benefits of physical activity

Knowing the specific benefits of exercise linked to exercising more

Originally published Dec. 4, 2018 by Journalist’s Resource.

By Chloe Reichel

New research suggests that people who know more about the benefits of physical activity spend more time doing it.

The paper, published in PLOS ONE in November 2018, looked at survey data from 615 adults in Australia. In a phone interview with Journalist’s Resource, author Stephanie Schoeppe, a research fellow in the Physical Activity Research Group at Central Queensland University, said that it was difficult to say whether the findings could be generalized to the U.S. population, but suggested it would be interesting to attempt to replicate the finding in other populations. Read More