TITLE

CHARACTERISTICS RELATED TO MEETING CDC/ACSM PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES IN ADULTS

AUTHOR(S)
Wallace, Lorraine Silver; Buckworth, Janet
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2002, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p191
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examined characteristics associated with meeting current moderate (e" 5d wk[sup-1]) and vigorous (e"3dwk[sup-1]) CDC/ACSM physical activity recommendations in a sample of 680 adults with a mean age of 27.45�8.2 years. Overall, the mean numbers of days per week for moderate and vigorous activity were lower than the CDC/ACSM guidelines. Being male, perceiving the consequences of inactivity as severe, and greater social support for physical activity from peers and family were associated with greater likelihood of meeting either the moderate or vigourous CDC/ACSM guidelines. Results warrant further investigation to additional behavioral and environmental characteristics associated with physical activity participation.
ACCESSION #
7714089

 

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