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10,000 Steps a Day to Decrease Chronic Disease Risk Factors and Increase Aerobic Physical Activity Levels Among Capital Regional District Office Workers in Victoria, BC.

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dc.contributor.author Delaney, Kara
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-30T21:32:08Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-30T21:32:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-04-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4574
dc.description.abstract The mixed method design examined the impact of a 6-week pedometer based 10,000 moderate-vigorous steps a day employee workplace wellness challenge on aerobic fitness, chronic disease markers, and self-reported physical activity. The study used prompts to both educate and facilitate the intervention. Pre and post-test data analyzed self-report physical activity and sedentary time, sub max aerobic walking levels, and anthropometric measures. Participants logged their step count across the intervention and were challenged to increase their steps throughout. Participants were on average unable to achieve the goal step count and thus no statistically significance was found between pre-post tests. Qualitatively, three themes emerged from discussions with participants about their experiences: awareness of physical activity (PA) levels, demands of both work and family, and the frequency and content of the information given as prompts. The combination of prompts and the pedometer created an awareness of PA levels among participants but failed to fully motivate them to hit their target step count. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Workplace en_US
dc.subject Wellness en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject pedometer en_US
dc.subject office worker en_US
dc.subject aerobic en_US
dc.subject physiology en_US
dc.subject health promotion en_US
dc.title 10,000 Steps a Day to Decrease Chronic Disease Risk Factors and Increase Aerobic Physical Activity Levels Among Capital Regional District Office Workers in Victoria, BC. en_US
dc.title.alternative Ten thousand Steps a Day to Decrease Chronic Disease Risk Factors and Increase Aerobic Physical Activity Levels Among Capital Regional District Office Workers in Victoria, BC en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Stuart-Hill, Lynneth A.
dc.degree.department School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0354 en_US


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