Summary: Activity engaged in for pleasure.
Publications286 found, 100 shown here
- Neighborhood walkability and the walking behavior of Australian adultsNeville Owen
Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006, Brisbane, Australia
Am J Prev Med 33:387-95. 2007..Associations of neighborhood physical environments with adults' walking for transport and walking for recreation must be better understood.
- Availability of recreational resources in minority and low socioeconomic status areasLatetia V Moore
Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, USA
Am J Prev Med 34:16-22. 2008..Variations in the location and density of recreational resources were examined by SES and racial composition of neighborhoods...
- Contribution of public parks to physical activityDeborah A Cohen
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
Am J Public Health 97:509-14. 2007..Parks provide places for people to experience nature, engage in physical activity, and relax. We studied how residents in low-income, minority communities use public, urban neighborhood parks and how parks contribute to physical activity...
- Association of neighborhood design and recreation environment variables with physical activity and body mass index in adolescentsMorton Kligerman
San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92103, USA
Am J Health Promot 21:274-7. 2007To examine associations of neighborhood walkability and recreation environment variables with physical activity in adolescents.
- Ecology. Protecting China's biodiversityJianguo Liu
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Science 300:1240-1. 2003
- Association of park size, distance, and features with physical activity in neighborhood parksAndrew T Kaczynski
Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Am J Public Health 98:1451-6. 2008..We studied whether park size, number of features in the park, and distance to a park from participants' homes were related to a park being used for physical activity...
- Recreational exposure to microcystins during algal blooms in two California lakesLorraine C Backer
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS f 57, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
Toxicon 55:909-21. 2010..Future studies should include collecting nasal swabs to assess upper respiratory tract deposition of toxin-containing aerosols droplets...
- Do U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water quality guidelines for recreational waters prevent gastrointestinal illness? A systematic review and meta-analysisTimothy J Wade
Epidemiology and Biomarkers Branch, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
Environ Health Perspect 111:1102-9. 2003..Future studies should focus on the ability of new, more rapid and specific microbial methods to predict health effects, and estimating the risks of recreational water exposure among susceptible persons...
- User demographics and physical activity behaviors on a newly constructed urban rail/trail conversionJulian A Reed
Department of Health and Exercise Science, Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
J Phys Act Health 8:534-42. 2011..To examine demographic characteristics and physical activity (PA) behaviors of trail users on a newly constructed 2-mile urban rail/trail (ie, abandoned rail line converted to a recreational trail)...
- Exploring the material basis for health: characteristics of parks in Montreal neighborhoods with contrasting health outcomesStephanie E Coen
Department of Geography, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke St. West, , QC, Canada H3A 2K6
Health Place 12:361-71. 2006..Equalizing park quality between areas may be an important step for public health promotion...
- Making the playfields even: evaluating the impact of an environmental intervention on park use and physical activityJune Tester
School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, CA, USA
Prev Med 48:316-20. 2009..We examined visitation and PA levels in two San Francisco parks in low-income neighborhoods that underwent field renovations, one of which was part of a parks initiative to improve family and youth involvement...
- Leptospira and leptospirosisBen Adler
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial Genomics, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Vet Microbiol 140:287-96. 2010..However, the recent development of defined mutagenesis systems for Leptospira heralds the potential for gaining a much improved understanding of pathogenesis in leptospirosis...
- A conceptual model of the factors affecting the recreation and leisure participation of children with disabilitiesGillian King
Thames Valley Children s Centre, 779 Base Line Road East, London, Ontario, Canada N6C 5Y6
Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 23:63-90. 2003..model of 11 environmental, family, and child factors that are thought to influence children's participation in recreation and leisure activities...
- Destinations that matter: associations with walking for transportEster Cerin
Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, 111 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Health Place 13:713-24. 2007..Workplace proximity was the most significant contributor to transport-related walking, especially among women. Regular walking to work resulted in the accrual of sufficient physical activity for health benefits...
- Association of gastrointestinal illness and recreational water exposure at an inland U.S. beachJ W Marion
Division of Environmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, 320 W 10th Ave, A 333C Starling Loving Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Water Res 44:4796-804. 2010..coli measurement. Lastly, this study focused on an understudied issue, illness risk at inland reservoirs. Our results support the usefulness of E. coli as a health-relevant indicator of water quality for this inland U.S. beach...
