Navigation Links
Extra support helps obese women cycle to and from work
Date:5/5/2009

Increased daily exercise can prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease in obese women, but getting started and maintaining new habits is a challenge. A new study by researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows that extra support and encouragement can help more women to exercise to and from work.

"Physically active transport is probably our best bet for helping populations at risk of heart disease and diabetes to increase physical activity levels, since we have to spend time getting to and from work anyway," says Dr Erik Hemmingsson, who led the study now published online in the International Journal of Obesity.

The study was carried out at the Obesity Unit at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm and lasted 18 months. It involved 120 obese and unfit women between the ages of 30 and 60 with a waist circumference of at least 88 centimetres (34.6 inches). The subjects were randomly assigned to two groups, a control group that focused on walking and an intervention group that focused on cycling.

The control group was given pedometers and attended two two-hour group meetings, at which they were encouraged to walk to and from work to attain a daily step count of 10,000. The cycling group received the same support plus three individual consultations with a physician, who provided each women with a Physical activity on Prescription (PaP) specifically encouraging them to cycle to and from work. They also attended two additional group meetings and were lent a new ladies' bicycle during the 18 months.

The results show that a larger proportion of the women in the intervention group (39%) cycled two kilometres or more per day than the women in the control group (9%).

"Bearing in mind that many of the women in the cycling group hadn't been on a bike since they were children, it was gratifying to see that so many of them actually managed to cycle regularly to work," says Dr Hemmingsso
'/>"/>

Contact: Press Officer Katarina Sternudd
katarina.sternudd@ki.se
46-852-483-895
Karolinska Institutet
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Extra payments to Medicare Advantage plans to total $11.4 billion in 2009
2. Winner of 2009 CURE Magazine Extraordinary Healer Award Announced
3. $89 Million Proposed Class Action Settlement Provides Consumers and Insurers With Money Back for Celebrex and Bextra Purchases and Reimbursements
4. No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer
5. Extra Pounds in Mid-Life Affect Later Mobility
6. KODAK 9000 3D Extraoral Imaging System Earns High Marks From Dental Professionals In Third Party Survey
7. Japan Treats First Extracranial Patients Using CyberKnife Radiosurgery
8. Rubbo Art of Energy Announces the Release of Their Free eBook Extraordinary Breath, to Celebrate the Start of Healthcare Reform
9. Seahorse XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer Wins Best New Product Award for DRUG DISCOVERY at 2009 Molecular Medicine Conference
10. The navel: A single, safe surgical access route for kidney extraction
11. Clinical Evidence Grows in Support of CyberKnife Treatment for Intracranial and Extracranial Tumors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Hands On Mobile ... offers the complete spa experience combining elegant decor, ... the most important ingredient of all, states Marla ... pro's! People will enjoy the get-away feel, without ... website reads, "Step into the spacious, luxurious spa ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Daily Gossip magazine reveals in ... and panic attacks under control with a simple and ... describes this new method as an anxiety recovery ... and overcome general anxiety related disorders. , What ... fact that it can be accessed by users from ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 The ... Nutrition and Pharameuticals. Nutraceuticals is a source of ... ingredients from natural food sources. Nutraceutical ingredients have ... to the human body. Nutraceutical health products include ... fortified foods and more. Although nature is the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Hicksville, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... Organizations throughout the planet has been one of ... in order to create a positive impact around ... aesthetics and staffed with top trained executives and ... millions of people worldwide. Vital statistics demonstrate ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... TX (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... Disruptor Industry, 2009-2019 is a professional and in-depth ... industry. The report firstly reviews the basic information ... manufacturing technology. The report then explores global and ... product specification, capacity, Production value, and market share ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hands On Mobile Massage and Spa of Long Island Now Offers a Spa-on-wheels 2Health News:Panic Away Review Reveals New Natural Remedy for Anxiety Patients 2Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 4Health News:Cradle of Aviation Museum Opens Its Doors to Long Island Scientologists 2Health News:Cell Disruptor Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Cell Disruptor Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Cell Disruptor Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 4
... The earliest known case of coronary artery disease has been ... lived between 1580 and 1550 B.C., and died in her ... scans found that this wasn,t a unique case. About 45 ... an accumulation of plaque in arteries. The findings ...
... a genetic characteristic of metastatic prostate cancer that defines ... published in Cancer Discovery , the newest journal ... debut at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held ... an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and ...
... laboratory and epidemiologic data to find that men using the ... prostate cancer. The scientists say further research about the ... ones that work the same way, to treat the cancer. ... for centuries in folk medicine and for decades to treat ...
... bladder cancer risk and to the length of protective caps ... of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported today at the ... telomeres, guard against chromosomal damage and genomic instability that can ... single point of variation in the genome strongly associated with ...
... use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to ... of twin veterans. The data is being presented Tuesday, April ... Orleans. Depression can heighten the risk for heart disease, ... is separate and independent from depression itself, says first author ...
... hedgehog pathway inhibitor demonstrated efficacy in preventing and treating ... syndrome, a rare inheritable disease, according to Phase II ... held April 2-6. In 1996, Ervin Epstein Jr., ... Institute, and colleagues identified the site of the mutation ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem 2Health News:Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk; holds potential for therapeutic use 2Health News:Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk; holds potential for therapeutic use 3Health News:Genetic variation cuts bladder cancer risk, protects chromosome tips 2Health News:Genetic variation cuts bladder cancer risk, protects chromosome tips 3Health News:Antidepressants linked to thicker arteries 2Health News:New inhibitor prevented lesions, reduced tumor size in basal cell cancer 2Health News:New inhibitor prevented lesions, reduced tumor size in basal cell cancer 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- ChemImage will present a workshop focused on hyperspectral ... Science Society,s 22 nd International Symposium on ... .  Forensic Scientists will be in attendance ... can bring to examination procedures. ... Development at ChemImage, will host a workshop during ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- In part four of a blog series ... a strategic asset, Mary Baxter, MBA, RPh ., ... Innovation Delivery Solutions business, discusses how expanding patient access ... patients. "Every hospital pharmacist knows that filling ... in a value-based healthcare world," Baxter says. "For the ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014  Pacific Medical ... its new website design . The main website, ... that showcases the company,s new services and content relevant ... implementing a new streamlined design, viewers can now better ... for health care practices and create a more visible ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 2Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 4PMDS Announces New Website 2
... Implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) by healthcare providers ... so many reports, the determining factor responsible for this ... reported by USA Today, upfront costs (which include purchasing ... $36,000 per physician. In addition, the learning curve for ...
... N.J., Oct. 30 Novo Nordisk Inc. announced the ... hemophilia(TM) campaign through a rebranded Web site and ... face many daily challenges, and Novo Nordisk is committed ... a lifetime of possibilities. , These new online resources ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Electronic Medical Record System and More 2Electronic Medical Record System and More 3Novo Nordisk is Changing Possibilities in Hemophilia 2Novo Nordisk is Changing Possibilities in Hemophilia 3
Used for stone manipulation and removal in the urinary tract. The hollow shaft allows protected delivery of a laser fiber to an entrapped stone for fragmentation of the stone. Supplied sterile in pee...
... Tipless Design, ZeroTip basket features ... negotiation and close stone approximation., Flexible ... deflection for efficient retrieval of calyceal ... passed through a 3.6Fr working channel, ...
... Tip 12 Inch , 20 inch,PVC, Length ... Available in 3,4,5 6Fr. These top quality ... flexible polymer material and have standard screw ... They are manufactured to the highest standards. ...
Bard Coude-Tip Latex Urethral Catheter, Two Eyes (Tiemann Model)...
Medicine Products: