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Citation

Nigg CR, Mateo DJ, An J. Am. J. Public Health 2016; 107(1): 37-38.

Affiliation

The authors are with the Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2016, American Public Health Association)

DOI

10.2105/AJPH.2016.303532

PMID

27854536

Abstract

Regular physical activity contributes to the prevention of obesity and chronic diseases(1); however, fewer than half of US adults are regularly active. Video games, computers, television, mobile devices, and sedentary occupations have all contributed to the growth in sedentary behavior and obesity. More recently, technology-based interventions have focused on mobile devices to promote physical activity.(2) About 90% of American adults have a mobile phone,(3) with 64% owning a smartphone. Advantages of technology-based interventions include continual self-monitoring and access, decreasing barriers of transportation and time, and portability (e.g., smartphone interventions), and they may be more cost-effective, accessible, and convenient. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print November 17, 2016: e1-e2. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303532).


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