Physical activity, weight, and waist circumference in midlife women.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

During midlife years, women are at risk of increasing body weight and waist circumference. We evaluated changes in weight and waist circumference from enrollment to 2 years later and examined the influence of physical activity level on those changes among 232 women aged between 40 and 50. Weight increased significantly for the entire sample. Those who increased their physical activity from enrollment to 2 years later had the smallest increase in weight and had a slight decrease in waist circumference. To maintain ideal weight and waist circumference, midlife women should be encouraged to increase physical activity before and during the menopausal transition.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Choi, J; Guiterrez, Y; Gilliss, C; Lee, KA

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1086 - 1095

PubMed ID

  • 23153345

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3563258

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399332.2012.673658


  • eng