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Can Sedentary Behavior Be Made More Active? A Randomized Pilot Study Of Tv Commercial Stepping Versus Walking, Jeremy A. Steeves, David R. Bassett, Eugene C. Fitzhugh, Hollie Raynor, Dixie L. Thompson Aug 2012

Can Sedentary Behavior Be Made More Active? A Randomized Pilot Study Of Tv Commercial Stepping Versus Walking, Jeremy A. Steeves, David R. Bassett, Eugene C. Fitzhugh, Hollie Raynor, Dixie L. Thompson

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Background

There is a growing problem of physical inactivity in America, and approximately a quarter of the population report being completely sedentary during their leisure time. In the U.S., TV viewing is the most common leisure-time activity. Stepping in place during TV commercials (TV Commercial Stepping) could increase physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of incorporating physical activity (PA) into a traditionally sedentary activity, by comparing TV Commercial Stepping during 90 min/d of TV programming to traditional exercise (Walking).

Methods

A randomized controlled pilot study of the impact of 6 months of ...