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The transition from University and its effect on physical activity patterns

Carney, C. and Mutrie, N. and McNeish, S. (2000) The transition from University and its effect on physical activity patterns. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 38 (3). ISSN 1463-5240

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Abstract

Examines the transition from University and its effect on physical activity patterns. Physical activity habits during the young adult years are likely to be important influences on habitual physical activity during overall adult life and, consequently, have significant implications for long-term health outcomes. Tertiary-education campuses are settings where there exist important yet partially neglected opportunities to influence the physical activity habits of young adults.