Folta SC, Lichtenstein AH, Seguin RA, Goldberg JP, Kuder JF, Nelson ME. (2009). The StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts program: reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural sedentary, overweight, and obese midlife and older women. American Journal of Public Health, 99 (7), 1271-1277.
StrongWomen - Healthy Hearts
|Program Title||StrongWomen - Healthy Hearts|
|Purpose||Designed to promote healthy dietary habits and increase physical activity to reduce obesity. (2009)|
|Program Focus||Awareness building and Behavior Modification|
|Population Focus||Overweight/Obese Individuals|
|Topic||Obesity, Diet/Nutrition, Physical Activity|
|Age||Adults (40-65 years), Older Adults (65+ years)|
|Race/Ethnicity||American Indian, White, not of Hispanic or Latino origin|
|Setting||Clinical, Religious establishments, Rural|
|Funded by||This information is not available.|
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- StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts program Web site
- Trained program leader
- Space to conduct the classes (at least 200 square feet)
- Small equipment to complete the cooking exercises
- Compared with the control group, participants in the intervention group had a significant decrease in body weight and BMI (p<.01).
- Compared with the control group, participants in the intervention group had a significant decrease in waist circumference (p<.05).
- Compared with the control group, participants in the intervention group reported significant decreases in intakes of energy (p<.01), cholesterol (p<.001), sweet food and dessert servings (p<.05) per day, carbohydrates (p<.001), and total and saturated fats (p<.05).
- The intervention group participants significantly increased the number of steps taken per day compared with the control group (p<.01).
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