- Television viewing and low participation in vigorous recreation are independently associated with obesity and markers of cardiovascular disease risk: EPIC-Norfolk population-based studyR W Jakes
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Cambridge, UK
Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1089-96. 2003..Whether these observations represent the true underlying aetiological relations or are a manifestation of the different precision with which the subdimensions of activity are measured remains uncertain...
- Perceived and objective environmental measures and physical activity among urban adultsChristine M Hoehner
Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
Am J Prev Med 28:105-16. 2005..However, few studies have simultaneously assessed perceptions and objectively measured environmental factors and their relative association with transportation or recreational physical activity...
- Associations between media use and health in US childrenShirley A Russ
UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Department of Academic Primary Care Pediatrics, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
Acad Pediatr 9:300-6. 2009..The aim of this study was to determine associations between TV and computer use, both separately and combined, and health attributes in US children...
- A comparison of Australian families' expenditure on active and screen-based recreation using the ABS Household Expenditure Survey 2003/04Robert Aitken
NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Aust N Z J Public Health 32:238-45. 2008This study aimed to investigate how much households with dependent children spend on active recreation (physical activity) compared with screen-based (sedentary) recreation, according to their household socioeconomic and demographic ..
- Distribution of economic benefits from ecotourism: a case study of Wolong Nature Reserve For Giant Pandas in ChinaGuangming He
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Environ Manage 42:1017-25. 2008..We suggest that the unequal distribution of the benefits from ecotourism can be lessened by enhancing local participation, increasing the use of local goods, and encouraging relocation of rural households closer to ecotourism facilities...
- Recreational boating traffic: a chronic source of anthropogenic noise in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal WaterwayGenevieve Haviland-Howell
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 122:151-60. 2007..As a daily part of resident bottlenose dolphins' acoustic environment, recreational boating traffic may represent a chronic source of acoustic harassment...
- Reliability of a brief intercept survey for trail use behaviorsPhilip J Troped
Dept of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
J Phys Act Health 6:775-80. 2009..This study assessed test-retest reliability of an interviewer-administered trail survey...
- Awareness and use of a university recreational trailJulian A Reed
Health and Exercise Science Department, Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613, USA
J Am Coll Health 54:227-30. 2006..However, of the individuals who used the trail, the majority only used the trail 1 day a week. University programming is needed to increase trail usage among college students...
- Use of a community trail among new and habitual exercisers: a preliminary assessmentPaul M Gordon
West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Department of Human Performance and Exercise Science, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 1:A11. 2004..We evaluated physical activity patterns and trail use among new and habitually active exercisers using onsite trail interviews...
- Parks and recreation settings and active living: a review of associations with physical activity function and intensityAndrew T Kaczynski
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
J Phys Act Health 5:619-32. 2008The purpose of this study was to review reported associations between parks and recreation settings (PRSs) as features of the built environment and various functions and intensities of physical activity (PA).
- Rapidly measured indicators of recreational water quality and swimming-associated illness at marine beaches: a prospective cohort studyTimothy J Wade
United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
Environ Health 9:66. 2010..In this paper, we report on results from three marine beach sites...
- Contributions of the US state park system to nature recreationJuha Siikamäki
Resources for the Future, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:14031-6. 2011Nature recreation in the United States concentrates in publicly provided natural areas. They are costly to establish and maintain, but their societal contributions are difficult to measure...
- Measurement of park and recreation environments that support physical activity in low-income communities of color: highlights of challenges and recommendationsMyron F Floyd
North Carolina State University, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA
Am J Prev Med 36:S156-60. 2009The capacity of public parks and recreation environments to promote physical activity for low-income communities of color is receiving increased attention from researchers and policymakers...
- Occurrence of adenovirus and other enteric viruses in limited-contact freshwater recreational areas and bathing watersA Aslan
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 13 Natural Resources, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
J Appl Microbiol 111:1250-61. 2011..study was to characterize enteric virus concentrations and their infectivity in a variety of limited-contact recreation and bathing waters, including Great Lakes beaches, inland lakes, rivers, and an effluent-dominated urban ..
- Sports and recreation activity of patients with femoroacetabular impingement before and after arthroscopic osteoplastyAlexander Brunner
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Lucerne, Wolhusen, Switzerland
Am J Sports Med 37:917-22. 2009..Hip arthroscopy represents a new and minimally invasive method of treating patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). However, participation in popular sports after this procedure has not yet been analyzed...
