Owen 2000 - "Environmental Determinants of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior"
Owen, Neville; Leslie, Eva; et al.
"Environmental Determinants of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior"
Exercise and Sport Sciences Review
October 2000; vol.28, n.4; pp153-158
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The authors describe a basic model for describing the environmental determinants of physical activity and sedentary behavior. They cite the limited research that had been done so far. One interesting nugget is that one study showed that even among those who are highly physically active, those who watched 4+ hours of TV per day were twice as likely to be overweight as were those who watched less than 1 hour of TV per day.