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ERIC Number: ED238339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
A University Faculty and Staff Health Fitness Program, University of Montevallo.
Tishler, J. Ward
The effects of a health fitness program for college faculty and staff were studied at the University of Montevallo. The program covered physical fitness, assessment, prescription, training, and health education concerning nutrition and stress management. Six male and three female faculty members and staff participated in the 28-week health fitness program. Their ages ranged from 30 to 60 years, with a mean of 40 years. The control group consisted of 11 males and 5 females. During the fall and spring semesters, faculty and staff participated in individually-prescribed 40-50 minute exercise sessions, 3 days per week. Prescriptions were based on target heart range, type of exercise, amount of work completed, and heart rate recovery at 2- and 5-minute intervals. Short lectures were given on such topics as weight control and exercise cautions. Pre- and post-test measurements showed significant differences favoring the experimental group on all variables except body weight. In addition, subjects noted an improved sense of personal esteem that was conveyed in positive behavior in their personal, professional, and social life. Significant physiological changes were achieved by the participants who commited themselves to an individualized exercise program at least 3 times per week. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: University of Montevallo AL