TITLE

CHANGES IN WOMEN'S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OVER THEIR FRESHMAN YEAR OF COLLEGE

AUTHOR(S)
Randall, Nichole B.; Han, Jennifer L.; Dinger, Mary K.; Heesch, Kristiann C.; Fields, David A.; Knehans, Allen W.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in physical activity among women during their freshman year of college. Freshman women (n = 137; age: 18.2 (SD = 0.4) years; 85% Caucasian) completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire at the beginning and end of the academic year. Most participants achieved recommended amounts of physical activity at both time points; however, walking decreased during the academic year (p < .05). Participation in vigorous, moderate, and total activity did not change (p > . 05). Physical activity interventions targeting freshman women should emphasize the health benefits that may be gained by walking.
ACCESSION #
26985984

 

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