Can individuals meet multiple physical activity and dietary behavior goals?


Journal Article

To examine whether participants with the most behavioral goals to achieve were more likely to meet more goals than those given fewer goals.Eight hundred ten participants were randomly assigned to advice-only, established guidelines for blood pressure control (reduced sodium, increased physical activity), or established guidelines plus the DASH diet (increased fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, reduced fat).At 6 months, 11.7% of Advice-Only, 19.3% of Established, and 44.6% of Established plus DASH met at least 3 goals (P<0.0001). At 18 months, 33.5% of Established plus DASH met at least 3 goals.Those with the most goals to achieve reached the most goals.

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Cited Authors

  • Young, DR; Vollmer, WM; King, AC; Brown, AJ; Stevens, VJ; Elmer, PJ; Craddick, S; Sturtevant, DL; Harsha, DW; Appel, LJ

Published Date

  • May 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 277 - 286

PubMed ID

  • 19063649

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19063649

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1945-7359

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1087-3244


  • eng