- Water ingestion during water recreationSamuel Dorevitch
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, 2121 W Taylor, M C 922, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Water Res 45:2020-8. 2011Quantitative risk assessments have estimated health risks of water recreation. One input to risk assessment models is the rate of water ingestion...
- Microbial risk assessment for recreational use of the Chicago area waterway systemG Rijal
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Environmental Monitoring and Research Division, 6001 West Pershing Road, Cicero, IL 60804, USA
J Water Health 9:169-86. 2011..at locations upstream and downstream of the effluent outfall during dry and wet weather conditions within the recreation season were included in the risk assessment...
- Incidence of sports and recreation related injuries resulting in hospitalization in Wisconsin in 2000R L Dempsey
Injury Research Center, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Inj Prev 11:91-6. 2005To describe the incidence and patterns of sports and recreation related injuries resulting in inpatient hospitalization in Wisconsin...
- Physical activity for recreation or exercise on neighbourhood streets: associations with perceived environmental attributesTakemi Sugiyama
Cancer Prevention Research Centre, School of Population Health, Level 3, Public Health Building, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
Health Place 15:1058-63. 2009..However, mixed findings have been reported on environment correlates of physical activity for recreation. Using a sample of Australian adults (n=2194), we examined perceived environmental attributes associated with ..
- Racial/Ethnic differences in perceived access, environmental barriers to use, and use of community parksSusan A Carlson
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 46, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 7:A49. 2010..Community parks provide places for people to be physically active. Our objective was to determine how access to, barriers to use of, and use of community parks differ by race/ethnicity...
- Effects of park improvements on park use and physical activity: policy and programming implicationsDeborah A Cohen
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
Am J Prev Med 37:475-80. 2009Many assume that improving the quality and the perceived safety of facilities in parks and recreation centers is critical to attracting more users and increasing population physical activity...
- Publically funded recreation facilities: obesogenic environments for children and families?Patti Jean Naylor
School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada
Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2208-21. 2010..The purpose of this study was to describe the public recreation food environment in British Columbia, Canada using a sequential explanatory mixed methods design...
- Food choices in recreation facilities: operators' and patrons' perspectivesHeather M Thomas
Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Team, Middlesex London Health Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Can J Diet Pract Res 71:180-5. 2010b>Recreation facilities (RFs) provide physical activity environments; however, unhealthy food choices are abundant there...
- Feasibility of a 6-month exercise and recreation program to improve executive functioning and memory in individuals with chronic strokeDebbie Rand
University of British Columbia and Rehab Research Lab, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Neurorehabil Neural Repair 24:722-9. 2010..Physical activity is beneficial for improving cognitive function in healthy older adults. However, research results on the benefits of physical activity on cognitive performance after stroke are limited...
- Therapeutic recreation interventions for need-driven dementia-compromised behaviors in community-dwelling eldersSuzanne Fitzsimmons
College of Health Professions, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 17:367-81. 2002..Specific information is included on the time of day each behavior occurred and the most effective interventions, as well as implications for service delivery...
- Preliminary amphibian health survey in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaGavin W Glenney
U S Fish and Wildlife Service, Fish Health Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Lamar, Pennsylvania 16848, USA
J Aquat Anim Health 22:102-14. 2010..gray tree frogs Hyla versicolor (7), were sampled at seven different sites in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DGNRA), Pennsylvania, from June 14 to July 19, 2007...
- Socioeconomic status and perceptions of access and safety for physical activityDawn K Wilson
Preventino Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
Ann Behav Med 28:20-8. 2004..Environmental factors may play an important role on influencing physical activity (PA) behaviors...
- Healthy places: exploring the evidenceHoward Frumkin
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Am J Public Health 93:1451-6. 2003....
- Recreational exposure to low concentrations of microcystins during an algal bloom in a small lakeLorraine C Backer
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Chamblee, Georgia 30341, USA
Mar Drugs 6:389-406. 2008....
- Relative influences of individual, social environmental, and physical environmental correlates of walkingBillie Giles-Corti
School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009
Am J Public Health 93:1583-9. 2003..This study sought to examine individual, social environmental, and physical environmental correlates of walking...
- The relationship between access and quality of urban green space with population physical activityM Hillsdon
University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TP, UK
Public Health 120:1127-32. 2006..This study examined the association between access to quality urban green space and levels of physical activity...
