Annelies Goris

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The growing number of people with an inactive lifestyle emphasizes the need for highly persuasive physical activity interventions. Modern technological developments bring great promise for the realization of such large-scale persuasive behavior change interventions because they allow for user tailored interaction. For the effective tailoring of(More)
Activity energy expenditure (AEE) is the component of daily energy expenditure that is mainly influenced by the amount of physical activity (PA) and by the weight of the body displaced. This study aimed at analyzing the effect of weight loss on PA and AEE. The body weight and PA of 66 overweight and obese subjects were measured at baseline and after 12(More)
The growing number of people worldwide living a sedentary life has led to increased efforts into the development of effective physical activity intervention programs. However, many participants of such programs fail to complete the program, and as a result do not attain the desired increase in physical activity. By detecting participants who are at risk of(More)
BACKGROUND Comparisons of objectively measured physical activity (PA) between residents of European countries measured concurrently with the same protocol are lacking. We aimed to compare PA between the seven European countries involved in the Food4Me Study, using accelerometer data collected remotely via the Internet. METHODS Of the 1607 participants(More)
BACKGROUND The high prevalence of physical inactivity worldwide calls for innovative and more effective ways to promote physical activity (PA). There are limited objective data on the effectiveness of Web-based personalized feedback on increasing PA in adults. OBJECTIVE It is hypothesized that providing personalized advice based on PA measured objectively(More)
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