Journal article

Variability in adherence to an unsupervised exercise prescription in obese women

RC Colley, AP Hills, TM O'Moore-Sullivan, IJ Hickman, JB Prins, NM Byrne

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To measure adherence to a specific exercise prescription (1500 kcal week(-1)) by objectively quantifying unsupervised exercise energy expenditure (ExEE) in obese women. DESIGN: The 16-week lifestyle intervention consisted of weekly meetings with research staff and promotion of increased ExEE (1500 kcal week(-1)) and a decreased dietary intake (-500 kcal day(-1)). PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-nine obese females (body mass index=36.8+/-5.0 kg m(-2), body fat=49.6+/-3.7%) from a hospital-based lifestyle intervention were included in the analysis. MEASUREMENTS: ExEE was estimated and monitored weekly using heart rate monitoring, and body composition was measured before and after the intervent..

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