An examination of the relationship between physical activity stage of change and body weight in young men and women

C.B. Woods, N. Mutrie, P. Scott, C. Simpson

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Sixty percent of the Scottish population is not active enough to derive health benefits and approximately 51% are classified as overweight or obese (The Scottish Office Department of Health, 1999: Towards a Healthier Scotland: A White Paper on Health. Edinburgh: Stationery Office). Exercise alone has been shown to be an effective strategy for reducing obesity (Ross et al., 2000: Exercise and Sport Science Reviews, 28, 165-170).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages44
JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • physical activity
  • body weight
  • young men
  • young women
  • health
  • exercise
  • sports science

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