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Factors associated with meeting physical activity guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic

Heredia, N. I., Machiorlatti, M., Reininger, B. M., & Robledo, C. (2022). BMC Public Health, 22(1), 1-8.


Relationship between teacher fidelity to an early childhood obesity prevention program and the child care center nutrition and physical activity environment

Rana, P., Atem, F. D., Lebron, C., Sunil Mathew, M., Natale, R. A., & Messiah, S. E. (2022). Preventive medicine reports, 30, 102024.


Youth physical activity and the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review

Do, B., Kirkland, C., Besenyi, G. M., Carissa Smock, M., & Lanza, K. (2022). Preventive medicine reports, 29, 101959.


Longitudinal associations of physical activity patterns and the environment: An 18-year follow-up to the MESA study

Parra, M., Ferreira De Moraes, A., Nascimento-Ferreira, M., Mills, P., Allison, M. (2022). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health.


Longitudinal changes in objectively-measured physical activity and sedentary time among school-age children in central Texas, US during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ganzar, L. A., Salvo, D., Burford, K., Zhang, Y., Kohl, H. W., 3rd, & Hoelscher, D. M. (2022). The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 19(1), 56.


The acceptability of an electronically delivered acceptance- and mindfulness-based physical activity intervention for survivors of breast cancer: One-group pretest-posttest design

Robertson, M. C., Cox-Martin, E., Shegog, R., Markham, C. M., Fujimoto, K., Durand, C. P., et al. (2022). JMIR cancer, 8(2), e31815.


Interweaving adult fitness classes into community settings via stronger Austin's community partnership model: Increasing access to physical activity and positive social connectedness in underserved communities

Springer, A. E., Castro, V., Ruiz, F., Luna, E., Martinez, K., et al. (2022). Family & community health, 45(2), 125–135.


Using Implementation Mapping to develop and test an implementation strategy for active learning to promote physical activity in children: a feasibility study using a hybrid type 2 design

Walker, T. J., Kohl, H. W., Bartholomew, J. B., Green, C., & Fernández, M. E. (2022). Implementation Science Communications, 3(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43058-022-00271-9


Qualitative exploration of family influences on physical activity in hispanic families

John JC, Heredia NI, McNeill LH, Hoelscher DM, Schembre S, Lee M, Opusunju JJ, Goetz M, Aguirre M, Reininger BM, Strong LL. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 1(aop), pp. 1-10


Acceptance- and mindfulness-based techniques for physical activity promotion in breast cancer survivors: a qualitative study

Robertson, M. C., Cox-Martin, E., Liao, Y., Flores, S. A., Shegog, R., et al. (2022). Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 30(1), 465–473.


Association of the Quality Rating and Improvement System, Texas Rising Star, on Physical Activity and Screen Time Policies and Practices in Texas Child Care Centers

(Dooley EE, Browning C, Thi C, Hoelscher DM, Byrd-Williams CE. American Jour. of Health Promotion, first published online March 31, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/08901171211003826.)


School-based gardening, cooking and nutrition intervention increased vegetable intake but did not reduce BMI: Texas Sprouts - a cluster randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Davis, J.N., Pérez, A., Asigbee, F.M., Landry, M.J., Vandyousefi, S., Ghaddar, R., Hoover, A., Jeans, M., Nikah, K., Fischer, B., Pont, S.J., Richards, D., Hoelscher, D.M., Van den Berg, A.E. (2021) School-based gardening, cooking and nutrition intervention increased vegetable intake but did not reduce BMI: Texas Sprouts - a cluster randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Jan 23;18(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01087-x. [PMC7825209]


Bidirectional Day-to-Day Associations of Reported Sleep Duration With Accelerometer Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time Among Dutch Adolescents: An Observational Study

(Knell G, Berninger N, Gabriel KP, Plasqui G, Crutzen R, ten Hoor G. J Measurement Physical Behavior. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmpb.2020-0010.)


Impact of a gardening and physical activity intervention in Title 1 schools: The TGEG study

van den Berg, A., Warren, J. L., McIntosh, A., Hoelscher, D., Ory, M. G., et al. (2020). Childhood obesity (Print), 16(S1), S44–S54.


How race, ethnicity, and income moderate the relationship between urban vegetation and physical activity in the United States.

Lanza, K, Stone, B, & Haardörfer, R. Preventive Medicine, 121, 55–61. 2019; 121:55-61


Physical activity in the summer heat: How hot weather moderates the relationship between built environment features and outdoor physical activity of adults.

