Other beneficial aspects of community-based physical activity programs include opportunities to make physical activity the social norm, or the "thing to do." Community physical activity interventions can be organized around a single purpose, such as the promotion of physical activity in youth or decreased inactivity through encouraging youth to watch less television. Table 5.2 lists goals for community physical activity programs and guidelines for their achievement adapted from Guidelines ...
Parents set the stage for health behaviors, provide reinforcement for such behavior, and serve as emotional supports in the behavior change process. In an intervention, parents can serve three roles: providing support, serving as role models, and setting limits. More active parents tended to provide more support for the physical activities of their children (Gustafson & Rhodes, 2006).
Collegiate course discussing the guidelines and benefits of physical activity programs among older adults. Physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise in older adults will be examined, including studies of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle metabolism, the nervous system, and the influence of physical activity on specific chronic diseases of older adults. Govindasamy, P., and D.M. Paterson. Physical Activity and the older adult: a knowledge base for managing exercise programs.
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