Do American Adults Know How to Exercise for a Health Benefit?

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Approximately 950,000 Americans die annually from cardiovascular disease. Physical activity is a major risk factor for the development of CVD and a risk factor for stroke. The purpose of this research was to determine whether American adults know how to exercise to achieve health benefits and whether this knowledge is a function of demographics. Items included knowledge of exercise guidelines and knowledge of traditional and non-traditional exercise activities. This information was obtained from 22 questions that were a part of a larger national survey of 2,002 American households. Statistical analyses of this sample, indicate American adults have knowledge which varies ... continued below

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Krzewinski-Malone, Jeanette A. (Jeanette Aileen) December 1998.

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Approximately 950,000 Americans die annually from cardiovascular disease. Physical activity is a major risk factor for the development of CVD and a risk factor for stroke. The purpose of this research was to determine whether American adults know how to exercise to achieve health benefits and whether this knowledge is a function of demographics. Items included knowledge of exercise guidelines and knowledge of traditional and non-traditional exercise activities. This information was obtained from 22 questions that were a part of a larger national survey of 2,002 American households. Statistical analyses of this sample, indicate American adults have knowledge which varies by demographic groups. Data revealed that overall the 61+, Less than High School, African-American, Hispanic-American, and Male groups have the least amount of knowledge about exercise. These data can provide health educators with important aspects of exercise knowledge for future health promotions/interventions.

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Krzewinski-Malone, Jeanette A. (Jeanette Aileen). Do American Adults Know How to Exercise for a Health Benefit?, thesis, December 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278934/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .