Eligibility and Participation Requirements
Participants will be 350 African-American women who are overweight or obese as designated by Body Mass Index (BMI).
Eligibility criteria included:
- age 30-65 years of age;
- BMI of 25 or higher;
- sedentary behavior or no current participation in regular physical activity
Measurement will be taken at baseline (pre-test), 3 months post-intervention, and 6 months post-intervention.
The following measures will be taken during each data collection period:
- blood pressure and
- resting heart rate,
- Hip/Waist Ratio,
- blood sugar level,
- blood lipids levels,
- wellness behaviors (nutrition and physical activity),
- psychosocial well-being, and
- demographic information.
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