STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare health walks, a community based lay-led walking scheme versus advice only on physical activity and cardiovascular health status in middle aged adults. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial with one year follow up. Physical activity was measured by questionnaire. Other measures included attitudes to exercise, body mass index, cholesterol, aerobic capacity, and blood pressure. SETTING: Primary care and community. PARTICIPANTS: 260 men and women aged 40-70 years, taking...Expand abstract
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Can lay-led walking programmes increase physical activity in middle aged adults? A randomised controlled trial.
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