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Friendship networks and physical activity and sedentary behavior among youth: a systematized review

OPEN The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity | 3 Dec 2013

KJ Sawka, GR McCormack, A Nettel-Aguirre, P Hawe and PK Doyle-Baker
Abstract
Low levels of physical activity and increased participation in sedentary leisure-time activities are two important obesity-risk behaviors that impact the health of today’s youth. Friend’s health behaviors have been shown to influence individual health behaviors; however, current evidence on the specific role of friendship networks in relation to levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior is limited. The purpose of this review was to summarize evidence on friendship networks and both physical activity and sedentary behavior among children and adolescents.
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Human behavior, Activity, Behavior, Laelius de Amicitia, Sociology, Friendship
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