Lanza, K, Stone, B, Chakalian, PM, Gronlund, C, Hondula, D, Larsen, L, Mallen, E, & Haardörfer, R. Journal of Physical Activity & Health. 2020; 17(3):261-269


Self-efficacy, social-support, and physical activity measures among hospital employees: A multisite cross-sectional study

John, J. C., Sharma, S. V., Hoelscher, D., Swartz, M. D., & Huber, C. (2020). Journal of physical activity & health, 17(5), 548–556.


Coaction between physical activity and fruit and vegetable intake in racially diverse, obese adults

Heredia, N. I., Fernandez, M. E., van den Berg, A. E., Durand, C. P., Kohl, H. W., et al. (2020). American journal of health promotion : AJHP, 34(3), 238–246.


Sedentary Time and Physical Activity Across Occupational Classifications

Quinn, T. D., Pettee Gabriel, K., Siddique, J., Aaby, D., Whitaker, K. M., et al. (2020). American journal of health promotion : AJHP, 34(3), 247–256.


Occupationally Tailored, Web-Based, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program for Firefighters: Cluster Randomized Trial and Weight Outcome

Day, R. S., Jahnke, S. A., Haddock, C. K., Kaipust, C. M., Jitnarin, N., et al. (2019). Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 61(10), 841–848.


Intention to use light-rail transit in Houston, Texas, United States: Findings from the travel-related activity in neighborhoods study

Sener, I. N., Lee, K., Durand, C. P., Oluyomi, A. O., & Kohl, H. W., 3rd (2020). International journal of sustainable transportation, 14(12), 944–955.


Bidirectional 10-year associations of accelerometer-measured sedentary behavior and activity categories with weight among middle-aged adults

Barone Gibbs, B., Aaby, D., Siddique, J., Reis, J. P., Sternfeld, B., et al. (2020). International journal of obesity (2005), 44(3), 559–567.


Factors Associated with Use of Recreational Facilities and Physical Activity Among Low-Income Latino Adults

Heredia, N. I., Fernandez, M. E., Durand, C. P., Kohl Iii, H. W., Ranjit, N., et al. (2020). Journal of immigrant and minority health, 22(3), 555–562.


Design and evaluation of a coalition-led obesity initiative to promote healthy eating and physical activity in low-income, ethnically diverse communities: the Go! Austin/Vamos! Austin initiative

van den Berg, A., Nielsen, A., Akhavan, N., Llanes Pulido, C., Basu, S., et al. (2019). Archives of Public Health, 77(25).


Parental and peer social support is associated with healthier physical activity behaviors in adolescents: a cross-sectional analysis of Texas School Physical Activity and Nutrition (TX SPAN) data.

Haidar A, Ranjit N, Archer N, Hoelscher DM (2019). BMC Public Health. 19(1):640. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7001-0.


Cost-effectiveness of improvements to the built environment intended to increase physical activity

Knell, G., Brown, H. S., Gabriel, K. P., Durand, C. P., Shuval, K., Salvo, D., & Kohl, H. W., 3rd (2019). Journal of physical activity & health, 16(5), 308–317.


Foot-based audit of streets adjacent to new light rail stations in Houston, Texas: Measurement of health-related characteristics of the built environment for physical activity research.

Oluyomi, A. O., Knell, G., Durand, C. P., Mercader, C., Salvo, D., Sener, I. N., Gabriel, K. P., Hoelscher, D. M., & Kohl, H. W. (2019). BMC public health, 19(1), 238.


Measures of Physical Activity and Body Mass Index in Hospital Workers: A Multisite Cross-Sectional Study.

John, J., Swartz, M. D., Hoelscher, D., Huber, C., & Sharma, S. (2019). Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 61(5), e176–e182.


The Longitudinal Relationship Between Social Support and Physical Activity in Hispanics

Heredia, N. I., Walker, T. J., Lee, M., & Reininger, B. M. (2019). American journal of health promotion : AJHP, 33(6), 921–924.


The combined effect of physical activity and sedentary behavior on subclinical atherosclerosis: a cross-sectional study among Mexican Americans

Walker, T. J., Heredia, N. I., Lee, M., Laing, S. T., Fisher-Hoch, et al. (2019). BMC public health, 19(1), 161.


Exploring physical activity engagement in secondary school students in Montevideo, Uruguay: A qualitative study

Parobii, I., Springer, A. E., Harrell, M. B., Gomensoro, L. M., Fresco, M. T., et al. (2018). International journal of child and adolescent health, 11(1), 47–56.