- Monitoring marine recreational water quality using multiple microbial indicators in an urban tropical environmentTomoyuki Shibata
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248294, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0630, USA
Water Res 38:3119-31. 2004..Exceedence of water quality guidelines, and thus the frequency of beach advisories, depends upon which indicator microbe is chosen...
- Associations of perceived social and physical environmental supports with physical activity and walking behaviorCheryl L Addy
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
Am J Public Health 94:440-3. 2004..Perceiving neighbors as being active, having access to sidewalks, and using malls were associated with regular walking...
- Decline in nature-based recreation is not evidentMaarten H Jacobs
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:E40; author reply E41-2. 2008
- Measuring children's participation in recreation and leisure activities: construct validation of the CAPE and PACG A King
Thames Valley Children s Centre, London, ON, Canada
Child Care Health Dev 33:28-39. 2007There is a need for psychometrically sound measures of children's participation in recreation and leisure activities, for both clinical and research purposes...
- Annoyance with aircraft noise in local recreational areas and the recreationists' noise situation at homeNorun Hjertager Krog
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, 0403 Oslo, Norway
J Acoust Soc Am 117:221-31. 2005..A significant effect of aircraft noise exposure at home on annoyance in the recreational setting was not found. More research is warranted regarding the relationship between noise exposure at home and outdoor recreational demands...
- An introduction to parks, recreation, and public health: collaborative frameworks for promoting physical activityJohn Librett
Center for Active Survivors, Park City, UT 84084, USA
J Phys Act Health 4:S1-13. 2007The purpose of parks and recreation as well as public health is to seek the highest possible quality of life for individuals and communities...
- Local ordinances that promote physical activity: a survey of municipal policiesJohn J Librett
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
Am J Public Health 93:1399-403. 2003..Physical activity policies can be monitored across municipalities. Moreover, evidence-based public health practice provides direction for limited staff and funding resources...
- Availability of recreational resources and physical activity in adultsAna V Diez Roux
Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Am J Public Health 97:493-9. 2007..Using data from a large cohort of adults aged 45 to 84 years-old, we investigated whether availability of recreational resources is related to physical activity levels...
- Income and racial disparities in access to public parks and private recreation facilitiesLauren C Abercrombie
Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92103, USA
Am J Prev Med 34:9-15. 2008..The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that low-income and high-minority neighborhoods have less access to public parks, open space, and private recreation facilities.
- Going beyond: an adventure- and recreation-based group intervention promotes well-being and weight loss in schizophreniaLakshmi N P Voruganti
St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario
Can J Psychiatry 51:575-80. 2006To undertake a preliminary study to assess the feasibility of clinical implementation and evaluate the effectiveness of a novel adventure- and recreation-based group intervention in the rehabilitation of individuals with schizophrenia.
- The relationship between organised physical recreation and mental healthGillian Street
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
Health Promot J Austr 18:236-9. 2007The mental health benefit of participation in organised physical recreation is investigated as strategies aimed at enhancing mental health and well-being in the community have the potential to decrease social and economic costs.
- Fecal indicator bacteria are abundant in wet sand at freshwater beachesElizabeth Wheeler Alm
Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, 157 Brooks Hall, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, USA
Water Res 37:3978-82. 2003..coli in the 0-5 cm stratum. These preliminary data show that wet freshwater beach sand is a reservoir of fecal indicator bacteria. Enteric pathogens may also be present in beach sand...
- Sustaining health promotion programs within sport and recreation organisationsMeghan M Casey
School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia
J Sci Med Sport 12:113-8. 2009The involvement of the sport and recreation sector as a setting for health promotion is a new strategy implemented by health policy makers and strategic planners...
- Perceived environments as physical activity correlates and moderators of intervention in five studiesAbby C King
Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 211 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
Am J Health Promot 21:24-35. 2006..This question was explored in five physical activity intervention trials funded by the National Institutes of Health Behavior Change Consortium...
- Minnesota tobacco-free park policies: attitudes of the general public and park officialsElizabeth G Klein
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 9:S49-55. 2007..Current policies banning or limiting tobacco use on park and recreation grounds exist in at least 70 communities around Minnesota...
- Ominous trends in nature recreationPeter Kareiva
The Nature Conservancy and Environmental Studies Institute, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:2757-8. 2008
- Annoyance with aircraft noise in local recreational areas, contingent on changes in exposure and other context variablesNorun Hjertager Krog
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Environmental Medicine, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, NO 0403 Oslo, Norway
J Acoust Soc Am 116:323-33. 2004..Further research should investigate the significance of these variables...
- Estimating the primary etiologic agents in recreational freshwaters impacted by human sources of faecal contaminationJeffrey A Soller
Soller Environmental, LLC, 3022 King St, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA
Water Res 44:4736-47. 2010..Evaluation of the time-to-onset of illness strongly supports the principal finding and sensitivity analyses support the overall trends of the analyses even given their substantial uncertainties...
- The relative influence of individual, social and physical environment determinants of physical activityBillie Giles-Corti
Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Albany, Australia
Soc Sci Med 54:1793-812. 2002..Given the popularity of walking in the community, it is recommended that greater emphasis be placed on creating streetscapes that enhance walking for recreation and transport.
- Occupational exposure to aerosolized brevetoxins during Florida red tide events: effects on a healthy worker populationLorraine C Backer
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 46, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
Environ Health Perspect 113:644-9. 2005..We did not observe any impact of exposure to aerosolized brevetoxins, with or without mild exercise, on pulmonary function...
- Initial evaluation of the effects of aerosolized Florida red tide toxins (brevetoxins) in persons with asthmaLora E Fleming
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL 33136, USA
Environ Health Perspect 113:650-7. 2005..Future studies will examine the possible chronic effects of these toxins among persons with asthma and other chronic respiratory impairment...
- The conspicuous absence of people with disabilities in public fitness and recreation facilities: lack of interest or lack of access?James H Rimmer
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center RecTech, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 6904, USA
Am J Health Promot 19:327-9, ii. 2005....
- Recreational injury and its relation to socioeconomic status among school aged children in the USH Ni
Division of Health Interview Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Center for Disease Control, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, USA
Inj Prev 8:60-5. 2002..This study described epidemiologic patterns of recreational injuries among school aged children in the US and assessed the relation of these patterns to socioeconomic status...
- Persistence of nucleic acid markers of health-relevant organisms in seawater microcosms: implications for their use in assessing risk in recreational watersSarah P Walters
Stanford University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 473 Via Ortega, M 06, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Water Res 43:4929-39. 2009..These results indicate differential persistence of genetic markers and culturable organisms of public health relevance in an environmental matrix and have important management implications...
- Perceived environmental aesthetics and convenience and company are associated with walking for exercise among Australian adultsK Ball
School of Health Sciences, Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
Prev Med 33:434-40. 2001..relationships between environmental aesthetics, convenience, and walking companions and walking for exercise or recreation and to investigate differences in these relationships by sex and by reported physical and mental health.
- [Food environment in the sports, recreational and cultural facilities of Quebec City: a look at the situation]Pascale Chaumette
Direction de santé publique de la Capitale Nationale, 2400, avenue D Estimauville, Québec Québec G1E 7G9
Can J Public Health 100:310-4. 2009..The study also consulted with municipality representatives in order to understand the actions needed to facilitate the introduction of healthier food choices in these venues...
- A randomized trial of the Hawaii SunSmart program's impact on outdoor recreation staffK Glanz
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
J Am Acad Dermatol 44:973-8. 2001..Prevention programs for children at outdoor recreation sites may influence not only the youth, but the staff, or caregivers, as well...
- Traditional and molecular analyses for fecal indicator bacteria in non-point source subtropical recreational marine watersChristopher D Sinigalliano
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Water Res 44:3763-72. 2010....
- Sexual risk behaviour for women working in recreational venues in Mwanza, Tanzania: considerations for the acceptability and use of vaginal microbicide gelsShelley Lees
National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania
Cult Health Sex 11:581-95. 2009..However, sustained use will depend on how formulations overcome the difficulties women currently experience with condom negotiation and the specific environments and relationships in which they engage in sex...
- Health risks caused by freshwater cyanobacteria in recreational watersI Chorus
Department of Drinking and Recreational Water Hygiene, Federal Environmental Agency, Berlin, Germany
J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev 3:323-47. 2000..Toxic cyanobacteria are increasingly being perceived as a potential health hazard, particularly in waters used for recreation. A few countries are developing regulations to protect human health from these toxins, and the World Health ..
