Physical activity


Automated Phone Counseling Helps Parents of Overweight Children Model and Encourage Appropriate Behaviors, Leading to Meaningful Reduction in Body Mass Index 03/23/09

Parents of overweight children completed a workbook, attended two discussion groups, and received up to 10 recorded, interactive phone messages promoting a healthy diet and physical activity, leading to a marked reduction in their children's body mass index.

Worksite Program Focused on Goal Setting, Additional Support Significantly Increases Level of Physical Activity Among Employees 02/27/09

A worksite intervention consisting of personal and team goal-setting and other employer support significantly increased levels of physical activity.

Team-Administered Protocol Encourages Mobility in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit Patients, Leading to Shorter Length of Stay 01/07/09

A hospital protocol that encourages early mobility by respiratory intensive care unit patients reduced length of stay, both in the intensive care unit and overall.

Nurse-Led Weekly Educational Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors, Lower Body Mass Index 12/02/08

A weekly, hospital-based community program led by nurses that educates children about healthy lifestyle choices related to nutrition and physical activity has led to reductions in body mass index and waist circumference and to increases in physical activity.

Puppetry Theater Production Leads to Desirable Attitudes and Better Decisions Related to Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Elementary School Students 09/10/08

MicheLee Puppets' EXTREME Health Challenge is a live theatrical production that tours elementary schools across Florida to educate students on making positive choices about nutrition and physical activity.

Regular Walking Program With Area Physicians Encourages Physical Activity and Weight Loss 08/29/08

Just Walk!, a free, informal walking program, encourages people to increase their physical activity by attending Saturday morning walks with local physicians and other health care professionals.

Community Referral Liaisons Help Patients Reduce Risky Health Behaviors, Leading to Improvements in Health Status 08/11/08

A community health educator referral liaison receives physician referrals of patients with risky health behaviors; the liaison links patients with community resources, offers counseling and encouragement over the telephone, and provides feedback to the physicians.

Weight Loss Center Aims to Help Rural, Obese Children Improve Mental and Physical Health by Integrating Medical, Psychosocial, and Nutrition Services 08/04/08

The Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for overweight, low-income youth in eastern North Carolina.

Weekly Group Classes Lead to Significant Weight Loss and High Levels of Satisfaction Among Low-Income, Racial and Ethnic Minorities 06/06/08

Health Not Cosmetics is a lifestyle modification program administered by medical students that includes educational classes, group training, and individual sessions; the program targets overweight and obese inner-city residents, many of whom are racial and ethnic minorities living in poverty.

Comprehensive School-Based Program Increases Positive Health Behaviors and Reduces Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Among Mexican-American and Other At-Risk Youth 05/14/08

The Bienestar Health Program is a comprehensive and culturally competent school-based behavior modification program intended to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among Mexican-American and other at-risk youth.


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