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Body Composition and Physical Activity Maintenance One Year After a 12-Week Exercise Intervention in Women

Abstract Purpose: Exercise interventions often result in less than predicted weight loss or even weight gain in some individuals, with over half of the weight that is lost often being regained within one year. The current study hypothesized that one year following a 12-week supervised exercise intervention, women who continued to exercise regularly but initially gained weight would lose the weight gained, reverting back to baseline with no restoration of set-point, or continue to lose weight if weight was initially lost. Conversely, those who discontinued purposeful exercise at the conclusion of the study were expected to continue to gain or regain weight. Methods: 24 women who completed the initial 12-week exercise intervention (90min/week of super... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Cabbage, Clarissa Marie (Author) / Gaesser, Glenn (Advisor) / Chisum, Jack (Committee member) / Campbell, Kathryn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / body composition / energy compensation / physical activity / vigorous exercise / weight loss
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 87 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Exercise and Wellness 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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