- The association of neighborhood design and recreational environments with physical activityJennifer L Atkinson
San Diego State University, California 92103, USA
Am J Health Promot 19:304-9. 2005..25 and .21, respectively). DISCUSSION: Few self-reported neighborhood design factors and recreational environment variables were correlated with physical activity, and some findings were unexpected...
- A randomized controlled trial assessing infectious disease risks from bathing in fresh recreational waters in relation to the concentration of Escherichia coli, intestinal enterococci, Clostridium perfringens, and somatic coliphagesAlbrecht Wiedenmann
District Government Stuttgart, State Health Office, Stuttgart, Germany
Environ Health Perspect 114:228-36. 2006..Although in theory there is no threshold in real concentration-response relationships, we demonstrated that a NOAEL approach would be a more robust and practical solution to the complex problem of setting standards...
- Epidemiology of recreational exposure to freshwater cyanobacteria--an international prospective cohort studyIan Stewart
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland, 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, QLD 4108, Australia
BMC Public Health 6:93. 2006..The epidemiological data to date are limited; we sought to improve on the design of some previously conducted studies in order to facilitate revision and refinement of guidelines for exposure to cyanobacteria in recreational waters...
- Tiered approach for identification of a human fecal pollution source at a recreational beach: case study at Avalon Bay, Catalina Island, CaliforniaAlexandria B Boehm
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-4020, USA
Environ Sci Technol 37:673-80. 2003..Multiple shoreline samples and two subsurface water samples tested positive for human-specific bacteria and enterovirus, suggesting that at least a portion of the FIB contamination is from human sewage...
- The public health impact of injury during sport and active recreationCaroline Finch
NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Building G2, Wesetren Campus, UNSW Sydney, NSW, Australia
J Sci Med Sport 9:490-7. 2006..The aim of this study was to determine the public health impact of injury during sports and active recreation injury in a select population in Australia...
- Viability of parks and recreation centers as sites for youth physical activity promotionJamie S Moody
Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG) at San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
Health Promot Pract 5:438-43. 2004This descriptive study explored the potential for public parks and recreation centers as intervention sites for promoting physical activity among youth...
- Escherichia coli sampling reliability at a frequently closed Chicago Beach: monitoring and management implicationsRichard L Whitman
US Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station, Porter, Indiana 46304, USA
Environ Sci Technol 38:4241-6. 2004..Greater monitoring efficacy will yield better policy decisions, risk assessments, programmatic goals, and future usefulness of the information...
- Surveillance for waterborne disease and outbreaks associated with recreational water use and other aquatic facility-associated health events--United States, 2005-2006Jonathan S Yoder
Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne, and Enteric Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
MMWR Surveill Summ 57:1-29. 2008..In addition, data are collected on individual cases of recreational water-associated illnesses and infections and health events occurring at aquatic facilities but not directly related to water exposure...
- Environmental measures of physical activity supports: perception versus realityKaren A Kirtland
Prevention Research Center, Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 730 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Am J Prev Med 24:323-31. 2003..physical activity guidelines or reporting some physical activity demonstrated greatest agreement with access to recreation facilities, while those not meeting the guidelines demonstrated greater agreement with safety of recreation ..
- Understanding and managing experiential aspects of soundscapes at Muir woods national monumentEricka J Pilcher
National Park Service, Natural Sounds Program, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA
Environ Manage 43:425-35. 2009..experience can be managed by formulating indicators and standards of quality as suggested in park and outdoor recreation management frameworks, such as Visitor Experience and Resource Protection (VERP), as developed by the U.S...
- Relationship of perceived environmental characteristics to leisure-time physical activity and meeting recommendations for physical activity in TexasKatherine S Velasquez
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 6:A24. 2009..We investigated the relationship of perceived environmental characteristics to self-reported physical activity in Texas adults using 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data...
- Socioeconomic status differences in recreational physical activity levels and real and perceived access to a supportive physical environmentBillie Giles-Corti
School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia
Prev Med 35:601-11. 2002..Spatial access to recreational facilities and perceptions of the neighborhood environment and physical activity levels were examined by the socioeconomic status of area of residence (SES)...
- Enterococci predictions from partial least squares regression models in conjunction with a single-sample standard improve the efficacy of beach management advisoriesDeyi Hou
Environmental Water Studies, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-4020, USA
Environ Sci Technol 40:1737-43. 2006....