Examining the Role of Income Inequality and Neighborhood Walkability on Obesity and Physical Activity Among Low-Income Hispanic Adults

Towne, S. D., Jr, Lopez, M. L., Li, Y., Smith, M. L., Warren, J. L., Evans, A. E., et al. (2018). Journal of immigrant and minority health, 20(4), 854–864.


Evaluation of Event Physical Activity Engagement at an Open Streets Initiative within a Texas-Mexico Border Town

Salazar-Collier, C. L., Reininger, B., Gowen, R., Rodriguez, A., & Wilkinson, A. (2018). Journal of physical activity & health, 15(8), 605–612.


If you build it, will they come? A quasi-experimental evaluation of sidewalk improvements and changes in physical activity

Knell, G., Durand, C. P., Shuval, K., Kohl, H. W., 3rd, Salvo, D., et al. (2018). Translational journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 3(9), 66–71.


The utility and cross-validation of a composite physical activity score in relation to cardiovascular health indicators: Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA)

Pettee Gabriel, K., Pérez, A., Jacobs, D. R., Jr, Lee, J., Kohl, H. W., 3rd, et al. (2018). Journal of physical activity & health, 15(11), 847–856.


Associations between parent-perceived neighborhood safety and encouragement and child outdoor physical activity among low-income children

Nicksic, N. E., Salahuddin, M., Butte, N. F., & Hoelscher, D. M. (2018). Journal of physical activity & health, 15(5), 317–324.


Reliability and Validity of a Questionnaire for Physical Activity Assessment in South American Children and Adolescents: The SAYCARE Study

Nascimento-Ferreira, M. V., De Moraes, A., Toazza-Oliveira, P. V., Forjaz, C., Aristizabal, J. C., et al. (2018).Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), 26 Suppl 1, S23–S30.


Does the CATCH Early Childhood Program Increases Vigorous Physical Activity among Low-Income Preschoolers? – Results from a Pilot Study

Chuang, R. J., Sharma, S. V., Perry, C., & Diamond, P. (2018). American journal of health promotion : AJHP, 32(2), 344–348.


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

Knell, G., Durand, C. P., Shuval, K., Kohl Iii, H. W., Salvo, D., et al. (2017). Preventive medicine reports, 9, 55–61.


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

Durand, C. P., Zhang, K., & Salvo, D. (2017). Preventive medicine, 101, 133-136.


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

Laddu, D. R., Rana, J. S., Murillo, R., Sorel, M. E., Quesenberry, C. P., et al. (2017). Mayo Clinic proceedings, 92(11), 1660–1670.


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

Salvo, D., Banda, J. A., Sheats, J. L., Winter, S. J., Lopes Dos Santos, D., et al. (2017). Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 94(4), 470–481.


The longitudinal relation between self-reported physical activity and presenteeism

Walker, T. J., Tullar, J. M., Diamond, P. M., Kohl, H. W., 3rd, & Amick, B. C., 3rd (2017). Preventive medicine, 102, 120–126.


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

Salvo, D., Durand, C. P., Evans, A. E., Perez, A., & Kohl III, H. W. (2017). Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(5S), 1050.


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

King, A. C., Salvo, D., Banda, J. A., Ahn, D. K., Chapman, J. E., et al. (2017). Preventive medicine, 96, 87–93.


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, K. L., Conway, T. L., Adams, M. A., et al. (2017). The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 14(1), 34.


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

Nehme, E. K., Pérez, A., Ranjit, N., Amick, B. C., 3rd, & Kohl, H. W., 3rd (2017). Journal of physical activity & health, 14(2), 98–107.


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

Wilkinson, A. V., Miller, E. E., Koehly, L. M., Daniel, C. R., & Forman, M. R. (2017). Journal of immigrant and minority health, 19(2), 246–253.


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

Pettee Gabriel, K., Sternfeld, B., Shiroma, E. J., Pérez, A., Cheung, J., et al. (2017). Sleep health, 3(1), 49–55.


Strategic Priorities for Physical Activity Surveillance in the United States

Fulton, J. E., Carlson, S. A., Ainsworth, B. E., Berrigan, D., Carlson, C., et al. (2016). Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 1(13), 111-123.


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

White, D. K., Gabriel, K. P., Kim, Y., Lewis, C. E., & Sternfeld, B. (2015). Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 47(11), 2353–2358.


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


Taking the Next Step: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Physical Activity and Behavior Change Interventions in Recent Post-Treatment Breast Cancer Survivors

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


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

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


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)


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)


Implications for Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Implementation

(Karp, FC, Scruggs PW, Brown H, Kelder SH. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 2014;33(4):611-623.)


