next step: A systematic review and meta-analysis of physical activity and behavior change interventions for post-treatment breast cancer survivors

(Bluethmann SM, Vernon SW, Gabriel KP, Murphy CC, Bartholomew LK; Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; 2015)


The association between sports participation and dietary behaviors among fourth graders in the School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey, 2009-2010

(Dortch KS, Gay J, Springer, AE, Kohl, HW, Sharma, SV, Saxton, DL, Hoelscher, DM.; American Journal of Health Promotion, 2014)


Promoting teacher adoption of physical activity breaks in the classroom: Findings of the Central Texas CATCH Middle School Project

(Delk J, Springer, AE, Kelder, SH, Conklin, M; Journal of School Health, 2014)


Sleep and executive function in older women: The moderating effect of physical activity

(Lambiase, MJ, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kuller, LH, Matthews, KA; Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 2014)


Utility of computer-assisted approaches for population surveillance of physical activity

(Creamer, M, Bowles, H, von Hofe, B, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kohl, HW, Bauman, A; Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2014)


Convergent validity of a brief self-reported physical activity questionnaire

(Pettee-Gabriel K, Sidney S, Jacobs DR, Quesenberry CP, Reis JP, Jiang SF, Sternfeld B; Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2014)


Promoting Teacher Adoption of Physical Activity Breaks in the Classroom: Findings of the Central Texas CATCH Middle School Project

(Delk J, Springer AE, Kelder SH, Grayless M; 2014)


Parental safety concerns and active school commute: correlates across multiple domains in the home-to-school journey

(Oluyomi AO, Lee C, Nehme E, Dowdy D, Ory MG, Hoelscher DM; Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act; 2014)


Application of the AHA/ACSM adult pre-participation screening checklist to a nationally representative sample of US adults aged >=40 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001 to 2004

(Whitfield G, Pettee-Gabriel K, Rahbar MH, Kohl HW; Circulation, 2014)


Participation in vigorous sports, not moderate sports, is positively associated with cardiorespiratory fitness among adolescent girls

(Taber DR, Pratt CA, Charneco EY, Phillips JA, Dowda M, Going SB; Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2014)


Sedentary behavior and physical inactivity assessment in primary care: The Rapid Assessment Disuse Index (RADI) Study

(Shuval K, Kohl, HW, Bernstein I, Cheng D, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Barlow CE, Yinghui L, DiPietro L; British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2014)


Sedentary and active: Self-reported sitting time among marathon and half-marathon participants

(Whitfield G, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kohl, HW; Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2013)


Relation of parental practices and home environment to physical activity and television viewing behaviors among low-income, minority preschoolers in Texas

(Chuang RJ, Sharma, SV, Skala K, Evans, AE, Hedberg AM; American Journal of Health Promotion, 2013)


An examination of the benefits of health promotion programs for the National Fire Service

(Poston WSC, Haddock CK, Jahnke SA, Jitnarin, N, Day RS; BMC Public Health, 2013)


Assessing sitting across contexts: Development and validation of the Multi-context Sitting Time Questionnaire

(Whitfield G, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kohl, HW; Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports, 2013)


Association between state physical education (PE) requirements and PE attendance, physical activity, and body mass index change

(Taber, D, Chriqui, JF, Perna, FM, Powell, LM, Slater, SJ, Chaloupka, FJ; Preventative Medicine, 2013)


Identifying state-level policy and provision domains for physical education and physical activity in high school

(Hales DH, Stevens JS Murray DM, Taber DR, Roberts A; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 2013)


Promoting Energy-Balance Behaviors Among Ethnically Diverse Adolescents: Overview and Baseline Findings of the Central Texas CATCH Middle School Project

(Springer AE, Kelder SH, Byrd-Williams CE, Pasch KE, Ranjit N, Delk JE, Hoelscher DM; 2013)


Objective habitual physical activity and estradiol levels in obese Latina adolescent females

(Gyllenhammer, LE, Vanni, AK, Byrd-Williams, C, Kalan, M, Bernstein, L, Davis, JN; Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2013)


Family history of chronic disease and meeting public health guidelines for physical activity: The Cooper Clinic Longitudinal Study

(Shuval K, Chiu CY, Barlow CE, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kendzor DE, Businelle MS, Sugg SC, Balasubramanian B; Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2013)


Do neighborhoods make people active or do people make active neighborhoods? Evidence from a planned community in Austin, Texas

(Kohl, HW, Calise TV, Heeren T, DeJong W, Dumith SC; Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013)


Do neighborhoods make people active or do people make active neighborhoods? Evidence from a planned community in Austin, Texas

(Kohl, HW, Calise TV, Heeren T, DeJong W, Dumith SC; Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013)


Association between accelerometer-derived physical activity and regional adiposity in young men and women

(Smith HA, Storti KL, Arena VC, Kriska AM, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Sutton-Tyrrel K, Hames K, Conroy MB; Obesity, 2013)


All health is local: state and local planning for physical activity promotion

(Kohl, HW, Satinsky S, Whitfield GW, Evenson KR; Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2013)


TV Viewing and BMI by race/ethnicity and socio-economic status

(Shuval K, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Leonard T; PloS One, 2013)


Association of leisure physical activity and sleep with cardiovascular risk factors in postmenopausal women

(Casas RS, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kriska AM, Kuller LH, Conroy MB ; Menopause, 2012)


Annual deaths attributable to physical inactivity: whither the missing 2 million?

(Lee IM, Bauman A, Blair SN, Heath G, Kohl, HW, Pratt M, Hallal PC; The Lancet, 2013)


Sensation seeking genes and physical activity in youth

(Wilkinson AV, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Dong Q, Shete S, Bondy ML, Spitz MR; Genes, Brain and Behavior, 2013)


Self-reported and accelerometer-derived physical activity levels and coronary artery calcification progression in older women: Results from the Healthy Women Study

(Pettee-Gabriel, K, Matthews KA, Perez A, Edmundowicz D, Kohl, HW, Hawkins MS, Janak J, Kriska AM, Kuller LH ; Menopause, 2013)


Predictors of parent-child relationships that support physical activity in Mexican American families

(de la Haye K, de Heer HD, Wilkinson AV ; Journal of Behavioral Medicine , 2012)


Authors' Reply: The challenge of assessing physical activity in populations

(Hallal PC, Bauman A, Heath G, Kohl, HW, Lee IM, Pratt M ; The Lancet , 2012)


Gender differences in sociodemographic and behavioral correlates of physical activity in Mexican-origin adolescents

(Strong LL, Anderson CB, Miranda PY, Bondy ML, Zhou R, Etzel CJ, Spitz MR, Wilkinson AV ; Journal of Physical Activity and Health , 2012)


The pandemic of physical inactivity: global action for public health

(Kohl, HW, Craig CL, Lambert, EV, Inoue, S, Alkandari, R, Leetongin, G, Kahlmeier, S ; The Lancet - Series on Physical Activity, 2012)


Promoting physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption through a community-school partnership: The effects of Marathon Kids on low-income elementary school children in Texas

(Springer AE, Kelder SH, Ranjit N, Hochberg-Garrett H, Chow S, Delk J ; Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2012)


Physical activity: more of the same is not enough

(Hallal PC, Bauman A, Heath G, Kohl, HW, Lee IM, Pratt M; The Lancet - Series on Physical Activity, 2012)


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The Lancet Special Issue on Physical Activity (July, 2012)

As London counts down the final days before the beginning of the 2012 Olympic Games, The Lancet publishes a Series on physical activity, including a new analysis that quantifies the global impact of physical inactivity on the world’s major non-communicable diseases.


Environmental characteristics and student physical activity in PE class: findings from two large urban areas of Texas

(Skala KA, Springer AE, Sharma SV, Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH; J Phys Act Health; 2012)


Environmental characteristics and student physical activity in PE class: Findings from two large urban areas of Texas

(Skala K, Springer AE, Sharma SV, Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH ; Journal of Physical Activity and Health , 2012)


Experimenting with cigarettes and physical activity among Mexican origin youth: A cross sectional analysis of the interdependent associations among sensation seeking, acculturation, and gender

(Wilkinson AV, Okeke N, Springer AE, Stigler MH, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Prokhorov AP, Bondy LM, Spitz MR ; BMC Public Health , 2012)


Physical fitness measures among children and adolescents: are they all necessary?

