Parental Impact on Child Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Appalachian North Carolina

Allison V. Farrell, Richard W. Christiana, Rebecca A. Battista & J. Joy James
Introduction: Physical activity has positive health benefits across the lifespan including reduced rates of chronic disease. Despite having ample availability of outdoor space for physical activity in the Appalachian Mountain region, there are low rates of physical activity along with high rates of sedentary time and increased prevalence of overweight individuals across all age groups. Therefore, there is a need to understand the factors that influence family’s physical activity and sedentary time. Purpose: To assess...
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