UNISTEP (university students exercise and physical activity) study: a pilot study of the effects of accumulating 10,000 steps on health and fitness among university students.

@article{Tully2011UNISTEPS,
  title={UNISTEP (university students exercise and physical activity) study: a pilot study of the effects of accumulating 10,000 steps on health and fitness among university students.},
  author={Mark A. Tully and Margaret Elizabeth Cupples},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={663-7}
}
BACKGROUND Recent public health initiatives have promoted accumulating 10,000 steps per day. Little previous research has evaluated its effects in young adults. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of taking 10,000 steps per day on fitness and cardiovascular risk factors in sedentary university students. METHODS Healthy, sedentary students (mean age 21.16 ± SD 6.17) were randomly allocated to take 10,000 steps per day or to a control group who maintained their habitual activity… CONTINUE READING
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