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EPRC is a leading institute in Europe for comparative research on public policy, with a particular focus on regional development policies. Spanning 30 European countries, EPRC research programmes have a strong emphasis on applied research and knowledge exchange, including the provision of policy advice to EU institutions and national and sub-national government authorities throughout Europe.

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An examination of the relationship between physical activity stage of change and body weight in young men and women

Woods, C.B. and Mutrie, N. and Scott, P. and Simpson, C. (2002) An examination of the relationship between physical activity stage of change and body weight in young men and women. Journal of Sports Sciences, 20 (1). ISSN 0264-0414

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Abstract

Sixty percent of the Scottish population is not active enough to derive health benefits and approximately 51% are classified as overweight or obese (The Scottish Office Department of Health, 1999: Towards a Healthier Scotland: A White Paper on Health. Edinburgh: Stationery Office). Exercise alone has been shown to be an effective strategy for reducing obesity (Ross et al., 2000: Exercise and Sport Science Reviews, 28, 165-170).