Physical Activity

Linking a Child’s Environment to Obesity

There is a global childhood obesity epidemic and researchers in the United States are working toward solutions, including prevention. Compared to adults, there has been relatively little research linking a child’s environment to their weight. This report, published in The … Read more

Team-based Goals Enhance Incentives to Increase Physical Activity

      In the March 15, 2016 issue of Journal of General Internal Medicine,  UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, UPenn PRC researcher David Asch, MD, MBA, and co-authors reported on a study to compare the effectiveness of … Read more


Do Financial Incentives for Increasing Physical Activity Work?

In the February 16, 2016 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine,  UPenn PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, UPenn PRC researcher David Asch, MD, MBA, and co-authors reported on a study to test the effectiveness of offering financial incentives to … Read more