Choose-to-move+ physical activity program

Jane Peterson, Peggy Ward-Smith


Obesity rates are increasing, resulting in 600 million obese individuals worldwide. Increased physical activity leads to weight reduction in a dose-dependent manner. Social support for physical activity is linked to increased physical activity levels in women. The study purpose was to test the Choose to Move+ physical activity program among 13 obese women. This social support intervention included informational group sessions and physical activities. Within three months, women self-reported a 2.5% increase in time spent in walking and the number of days per week walked. Nurse provided social support may encourage obese women to increase physical activity to improve fitness.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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