3351.0 Promoting Physical Activity Through Health Education

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
Research has shown that even slight increases in moderate physical activity can greatly reduce an individualís overall health risks. This roundtable session will discuss how Physical activity is being promoted through health education across the country. Such topics to be covered include PA and promoting successful aging; PA in lower socio-economic groups; and integrating nutrition and physical activity messages into public health programs.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: (1) Describe social determinants of moderate physical activity. (2) Describe strategies used to overcome barriers to physical activity. (3) Recognize intervention strategies for future community physical activity programs

Table 1
Correlates of physical activity among adult Hispanic-Americans
Tim Bungum, DrPH and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson, DrPH
Table 3
Income and environmental factors predicting weekly minutes of moderate physical activity among Hawaii residents
Daniela S. Kittinger, BA, Yuka Jokura, BPHE, Katie M. Heinrich, PhD, Martha Rider, PhD, CHES, Angelina Marie Ahedo, BA, Laura JY Hsu, BA and Jay Maddock, PhD
Table 4
Promoting physical activity among Latinas in the US: The power of holistic approaches
Anahi Viladrich, PhD, Dana David, MPH, Nancy Bruning, MPH and Ming-Chin Yeh, PhD
Table 5
Obesity, Morbidity, and Quality of Life within a Highly Active Population: An Examination of the Relationship Between Persistent Activity and Successful Aging
Kelly Pfaffenberger, BS, Jeanne D. Johnston, PhD, Fernando Ona, Ph D, Joel Stager, Ph D and Colleen McCraken, MS
Table 6
Effect of team competitions on participation and adherence to an Internet-mediated physical activity program
Caroline R. Richardson, MD, Lorraine R. Buis, PhD, Timothy A. Poulton, BA, BS, Robert G. Holleman, MPH, Ananda Sen, PhD, Paul J. Resnick, PhD, David E. Goodrich, EdD and LaVaughn M. Palma-Davis, MA
Table 7
Underground Rail Road Bicycle Route: Using Cultural Tailoring to Increase Physical Activity Among African Americans
Mario Browne, MPH, CHES, Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Victoria Garner, BA, Angela F. Ford, PhD and Virginia Sullivan
Table 8
Innovative partnerships to deliver integrated nutrition/physical activity education
Ismael Aguila, MS, CSCS, Suzanne Bogert, MS, RD and Steven Loy, PhD
Table 9
Exercise, perceived stress and environmental stressors in an ethnically diverse community
Edilma Guevara, DrPH, Norma Perez, MD and Carlos Martinez, MD
Table 10

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing