Author

Kay Brindle

Publication Date

1986

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Parham, Ellen S.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Human and Family Resources

LCSH

Exercise for women||Women--Health and hygiene||Walking

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of net weight change in women based on routine walking. The non-probability sample consisted of 66 women 27 to 76 years of age who were of middle socioeconomic class residing in a small Midwest city. Miles walked were calculated for seven consecutive days and measured by a pedometer. Weight change was determined by weight data obtained approximately 1 year apart. The subjects' net weight change and body mass index were used to categorize them into 3 weight change groups: Desirable, Undesirable, and No Weight change. The total number of miles walked was 2208.5 and ranged from 7.8 to 104.9 miles per week. The Desirable and No Weight changers walked a similar number of miles. The Undesirable Weight changers walked slightly fewer miles. The differences in miles walked by Desirability of Weight Change was not statistically significant by one-way analysis of variance. It is therefore concluded that while a decrease in miles walked per week may tend to cause an undesirable weight change, an increase in the number of miles walked per week will not, by itself, cause a desirable weight change.

Comments

Bibliography: pages 50-51.

Extent

vi, 69 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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