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Effects of Aquatic Exercise and Walking in Sedentary Obese Women Undergoing a Behavioral Weight-Loss Intervention

  title={Effects of Aquatic Exercise and Walking in Sedentary Obese Women Undergoing a Behavioral Weight-Loss Intervention},
  author={Elizabeth F. Nagle and Robert J. Robertson and Amy D. Otto and Julie R. Ranalli and Laurel B. Chiapetta},
Background: The effects of the non-weight-bearing method of aquatic exercise as a modality for weight loss have not been established. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a combined aquatic-exercise and walking program compared with walking alone on body weight and selected variables in obese women undergoing a 16-week standard behavioral treatment program. Methods: Forty-four obese (body-mass index 34.9 ± 3.8 kg/m) sedentary women age 40.3 ± 6.8 years were randomly assigned… 

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