Mall walking as a physical activity option: results of a pilot project.

@article{CulosReed2008MallWA,
  title={Mall walking as a physical activity option: results of a pilot project.},
  author={S Nicole Culos-Reed and Lynette E Stephenson and Patricia K. Doyle-Baker and J. Albert Dickinson},
  journal={Canadian journal on aging = La revue canadienne du vieillissement},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={81-7}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and benefits (fitness and quality of life) of an 8-week mall-walking program. A total of 52 participants ( n = 39 at post-testing) took part in the pilot project (mean age = 66.4; range 46-83 years), with an overall attendance rate of 62.4 per cent. Participants self-selected pace, time, and frequency. Fitness measures, physical activity behaviour, and quality of life were assessed pre- and post-program. Results indicate a significant… CONTINUE READING
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