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Study: When it comes to physical activity, one size does not fit all
Date:2/13/2008

k doing outdoor recreation, 108 minutes fewer spent on group sports and 74 minutes fewer on individual sports, says Humphreys. This can be explained by child-care responsibilities and the fact that women spend almost an hour more on household activities compared to men per week.

Our results have important implications for the design of government interventions aimed at increasing physical activity, says Humphreys. When developing these programs, we must take into account North Americas diverse population. A program that increases participation in one population, say older adults and retirees, in a particular state, may not have the same effect on young married minority couples in another state.


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Contact: Kris Connor
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University of Alberta
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