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Do pedometers motivate people to walk more?

Mutrie, N. and Wright, A.E. and Wilson, R.E. and Gunnyeon, K.A. (2004) Do pedometers motivate people to walk more? Journal of Sports Sciences, 22 (3). p. 254. ISSN 0264-0414

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    Abstract

    Physical activity confers many important health benefits. The 'active living message' recommends that adults should accumulate 30 ruin of moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g. brisk walking) on most--preferably all--days of the week, but the populations of most developed countries are not meeting this target. Walking is one mode of activity that most people can do without skills, equipment, facilities or extra expense and walking has less bias in terms of age, sex and social class than facility-based exercise. Thus we need to investigate interventions that promote walking.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 7881
    Notes: Communications to the Annual Conference of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Sheffield, 3–7 September 2003
    Keywords: pedometers, walking, physical activity, health, Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition , Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health
    Faculty of Education > Applied Arts Education
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 14:43
      Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 18:39
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7881

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