- Recreational and occupational field exposure to freshwater cyanobacteria--a review of anecdotal and case reports, epidemiological studies and the challenges for epidemiologic assessmentIan Stewart
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland, 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, QLD 4108, Australia
Environ Health 5:6. 2006..However, diagnosis of cyanobacteria-related illness should be considered for individuals presenting with acute illness following freshwater contact if a description is given of a waterbody visibly affected by planktonic mass development...
- Epidemiology of medically treated sport and active recreation injuries in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, AustraliaE P Cassell
Monash University Accident Research Centre, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Br J Sports Med 37:405-9. 2003To quantify and describe medically treated sport and active recreation injuries in a defined region of the Latrobe Valley from 7 November 1994 to 6 November 1995.
- Observed environmental features and the physical activity of adolescent malesRussell Jago
Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
Am J Prev Med 29:98-104. 2005..It has recently been reported that adult physical activity was associated with environmental features. The aim of this study was to determine whether environmental features were associated with physical activity among male adolescents...
- Conflict and impacts of divers and anglers in a marine parkTim P Lynch
Jervis Bay Marine Park, NSW, 2540, Australia
Environ Manage 33:196-211. 2004..The numbers of anglers, for the four months compared, had doubled and tripled. The actual data used to inform management is presented and the limitations of this "best available data" approach are discussed...
- Relationship between tourism development and vegetated landscapes in Luya Mountain Nature Reserve, Shanxi, ChinaZhan-Hong Cheng
The Center for Recreation and Tourism Research, Environment CollegePeking University, Beijing, 100871, China
Environ Manage 36:374-81. 2005..However, the occurrence of the bad condition shows that there is a severe contradiction between tourism development and vegetated landscapes...
- Environmental impacts of dispersed development from federal infrastructure projectsMark T Southerland
Versar, Inc, 9200 Rumsey Road, Columbia, Maryland, USA
Environ Monit Assess 94:163-78. 2004....
- Factors influencing development of management strategies for the Abou Ali River in Lebanon I: spatial variation and land useMay A Massoud
Environmental Processes and Water Technology Research Group, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Sci Total Environ 362:15-30. 2006..Moreover, an effective legal, economic and institutional framework is required to encourage investment in waste reduction and control and to introduce environmentally sound practices...
- The socioeconomic significance of nature-based recreation in CanadaPaul A Gray
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Environ Monit Assess 86:129-47. 2003....
- Wastewater reclamation for use in snow-making within an alpine resort in Australia--resource rather than wasteZ Tonkovic
Environmental Solutions International Ltd, Monroe Ponds, Victoria, Australia
Water Sci Technol 46:297-302. 2002..Pilot plant operation of a membrane ultrafiltration system commenced in June 2000 and will continue until the end of 2001, to primarily demonstrate the extent of pathogen removal...
- Researches on Türkoğlu Gavur Lake in Kahramanmaraş-Turkey and some projections from past to futureSelcuk Inac
Department of Entomology and Protection, Faculty of Forestry, University of Kahramanmaras, Sutcu Imam, Kahramanmaras 46060, Turkey
J Environ Biol 23:169-73. 2002..With the improving of the Turkoglu reed bed the local people will earn more money by tourism than agricultural. Otherwise, the future of the Gavur Lake is going to be like Amik Lake...
- Conservation and management applications of the REEF volunteer fish monitoring programChristy V Pattengill-Semmens
REEF Environmental Education Foundation, USA
Environ Monit Assess 81:43-50. 2003..REEF's collaboration with a variety of partners, combined with the Fish Survey Project's standardized census method and database management system, has resulted in a successful citizen science monitoring program...
- Validation of a new self-report instrument for measuring physical activityMette Aadahl
Research Centre for Prevention and Health, Glostrup University Hospital, Glostrup, Denmark
Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1196-202. 2003..Development and validation of a physical activity scale for measuring physical activity in 24 h of sports, work, and leisure time on an average weekday...
- UMB/DFHCC Comprehensive Cancer Partnership ProgramKaren Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007..electronic diet and PA monitoring and feedback system (eSolutions) to be implemented in an urban community recreation center. Study procedures will occur in two phases...
- Norms and Built Environment: Use of Shade in U.S. and Australian City ParksDavid B Buller; Fiscal Year: 2010..habits) that motivates its use. A multi-national research team will explore the use of built shade in passive recreation areas (PRAs;areas for sitting/ standing while socializing, preparing/eating a meal, watching or coaching sports, ..
