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Gallaway, Patrick J.; Hongu, Nobuko – Journal of Extension, 2016
By promoting physical activities and incorporating them into their community-based programs, Extension professionals are improving the health of individuals, particularly those with limited resources. This article is the second in a three-part series describing the benefits of physical activity for human health: (1) biological health benefits of…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Well Being, Wellness
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Franklin, Alexandra M.; Hongu, Nobuko – Journal of Extension, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new interactive online program titled Healthy Eating on a Budget. It is an addition to the popular ChooseMyPlate.gov programs, such as the SuperTracker program. The Healthy Eating on a Budget program helps consumers plan, purchase, and prepare healthful meals. This article discusses materials and…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Budgets, Federal Programs
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Gallaway, Patrick J.; Hongu, Nobuko – Journal of Extension, 2016
By promoting physical activities and incorporating them into their community-based programs, Extension professionals are improving the health of individuals, particularly those with limited resources. This article is the third in a three-part series describing the benefits of physical activity for human health: (1) biological health benefits of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Extension Education, Extension Agents
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Gallaway, Patrick J.; Hongu, Nobuko – Journal of Extension, 2015
Extension educators have been promoting and incorporating physical activities into their community-based programs and improving the health of individuals, particularly those with limited resources. This article is the first of a three-part series describing the benefits of physical activity for human health: 1) biological health benefits of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Health Related Fitness, Health Promotion, Extension Education
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Hongu, Nobuko; Martinez, Cathy L.; Billias, Natalia N.; Wyatt, Melissa A.; Turner, Rachel J.; Manore, Melinda M. – Journal of Extension, 2014
Nutrition professionals within the Cooperative Extension system use the USDA's interactive online tool SuperTracker, which is designed to help individuals track diet and physical activity (PA) to apply healthy eating patterns and improve PA. An investigation of all 50 states' Extension websites and interviews of Extension educators…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Extension Education, Online Systems
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Teran, Bianca Maria; Hongu, Nobuko – Journal of Extension, 2012
Statewide Extension walking programs are making an effort to increase physical activity levels in America. An investigation of all 20 of these programs revealed that 14 use websites as marketing and educational tools, which could prove useful as the popularity of Internet communities continues to grow. Website usability information and an analysis…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Hongu, Nobuko; Kataura, Martha P.; Block, Linda M. – Journal of Extension, 2011
This article helps Extension professionals guide individuals in a successful long-term weight loss program. A program should focus on behavioral changes (improving eating habits and physical activity), not just weight loss. In order to do this, Extension professionals should implement behavior change strategies that motivate individuals to…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Physical Activities, Self Management, Self Efficacy