A team of American researchers has found that a 12-week, web-based physical activity (PA) intervention appears to improve measures of PA and quality of life (QOL) among adult women. In the study, women aged 18 and older received 12 weekly PA modules and completed surveys on PA, QOL, and readiness for PA at registration. Significant improvements were observed in PA, stage of readiness for PA, BMI, and composite scores for energy and well-being. Among participants who reported no PA at baseline, 54.6% achieved some PA and another 9.1% achieved total compliance with PA guideline recommendations. Overall, guideline compliance increased from 15.8% to 21.4%.
Abstract: American Journal of Cardiology, June 15, 2012.