Prescribing Individually Tailored Exercise as a Means of Increasing Health Promotion Among University Faculty, Staff, and Students
The purpose of the study was to develop and monitor an individualized exercise health promotion program for faculty, staff, and students at the College of Health and Social Services (CHSS) at New Mexico State University. It was hypothesized that participants would: 1) increase the number of minutes exercised per week; 2) reduce their body weight and body mass index; and 3) report an increase in their Quality of Life. At pretest, the more participants exercised, the higher they rated their quality of life. These differences were significant. Other results showed a non-significant trend toward an increase in duration of minutes exercised, a decrease in body mass, and an increase in quality of life.