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How many steps have you taken today?

med Nutrition wellness How many steps did you take today? Весе) pro-activ АГАПА THN KAPAIA ΣΟΥ Physical activity awareness campaign Hellenic Congress of Nutrition-Dietetics (pilot run) & more than 23 dietitian offices within medNutrition network. AAAAAAAA AAAAAAAA AAAAAAA What about steps counting? It is an easy way to assess physical activity. • Walking is a common way of being physically active. Goal setting can be countable which leads to greater motivation; "I'll take 6000 steps a day" vs "I'll walk more". Each participant received: a pedometer, informational leaflet. • medNutrition portal and weekly newsletter informed about the project. In order to motivate the participants even more, this project was run as a contest. medNutrition wellness books were the gifts for the 1st and 2nd place Results Participants 286 1.093 1.379 Within the Congress Through dietitian offices All in all Within the Congress 2.757.018 steps taken 41.338 steps taken by the first winner Through dietitian offices I 20.847.543 steps taken 75.218 steps taken by the first winner Who took part 35 years old as a mean average 80,4 kg, as a mean average of weight 1.023 356 28,4 women men kg/m2, as a mean average of BMI 51% 86,5% of participants reported medium to high physical activity during the last 3 months is interested in nutrition issues Was it effective? out of .increased their physical activity because of the pedometer. 9 out of 10 were willing to maintain this increase. 7out of 10... .had better adherence to their diet plan because of their involvement in this contest. Double score: Participants increased their physical activity while they decreased their dietary consumption. This energy gap was covered by mobilizing energy stores of the body i.e. fat mass, which eventually led to weight reduction. Moreover, increase in physical activity has health benefits regardless of weight change. Can you increase your physical activity too? • Move around on foot! Walk to the grocery store or to buy your coffee, instead of taking the car. Organise small trekking trips around the city or in the countryside. Walk your dog longer distances. It will make both of you happier! • Take up a hobby which keeps you physically active. • And why not? Buy or download a free pedometer application, it may motivate you further. medNutrition.gr Scientific editing Meladaki Dimitra, Dietitian-Nutritionist, M.Sc. Text editing Karakosta Nektaria, Journalist, M.A. Kalafati Nana, Dietitian-Nutritionist, Ph.D. can Graphic design Drogoudi Sofia, Graphic designer References 1. Arem H, Moore SC, Patel A, Hartge P, Berrington de Gonzalez A, Visvanathan K, Campbell PT, Freedman M, Weiderpass E, Adami HO, Linet MS, Lee IM, Matthews CE. Leisure Time Physical Activity and Mortality: A Detailed Pooled Analysis of the Dose-Response Relationship. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 6. 2. Cayir Y1 Aslan SM, Akturk Z. The effect of pedometer use on physical activity and body weight in obese women. EurJ Sport Sci. 2015 Jun;15(4):351-6. 3. Kahlmeier S, Wijnhoven TM, Alpiger P, Schweizer C, Breda J, Martin BW. National physical activity recommendations: systematic overview and analysis of the situation in European countries. BMC Public Health. 2015 Feb 12;15(1):133. 4. Scolaro KL, Stamm PL, Lloyd KB. Devices for ambulatory and home monitoring of blood pressure, lipids, coagulation, and weight management, part 1. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2005 Sep 1;62(17):1802-12. © medNutrition 2015, All Rights Reserved. Where;

How many steps have you taken today?

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