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)


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)


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)


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)


Objective habitual physical activity and estradiol levels in Latina adolescent females with obesity

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


Physical activity during recess in low-income 3rd grade students in Texas

(Springer AE, Tanguturi Y, Ranjit N, Skala KA, Kelder SH. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2013;37(3):318-324.)


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)


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)


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 Influences 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)


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)


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 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)


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)


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)


A Longitudinal Evaluation of Physical Activity in Brazilian Adolescents: 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)


Framework for physical activity as a complex and multidimensional behavior

(Pettee-Gabriel, K, Morrow JR, Woolsey AT ; 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)


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)


Measuring physical activity in preschoolers: Reliability and validity of the System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time for Preschoolers

(Sharma S, Chuang RJ, Skala K, & Atteberry H. Measurement in physical education and exercise science, 15(4), 257-273.)


Dose Response Between Physical Activity and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

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


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)


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)


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)


Pilot-testing CATCH Early Childhood: A Preschool-based Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Program

(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)


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)


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)


Evidence-based approaches to dissemination and diffusion of physical activity interventions

(Owen N, Glanz K, Sallis JF, Kelder SH. (2006) The American Journal of Preventive Medicine,31(4S), S35-S44.)


The CATCH Kids Club: A Pilot After-School Study for Improving Elementary Students' Nutrition and Physical Activity

(Kelder SH, Hoelscher DM, Barosso C, Walker J, Cribb P. (2005). Public Health Nutr, 8(2), 133-144.)


Self-efficacy and physical activity in overweight and obese adults participating in a worksite weight loss intervention: Multistate modeling of wearable device data

Robertson, M. C., Green, C. E., Liao, Y., Durand, C. P., & Basen-Engquist, K. M. (2020). Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 29(4).


Variability of physical activity in physical education lessons across elementary school grades

(Levin S, McKenzie TL, Hussey JR, Kelder S, & Lytle L. (2001). Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 5(4), 207-218.)


A transactional model of social support, self-efficacy, and physical activity of children in the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular

(Johnson CC, Li D, Epping J, Lytle LA, Cribb PW, Williston BJ, & Yang M. (2000). Journal of Health Education, 31(1), 2-9.)


Physical activity in a multiethnic population of third graders in four states

(Simons-Morton BG, McKenzie TJ, Stone E, Mitchell P, Osganian V, Strikmiller PK, & Nader PR. (1997). American Journal of Public Health, 87(1), 45-50.)


Validation of interviewer- and self-administered physical activity checklists for fifth grade students

(Sallis JF, Strikmiller PK, Harsha DW, Feldman HA, Ehlinger S, Stone EJ, & Woods S. (1996). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 28(7), 840-851.)


The effects of the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health upon psychosocial determinants of diet and physical activity behavior

(Edmundson E, Parcel GS, Feldman HA, Elder J, Perry CL, Johnson CC, & Webber L. (1996). Preventive Medicine, 25(4), 442-454.)


Children's activity levels and lesson context during third-grade physical education.

(McKenzie TL, Feldman H, Woods SE, Romero KA, Dahlstrom V, Stone, EJ, & Harsha DW (1995). Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 66, 184-193.)


CATCH: Physical activity process evaluation in a multicenter trial.

(McKenzie TL, Strikmiller PK, Stone EJ, Woods SE, Ehlinger SS, Romero KA, & Budman SB (1994). Health Education Quarterly, (Suppl. 2), S73-S89.)


Validity of the physical activity interview and Caltrac with preadolescent children.

(Simons-Morton BG, Taylor WC, & Huang I. (1994). Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 65, 84-88.)


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Examining the availability and equitable distribution of recreational assets for physical activity across school neighborhoods in Central Texas

9/22/22 - Examining the availability and equitable distribution of recreational assets for physical activity across school neighborhoods in Central Texas


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Longitudinal Changes in Objectively-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time among School-Age Children in Central Texas, US during the COVID-19 Pandemic

9/10/22 - Longitudinal Changes in Objectively-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time among School-Age Children in Central Texas, US during the COVID-19 Pandemic


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Child Physical Activity Crisis in Texas 2021

12/2/21 - Healthy Children, Healthy State. A one-pager on the child physical activity crisis in Texas from the Texas Child Health Status Report Project using 2019-2020 SPAN data.


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Child Physical Activity Crisis in Texas

6/11/19 - Healthy Children, Healthy State. A one-pager on the child physical activity crisis in Texas from the Texas Child Health Status Report Project.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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


Physical Activity & Cancer

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


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.


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.


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