- Computer Modeling of Surgical Outcomes for Nasal Airway ObstructionJohn Rhee; Fiscal Year: 2009..NAO has been shown to impact mood, energy, recreation, sleep and overall quality of life...
- Computer Modeling of Surgical Outcomes for Nasal Airway ObstructionJohn Rhee; Fiscal Year: 2009..NAO has been shown to impact mood, energy, recreation, sleep and overall quality of life...
- Computer Modeling of Surgical Outcomes for Nasal Airway ObstructionJohn S Rhee; Fiscal Year: 2010..NAO has been shown to impact mood, energy, recreation, sleep and overall quality of life...
- DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN PATIENT AND PUBLIC UTILITY RATINGSPeter Ubel; Fiscal Year: 2004..e. recreation, work etc.) and the effect of the condition on those domains (de-focusing)...
- Multispecies competition, indirect effects, and invasion in mosquito communitiesSTEVEN JULIANO; Fiscal Year: 2007..and because these containers often occur in close proximity to the places people live, work, and take recreation. This project investigates the effects that these mosquitoes have on one another, how those effects may ..
- Preventing exposure to ticks and tick-borne illness in outdoor workersSTEVEN RICHARD MESHNICK; Fiscal Year: 2010..Outdoor workers in the Division of Forestry and the Division of Parks and Recreation will be randomly assigned to two groups...
- WayFinder: Cognitive Aid for Independent TransportationDaniel Davies; Fiscal Year: 2007..and independent mobility, improved access to health related services including medical, therapeutic, wellness, recreation, nutrition, work opportunities and other resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities...
- Safe & Effective Yoga Prescription for Older Adults: Biomechanical ConsiderationsGeorge Salem; Fiscal Year: 2009The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the National Recreation & Park Association both recommend Yoga as a form of total-solution exercise for older adults, capable of providing cardiovascular fitness, resistance ..
- Obesity and the Environment: The Transition to AdulthoodPenny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., public and public gyms, recreation facilities, crime rates) that explain the differential distribution of physical activity and overweight patterns ..
- SUN SAFETY FOR HIGH ALTITUDE SKI AREA STAFF AND GUESTSDavid Buller; Fiscal Year: 2002DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from Investigator's Abstract) Sun safety is a priority for adults at work and recreation for the prevention of skin cancer and of ocular damage...
- Physical Environment Dynamics, Inequality and ObesityBarry Popkin; Fiscal Year: 2006..g., college, employment, military service). We will develop measures of access to recreation facilities (e.g...
- Increasing youth physical activity: neighborhood environmen influencesJAMES ROEMMICH; Fiscal Year: 2007..We have found in 3 data sets of youth ranging in age from 4 to 16 years that the proportion of park and recreation area to residential area within Â¿2 mile of the child's home parcel (park and recreation index) independently ..
- Increasing youth physical activity: neighborhood environmen influencesJAMES ROEMMICH; Fiscal Year: 2009..We have found in 3 data sets of youth ranging in age from 4 to 16 years that the proportion of park and recreation area to residential area within 2 mile of the child's home parcel (park and recreation index) independently ..
- Health Effects of Occupational Exposures in PGDP WorkersDAVID TOLLERUD; Fiscal Year: 2007..The plant is located in a rural area, adjacent to protected conservation, wildlife and recreation areas...
- Health Effects of Occupational Exposures in PGDP WorkersDAVID TOLLERUD; Fiscal Year: 2005..The plant is located in a rural area, adjacent to protected conservation, wildlife and recreation areas...
- TRIAL OF ACTIVITY FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS (TAAG)Timothy Lohman; Fiscal Year: 2005..vanguard middle schools with a large minority population and a diverse group of agencies (Tucson City Parks and Recreation, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, PLAY, Amphitheater Extension program) have agreed to participate...
- Healthy Children, Strong Families and Supportive Communities InterventionAlexandra Adams; Fiscal Year: 2007..Aim 2, Supportive Communities, utilizes community advisory boards to design and prioritize assessments of food, recreation, economic, legal, and other systems in their communities...
- The Impact of an Environmental and Curriculum Change on Children's Obesity RelateClaudio R Nigg; Fiscal Year: 2010..and curriculum intervention consists of three components: (1) extensive playground renovations, (2) SPARK Active Recreation implemented on the playground during recess, and (3) and an energy balance curriculum implemented during ..