ERIC Number: EJ916589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Exercise, Eating Patterns, and Obesity: Evidence from the ATUS and Its Eating & Health Module
Reifschneider, Marianne J.; Hamrick, Karen S.; Lacey, Jill N.
Social Indicators Research, v101 n2 p215-219 Apr 2011
Time spent eating and exercising can impact quality of life measures such as general health and risk for obesity. This article links data from the American Time Use Study and the Eating and Health Module to explore exercise and eating patterns for varying age groups, over different times of day, and by self-reported health status. Younger Americans who did some exercise were more likely to engage in higher impact sports. Older Americans who exercised were more likely to do so in the morning. Americans who reported being in excellent health spent more time exercising than other self-reported health groups, regardless of their sex or age.
Descriptors: Obesity, Health, Quality of Life, Exercise, Eating Habits, Risk, Age Differences, Athletics, Gender Differences, Social Indicators, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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