University campus settings and the promotion of physical activity in young adults: lessons from research in Australia and the USA

Leslie, Eva, Sparling, Phillip and Owen, Neville 2001, University campus settings and the promotion of physical activity in young adults: lessons from research in Australia and the USA, Health education, vol. 101, no. 3, pp. 116-125.

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Title University campus settings and the promotion of physical activity in young adults: lessons from research in Australia and the USA
Author(s) Leslie, Eva
Sparling, Phillip
Owen, Neville
Journal name Health education
Volume number 101
Issue number 3
Start page 116
End page 125
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
Place of publication Bradford, England
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0965-4283
Keyword(s) health promotion
exercise
health
universities
young people
Summary Describes the decreasing prevalence of physical activity participation over the young adult years and the patterns of difference in the physical activity habits of young men and young women. Physical activity habits during the young adult years are likely to be important influences on habitual physical activity during overall adult life and, consequently, have significant implications for long-term health outcomes. Tertiary-education campuses are settings where there exist important yet partially neglected opportunities to influence the physical activity habits of young adults. Uses examples from Australia and the USA are used to characterise relevant contextual and practical aspects of the campus setting and the physical activity promotion opportunities that it may provide. Reviews findings from two campus-based physical activity intervention studies. In conclusion, identifies a set of issues that require further research.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©MCB University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004080

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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