Seasonality in physical activity: Should this be a concern in all settings?
Hannah M Badland, Hayley Christian, Billie Giles-Corti, Matthew Knuiman
HEALTH & PLACE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2011
This study examines the relationship between weather conditions and overall and domain-specific physical activity in adults living in a city with a temperate, stable climate. Objective and self-reported physical activity levels were measured in 1754 adults participating in RESIDE, a longitudinal study undertaken in Perth, Australia. Steps per week and self-reported minutes of domain-specific physical activity were compared with date-stamped weather data. Weather conditions were relatively constant across all seasons, showing little impact on physical activity behaviour. Variation in weather conditions had modest explanatory power (<6%) for predicting overall and domain-specific physical acti..View full abstract
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Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation
At the time of writing this manuscript HMB was supported by a New Zealand National Heart Foundation Research Fellowship (Grant no: 1210), BGC by a NHMRC/NHF Senior Research Fellowship (Grant no: 513702) and Principal Research Fellowship (Grant no: 1004900), and HC by a NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Grant no: 458668). The other Chief Investigators of the RESIDE study are gratefully acknowledged. Funding for the RESIDE study was provided by the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Health-way; Grant no: 11828).