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References

References for "Physical Activity: A Gift Worth Giving"

1 National Association for Sport and Physical Education. 2004b. Physical Activity for Children: A Statement of Guidelines for Children Ages 5–12. 2nd ed. Reston, VA.

2 NIH News. Children’s Physical Activity Drops from Age 9 to 15, NIH Study Indicates. The National Institutes of Health. July 15, 2008. Available at: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jul2008/nichd-15.htm. Accessed November 12, 2008.

3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. School Health Policies and Programs Studies (SHPPS), 2006. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/shpps/index.htm. Accessed November 13, 2008. *Comprehensive results from SHPPS 2006 are published in the Journal of School Health. October 2007;77(8).

4 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Available at: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/. Accessed November 12, 2008.

5 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. U.S. Physical Activity Statistics, 2007. Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/stats/index.htm. Accessed November 12, 2008.

References for "Abdominal Obesity and Risk of Premature Death"

1 Pischon T, Boeing J, Hoffmann K, et al. General and abdominal adiposity and risk of death in Europe. N Engl J Med. 2008;359(20):2105-2120.