(Dumith SC, Van Dusen DP, Kohl, HW ; The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 2012)


Physical activity guidelines in Mexican-Americans: Does the built environment play a role?

(Oluyomi A, Whitehead L, Burau K, Symanski E, Kohl, HW, Bondy M; Journal of Immigration and Minority Health , 2012)


The Women on the Move through Activity and Nutrition Study: Final 48- month results

(Kuller LH, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kinzel LS, Underwood DA, Conroy MB, Chang Y, Mackey RH, Edmundowicz D, Sutton-Tyrrel K, Kriska AM; Obesity , 2012)


Acute and chronic methylphenidate treatment alters prefrontal cortex neuronal activity recorded from freely behaving rats

(Salek LR, Perez A, Dafny N ; European Journal of Pharmacology , 2012)


Predictors of physical activity change during adolescence: a 3.5 year follow-up

(Dumith SC, Gigante DP, Domingues MR, Hallal PC, Menezes AMB, Kohl, HW. ; Public Health Nutrition, 2012)


A longitudinal evaluation of physical activity in Brazilian adolecents: tracking, change and predictors

(Dumith SC, Gigante DP, Domingues MR, Hallal PC, Menezes AMB, Kohl, HW ; Pediatric Exercise Science , 2012)


Comparing the validity of two physical activity questionnaire formats in African-American and Hispanic women

(Masse LC, Fulton JE, Watson KB, Tortolero SR, Kohl, HW, Meyers MC, Blair SN, Wong WW ; Journal of Physical Activity and Health , 2012)


Reported physical activity and sedentary behavior: Why do you ask?

(Troiano R, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Welk G, Owen N, Sternfeld B ; Journal of Physical Activity and Health , 2012)


Long term physical activity outcomes of home-based lifestyle interventions among breast and prostate cancer survivors

(Ottenbacher A, Day RS, Taylor W, Sharma SV, Sloane R, Synder D, Kraus WE, Lipkus IM, Jones LW, Denmark-Wahnerfried W. ; Supportive Care in Cancer , 2012)


Patterns of accelerometer-derived estimates of physical inactivity in middle-aged women

(Pettee-Gabriel, K, McClain JJ, High RR, Schmid KK, Whitfield G, Ainsworth B ; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise , 2012)


Framework for physical activity as a complex and multidimensional behavior

(Pettee-Gabriel, K, Morrow JR, Woolsey AT ; Journal of Physical Activity and Health , 2012)


Associations of physical fitness and academic performance among schoolchildren. Journal of School Health

(Van Dusen DP, Kelder SH, Kohl, HW, Ranjit N, Perry CL; Journal of School Health, 2011)


The effect of a neighborhood built environment on physical activity behaviors.

(Calise TV, Dumith SC, DeJong W, Kohl, HW. ; Journal of Physical Activity and Health , 2011)


Perceived barriers to exercise in Hispanic adults by level of activity

(Bautista L, Reininger BM, Gay J, Barroso CS, McCormick JB ; Journal of Physical Activity and Health , 2011)


Dose-Response between physical activity and risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis

(Sattlemaier J, Pertman J, Kohl, HW, Haskell WH, Ding E, Lee IM; Circulation, 2011)


Reliability and validity of The System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time for Preschoolers (SOFIT-P). Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science

(Sharma SV, Atteberry H, Chuang RJ; Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2011)


Physical activity self-monitoring and weight loss: 6-month results of the SMART trial

Conroy MB, Yang K, Elci OU, Pettee Gabriel KK, Styn MA, Wang J, Kriska AM, Sereika SM, Burke LE; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise , 2011)


Do trends in physical activity, sedentary, and dietary behaviors support trends in obesity prevalence in 2 border regions in Texas?

(Ezendam NP, Springer AE, Brug J, Oenema A, Hoelscher DH; J Nutr Educ Behav; 2011)


The impact of weight and fat mass loss and increased physical activity on physical function in overweight, postmenopausal women: results from the Women on the Move Through Activity and Nutrition study

(Pettee-Gabriel, K, Conroy MB, Schmid KK, Storti KL, High RR, Underwood DA, Kriska AM, Kuller LH ; Menopause , 2011)


Environmental determinants of children's physical activity in residential children's homes

(Gay JL, Dowda M, Saunders RP, Evans AE ; Journal of Physical Activity and Health , 2011)


Physical activity, watching television, and the risk of obesity in students, Texas, 2004-2005

(Pérez A, Hoelscher DM, Springer AE, Brown HS, Barroso CS, Kelder SH, Castrucci BC; Prev Chronic Dis; 2011)


Physical activity, television viewing, and the risk of obesity in students, Texas

(Perez A, Hoelscher DM, Springer AE, Brown HS, Barroso CS, Kelder SH, Castrucci B ; Preventing Chronic Disease , 2011)


Exercise among breast and prostate cancer survivors - what are their barriers?

(Ottenbacher AO, Day RS, Taylor W, Sharma SV, Sloane R, Snyder D, Kraus WE, Demark-Wahnefried W. ; Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice , 2011)


The Woman on the Move through Activity and Nutrition Study: Final 48- month results

(Kuller LH, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kinzel LS, Underwood DA, Conroy MB, Chang Y, Mackey RH, Edmundowicz D, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Kriska AM ; Obesity, 2011)


Associations among dietary supplement use and dietary and activity behaviors by sex and race/ethnicity in a representative multiethnic sample of 11th- grade students in Texas

(George GC, Springer AE, Forman MR, Hoelscher DM ; Journal of the American Dietetic Association , 2011)


Worldwide prevalence of physical inactivity and its association with human development index in 76 countries

(Dumith SC, Hallal PC, Reis RS, Kohl, HW ; Preventive Medicine , 2011)


Do trends in physical activity, sedentary and dietary behaviors support trends in obesity prevalence in two border regions in Texas?

(Ezendam N, Springer AE, Brug J, Oenema A, Hoelscher DM; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior , 2011)


Pilot testing CATCH Early Childhood: A preschool-based program aimed at promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity among 3 to 5 year old children enrolled in Head Start

(Sharma SV, Chuang RJ, Hedberg AM; Journal of School Health, 2011)


Physical activity change during adolescence: A systematic review and a pooled analysis

(Dumith SC, Gigante DP, Domingues MR, Kohl, HW ; International Journal of Epidemiology , 2011)


When meeting physical activity guidelines is not enough: The interplay of activity and sedentary behaviors.

(Whitfield G, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kohl, HW; Journal of the Japanese Association for Exercise Epidemiology, 2011)


Comprehensive evaluation of a single-stage treadmill walking protocol in healthy middle-aged women

(Mitros MR, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Ainsworth BA, Lee CD, Herrmann S, Campbell K, Swan PD. ; European Journal of Applied Physiology , 2011)


Physical activity participation by parental language use in 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students in Texas, USA

(Springer AE, Lewis K, Kelder SH, Fernandez ME, Barroso CS, Hoelscher DM; J Immigr Minor Health; 2010)


Dietary and activity correlates of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among adolescents

(Ranjit N, Evans MH, Byrd-Williams C, Evans AE, Hoelscher DM; Pediatrics; 2010)


A descriptive study of beverage consumption among an ethnically diverse sample of public school students in Texas

(Evans AE, Springer AE, Evans MH, Ranjit N, Hoelscher DM; J Am Coll Nutr; 2010)


Changes in the regional prevalence of child obesity in 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students in Texas from 2000-2002 to 2004-2005

(Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH, Pérez A, Day RS, Benoit JS, Frankowski RF, Walker JL, Lee ES; Obesity; 2010)


Observable weight distributions and children's individual weight assessment

(Brown HS III, Evans AE, Mirchandani GG, Kelder SH, Hoelscher DM; Obesity; 2010)


Prevalence of self-reported activity and sedentary behaviors among 4th-, 8th-, and 11th-grade Texas public school children: the school physical activity and nutrition study

(Hoelscher DM, Barroso C, Springer A, Castrucci B, Kelder SH; J Phys Act Health; 2009)


Prevalence of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors by Metropolitan Status in 4th-, 8th-, and 11th-Grade Students in Texas, 2004-2005

(Springer AE, Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH, Castrucci B, Pérez A; Prev Chronic Dis; 2009)


Crime rates and sedentary behavior among 4th grade Texas school children

(Brown HS, Pérez A, Mirchandani GG, Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH; Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act; 2008)


Reproducibility of the school-based nutrition monitoring questionnaire among fourth-grade students in Texas

(Penkilo M, George GC, Hoelscher DM; J Nutr Educ Behav; 2008)


Measuring the Prevalence of Overweight in Texas Schoolchildren

(Hoelscher DM, Day RS, Lee ES, Frankowski RF, Kelder SH, Ward JL, Scheurer ME; Am J Public Health; 2004)


Reproducibility and validity of the secondary level School-Based Nutrition Monitoring student questionnaire

(Hoelscher DM, Day RS, Kelder SH, Ward JL; J Am Diet Assoc; 2003)


Parental social support, ethnicity, and energy balance-related behaviors in ethnically diverse, low-income, urban elementary schoolchildren

(Donnelly R, Springer A; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior; 2015)


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Next Steps Home Activity Book (Spanish)

Next Steps Home Activity Book (Spanish) Next Steps Home Activity Book (Español)


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Next Steps Home Activity Book

Next Steps Home Activity Book. Part of Next Steps materials.


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Desafío de verano saludable

5/18/18 - Anime a sus hijos a tomar el Desafío de verano saludable. Estos calendarios están llenos de desafíos de nutrición y actividad física para mantener a sus hijos saludables durante el descanso.


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Creating a Culture of Bicycling & Walking

7/11/17 - This infographic describes the importance of "Open Streets" events to promote community physical activity with bicycling and walking.


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Creando Una Cultura De Caminar Y Andar En Bicicleta

7/11/17 - Esta infografía describe la importancia de los eventos de "Calles abiertas" para promover la actividad física de la comunidad con andar en bicicleta y caminar.


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The Science of Childhood Obesity: An Individual to Societal Framework

7/27/15 - UTHealth researchers published eight new articles, including an introduction from the regional dean, as part of a special obesity issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The issue provides insights into how to solve the child obesity epidemic and close the gap in our current understanding of its causes.


Slides - Taking Physical Activity Beyond the School Walls with Dr. Jim Sallis

PDF of the slides from the webinar, Taking Physical Activity Beyond the School Walls with Dr. Jim Sallis.


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Active Play-Active Learning Playground Marking Guide

2/1/15 - Playground markings are a good way to incorporate physical activity and active learning during recess time as well as class time. This guide includes the list of Playground Markings our team uses, and the simple curriculum that encourages active learning!


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Active Play-Active Learning Peer-Led Activity Guide

2/1/15 - The Peer-Led games process of Active Play Active Learning is a way to teach students leadership skills as well as social and emotional skills while they engage in physically active games.


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Active Play-Active Learning Brain Breaks Guide

2/1/15 - In this guide, we present a range of easy-to-implement “Brain Breaks”- short activity dynamics that can be implemented by the teacher in the classroom setting. The guide is structured in two sections: 1.) General Brain Breaks that can be applied across classes and academic topic areas during any part of the day; and 2.) Academic-specific Brain Breaks that directly correlate to subjects.


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Our Kids Want to Walk the Walk

1/12/15 - This infographic shows findings and recommendations from the Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation Project.


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Our Kids Want to Walk the Walk (PowerPoint)

1/10/15 - Download this PowerPoint version of the T-COPPE "Our Kids Want To Walk the Walk" infographic. Includes list of sources.


