3338.0 Innovative Technological Strategies to Increase Physical Activity

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Decades of research have shown that diet and physical activity have a major impact on CVD, diabetes, and chronic disease risk. Regular physical activity, fitness, and exercise are critically important for the health and well being of people of all ages. Research has demonstrated that virtually all individuals can benefit from regular physical activity, whether they participate in vigorous exercise or some type of moderate health-enhancing physical activity. Even though research has supported the effects of participation in physical activity, the inactivity levels continue to increase. Identifying successful programs that can be replicated in physical activity practice needs to be disseminated. The session will demonstrate possible uses of Innovative interactive technology as potential sources for healthy lifestyle motivation and obesity prevention/treatment. Innovative elements will include internet utility, activity monitoring, and exergaming programs.
Session Objectives: 1. Demonstrate the implementation of innovative strategies that promote engagement in physical activity 2. Describe uses of interactive technology as potential sources for obesity prevention and treatment 3. Discuss outcomes and limitations of interactive methodologies
Sheila Smith, PhD RN

Using the Web to Increase Physical Activity in College Students
Dejan Magoc, PhD, Joe Tomaka, PhD and Amber Bridges-Arzaga, BS
An online community reduces attrition in an Internet-mediated walking program
Caroline R. Richardson, MD, Lorraine Buis, PhD, Adrienne Janney, MSI, David E. Goodrich, EdD, Ananda Sen, PhD, Michael Hess, MSI, Laurie Fortlage, MS, RD, Paul J. Resnick, PhD, Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, PhD, Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH and John D. Piette, PhD
Video voice mapping project: Youth changing communities
Christine Schweidler, MA, MPH, Diana Rodriguez and Alex Rodriguez
Determining the Effectiveness of the Traq3D Interactive Technology-Guided Exercise Program in Treating Childhood Obesity Among African American Youth
Melissa Thomas, PhD, MSPH, MSA, CHES, Joan Rocks, PhD, ATC/L, Ellen Capwell, PhD, CHES, Lynn Esselstein, PhD, RD and Carol Mangone, PhD, CHES
Impact of a game based intervention on physical activity within the college student population
Jeanne D. Johnston, PhD, Anne Massey, PhD, Lee Sheldon, MFA, Rickie Marker-Hoffman and Matthew Hinman

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Organized by: Physical Activity
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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