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ERIC Number: EJ816852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Physical Activity Patterns of Young Women Post-College Graduation
Soliah, LuAnn; Walter, Janelle; Antosh, Deeanna
College Student Journal, v42 n1 p3-14 Mar 2008
Americans need more physical activity in their daily routines. There are numerous physical as well as psychological benefits that can be credited to regular physical activity. The purpose of this research was to examine the physical activity patterns of young women, post-college graduation. The average woman in this study exercised 22 minutes per day; the range was 0 to 90 minutes per day. Only 31% of the women exercised the recommended amount, 30 minutes or more each day. Only 17% of the sample engaged in daily exercise. The data from this study indicated that regular exercise participation was not curative regarding weight control problems. Exercise participation was not associated with any distinctions in actual body weight, desired body weight, or an improved psychological relationship with food compared to the non-exercisers in this sample. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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