News & Reports 3/22/10


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This week, we take a look at newly-published research on physical activity in various settings, and throughout the lifecycle:



Relationship between frequency and intensity of physical activity and health behaviors of adolescents (Source:  PubMed/Journal of School Health)  Researchers examined the relationship between physical activity intensity and a wide range of other health behaviors (e.g. drug use) among adolescents.


Dance-Based Therapy in a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly: An Integrative Approach to Decrease Fall Risk (Source:  PubMed/Nursing Administration Quarterly)  Researchers propose that dance therapy demonstrates positive effects on balance and gait among the elderly.


Effects of the built environment on physical activity of adults living in rural settings  (Source:  PubMed/American Journal of Health Promotion)  Researchers outline the need to differentiate between environmental recommendations for physical activity promotion in rural vs. urban settings.