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Child Obesity in Texas infographic

9/1/14 - Child obesity rates and statistics on obesity-related health behaviors from the 2009-2011 SPAN Survey.


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Health Fits Into Every Day Infographic

8/31/14 - Health Fits Into Every Day: Tie in all of the CATCH "Health Fits Into Every Day" tip sheets with this infographic.


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Haga que La Salud Forme Parte de Todos Sus Días: Actividad Física

8/30/14 - Aprenda cómo hacer que sus hijos estén activos durante al menos 60 minutos todos los días.


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Health Fits Into Every Day: Physical Activity Guide

8/30/14 - Learn how to get your kids active for at least 60 minutes every day.


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Active Meeting Guide

11/1/13 - Use this guide to inject some activity into your meetings, conferences, and workspace.


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Activity Break Guide

11/1/13 - Got that “2:30" feeling? Don’t reach for a sugary energy drink–try these activity breaks to re-energize your body and mind!


VIDEO: Accelerometer Instructions

6/10/13 - In this video we demonstrate how to properly wear an accelerometer and answer some common questions.


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Entrenamiento Para Medir Alturas y Pesos

6/1/13 - En este video se demuestra el protocolo adecuado para la realización de medidas de altura y peso.


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Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School (2013)

The Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the school environment—including before, during, and after school.


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Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth

9/1/12 - In this report, the IOM assesses the relationship between youth fitness test items and health outcomes, recommends the best fitness test items, provides guidance for interpreting fitness scores, and provides an agenda for needed research.


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Designed to Move: A Physical Activity Action Agenda

9/1/12 - More than 70 experts from a wide range of disciplines contributed to the development of the fact base and this framework. This document is for the “changemakers”–people, companies, institutions and governments with the resources to turn this situation around.


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Integrating Physical Activity Every Day in Every Way (PDF)

5/1/12 - Physical activity is key to maintaining a healthy weight. The way that environments where we live, work, learn, and play are designed and built— for example, whether there are sidewalks or bike lanes—influences how physically active we are. Source: Institute of Medicine


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CATCH in IOM report on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention

5/1/12 - This excerpt from the 2012 Institute of Medicine report on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention discusses the evidence base for the CATCH program.


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Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention (2012)

5/1/12 - The Institute of Medicine (IOM) evaluated prior obesity prevention strategies and identified recommendations to accelerate progress in obesity prevention. Center faculty, Drs. Steve Kelder and Bill Kohl, sat on the IOM committee that authored the 2012 report.


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Revenue Neutral Policy Solutions to Youth Fitness Problems in Texas

2/1/12 - The RGK Foundation commissioned this report as part of its efforts to improve physical activity. reduce childhood obesity, and diminish health disparities in Texas. The report was completed by Dr. Steven Kelder.


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Physical Activity & Cancer

6/1/11 - This fact sheet explains the importance of physical activity in cancer prevention.


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"Getting and Keeping Children Physically Active in an Inactive World: What Works?"

4/1/11 - Audio and slides from the 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health with Russell Pate, PhD


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CATCH Healthy Habits at Home

4/1/10 - This handout contains simple steps that will add up to a big difference in your family’s health. Be a CATCH MVP and select one or two new habits that are best suited for you and your family!


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CATCH Your Students At Their Best

4/1/10 - This flyer for parents includes healthy tips from the CATCH program.


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Niños sanos aprenden mejor!

4/1/10 - Este volante para padres incluye consejos saludables del programa CATCH.


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Your Elementary School and the CATCH Program

4/1/10 - Learn about the key components of the CATCH elementary school program with this handout.


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Active Texas 2020: Taking Action to Promote Physical Activity

12/1/09 - A 10-year blueprint detailing proven strategies that will help schools, medical care organizations, employers, municipal leaders, transportation planners, parks and wildlife leaders and community leaders find and implement proven strategies for helping make exercise and physical activity a health priority throughout the State of Texas.


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2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

1/1/08 - The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.


Casey Durand Casey Durand, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences