The impact of daylight saving on physical activity participation
To understand the impact daylight saving had on the physical activity patterns of Western Australians, this study followed a cohort of 1300 adult residents to investigate when they were physically active prior to the introduction of daylight saving and again at the end of the daylight saving period.
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Daylight saving was reintroduced in Western Australia between 3 December 2006 and 24 March 2007, as part of a three year trial period to be followed by a referendum on the issue.
To understand the impact daylight saving had on the physical activity patterns of Western Australians, a cohort of 1300 adult residents was interviewed about when they were physically active prior to the introduction of daylight saving and again at the end of the daylight saving period.
In addition, a second cohort of 878 West Australian adults completed four telephone interviews one prior to and one at the end of the 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 daylight saving periods.
Rosenberg M, Mills C, & Ferguson R. (2008) The Effect of Daylight Saving on Perceptions of Physical Activity. Perth, Western Australia: Western Australian Government.
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