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date: 22 September 2018

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Physical activity is a key behavior in modern public health and is a topic of great concern to governments and health agencies. Psychologists can contribute to a better understanding of physical activity behavior by studying and explaining factors associated with participation in physical activity and interventions to change such behaviors. This chapter outlines the evidence on correlates for physical activity across the age span, what mediators might be important for behavior change, and what current evidence on interventions is available to guide thinking on behavior change.

Keywords: Exercise, intervention, mediator, correlates, behavioral epidemiology

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