Environmental determinants of physical activity and sedentary behavior

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2000 Oct;28(4):153-8.


Environmental changes are expected to lead to decreased time in sedentary behavior and to increased levels of physical activity in populations. Past research has emphasized psychosocial determinants of physical activity. Progress in the field will require more focus on understanding sedentary behaviors and the role of environmental determinants.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Body Mass Index
  • Child
  • Computers
  • Environment*
  • Exercise*
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Life Style*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / etiology
  • Research
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Sports
  • Television
  • Walking