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The effect of a worksite based walking programme on cardiovascular risk in previously sedentary civil servants
(Biomed Central, 2006)
Background: A significant proportion of Europeans do not meet the recommendations for 30 mins of physical activity 5 times per week. Whether lower frequency, moderate intensity exercise alters cardiovascular disease (CVD) ...
An 8-week randomized controlled trial on the effects of brisk walking, and brisk walking with abdominal electrical muscle stimulation on anthropometric, body composition, and self-perception measures in sedentary adult women
Objectives: The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to examine the effects of an 8-week program of regular brisk walking, regular brisk walking with abdominal electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), and no exercise ...
The effects of 60 minutes of brisk walking per week, accumulated in two different patterns, on cardiovascular risk
Current ACSM guidelines recommend that adults should exercise for 20–60 min on 3–5 daysd week 1 (M.L. Pollock, et al., The recommended quantity and quality of exercise for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory and ...
Acute responses of inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease risk to a single walking session
(Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc., 2005)
Markers of inflammation are emerging as novel indices of cardiovascular risk. These markers have been shown to alter acutely after intense exercise; however, the effects of more moderate intensity exercise in ...
Estimates of the number of people in England who attain or exceed vigorous intensity exercise by walking at 3 mph
Walking is a safe, accessible and low cost activity, amenable to change and known to have great potential to increase physical activity levels in sedentary individuals. The objective of this study is to estimate the ...
150 minutes per week or 30 minutes on 5 days? The effect of brief advice about physical activity recommendations on moderate-to-vigorous activity of inactive adults (Pre-published version)
UK physical activity guidelines are now expressed as a weekly total of 150-minutes rather than the previously used guideline of 30-minutes on most days. This study compares the amount, intensity and pattern of physical ...
Active travel to school and physical activity levels of Irish primary school children
(Human Kinetics Journals, 2011)
The purpose of this study was to (1) determine the physical activity levels of 9–11 year old children, and (2) compare the activity levels of children who commute to school by active and passive modes. 140 children aged ...
Bizzy break! The effect of a classroom-based activity break on in-school physical activity levels of primary school children (Pre-published version)
(Human Kinetics, 2013)
The school has been identified as a key setting to promote physical activity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a classroom-based activity break on in-school step counts of primary school children. ...
Physical activity, ageing and health
(Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), 2014)