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Chapter 5

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Patterns and Trends in Physical Activity

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  • Introduction
  • Physical Activity among Adults in the United States
      • Recent Patterns of Leisure-Time Physical Activity
      • Physical Inactivity during Leisure Time
      • Regular, Sustained Physical Activity during Leisure Time
      • Regular, Vigorous Physical Activity during Leisure Time
      • Participation in Specific Physical Activities
    • Leisure-Time Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities
    • Trends in Leisure-Time Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States
    • Physical Inactivity
    • Vigorous Physical Activity
    • Other Physical Activity
    • Physical Education in High School
    • Sports Team Participation
  • Conclusions
    • Research Needs
  • Appendix A: Sources of National Survey Data
  • Appendix B: Measures of Physical Activity in Population Surveys
  • References