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References for "Loving Physical Activity"

1 Trends in leisure-time physical inactivity by age, sex, and race/ethnicity—United States, 1994-2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005;54(39):991-994. Available at:

2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1996.

3 Solmon M. Student issues in physical education classes: attitude, cognition, and motivation. In: Silverman S, Ennis C, eds. Student Learning in Physical Education: Applying Research to Enhance Instruction. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2004:147-163.

References for "Physical Activity Recommendations Part II: Guidelines for Older Adults"

1 Nelson ME, Rejeski J, Blair SN, et al. Physical activity and public health in older adults: recommendation from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2007;116(9):1094-1105. Available at: