November 18, 2005

Understanding the Exercise Patterns of CSB Students

Despite the strong evidence for the health promoting benefits of engaging in regular physical activity, participation rates in the United States have been shown to decrease over the life span with the steepest decline occurring in adolescence and young adulthood. Furthermore, the problem of inactivity appears greater for females as they tend to be less actives then males. This presentation will examine the degree to which CSB students adhered to a regular exercise program over the course of fall semester, 2004. Factors associated with adherence and lack of adherence will also be examined. Through this process of understanding the exercise patterns of CSB students and some of the factors mediating the participation in regular exercise, new insight may be gained as to how to best facilitate exercise adherence in this population.

TRC Boardroom, Main Building, CSB