Tag Archives: Physical Activity

Low-cost, valid tool for researchers to assess nutrition and exercise in after-school programs

Cassandra_resizedHarvard Pop Center faculty members Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, and Steven Gortmaker, PhD, are co-authors on a study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity that evaluates a low-cost, practitioner-administered observational tool to assist researchers in validly assessing nutrition, physical activity and screen time in an after-school program setting.

Health Impact Assessment Impacts Proposed Changes in MBTA Fares and Service

Arcaya_Mariana_310 x 440Pop Center Yerby Fellow Mariana Arcaya, ScD  has co-authored a study that shares the results of a health impact assessment (HIA) that influenced the MBTA to make more modest fare increases and service cuts.

Study shows increased cardiometabolic risk for female workers prone to work-related stress who don’t get adequate sleep or exercise

Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Orfeu Buxton served as PI on a recently published paper in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine that investigated the effect of work-related stress, sleep deficiency, and physical activity on 10-year cardiometabolic risk among an all-female worker population.

Do Youth Compensate for Increased School-Day Activity?

In their recent study, “School-Day and Overall Physical Activity Among Youth“, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Pop Center faculty members Steven L. Gortmaker and SV Subramanian, find that increasing physical activity during the school day leads to greater physical activity outside the classroom.