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Table 2 Physical activity and anthropometric characteristics of TV Commercial Stepping (n = 29) and Walking (n = 29) participants, data are mean ± SD

From: Can sedentary behavior be made more active? A randomized pilot study of TV commercial stepping versus walking

Variable Group Baseline 3 mo 6 mo
Total Steps (steps/day) TV Stepping Walking 4611 ± 1553 4909 ± 1335 8078 ± 2306* 7562 ± 1901* 7605 ± 2471* 7865 ± 1939*
PA goals met (days/week) TV Stepping Walking 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 4.2 ± 1.9* 4.3 ± 2.1* 4.3 ± 2.0* 4.4 ± 2.1*
TV Time (hr/day) TV Stepping Walking 4.2 ± 1.5 4.1 ± 2.0 3.5 ± 2.1*a 3.1 ± 1.7*a 3.0 ± 1.5* 2.7 ± 1.4*
Total energy intake (kcals/day) TV Stepping Walking 1971.7 ± 642.5 2071.6 ± 528.7 1700.9 ± 500.3* 1725.8 ± 459.1* 1623.8 ± 386.5* 1717.4 ± 465.2*
TV-related energy intake (kcals/day) TV Stepping Walking 643.3 ± 399.7 808.8 ± 455.1 367.5 ± 301.6* 459.9 ± 492.8* 360.7 ± 330.0* 292.2 ± 278.7*
Total percent energy from fat (%) TV Stepping Walking 37.7 ± 6.9 35.7 ± 6.8 34.1 ± 6.7 36.7 ± 8.7 34.9 ± 7.0 36.7 ± 6.4
TV-related percent energy from fat (%) TV Stepping Walking 36.9 ± 13.8 39.3 ± 13.5 23.5 ± 17.6* 31.9 ± 18.1* 27.0 ± 18.0* 30.3 ± 17.9*
Weight (kg) TV Stepping Walking 94.3 ± 17.5 93.3 ± 14.9 94.6 ± 17.8 93.6 ± 15.4 93.6 ± 17.7 92.9 ± 14.9
BMI (kg·m-2) TV Stepping Walking 34.2 ± 5.5 32.8 ± 3.9 34.3 ± 6.0 33.0 ± 4.1 34.0 ± 6.2 32.7 ± 4.0
Percent body fat (%) TV Stepping Walking 42.4 ± 6.9 41.3 ± 6.3 42.8 ± 6.5a 41.3 ± 6.7a 41.8 ± 7.2 40.4 ± 6.8
Waist Circum. (cm) TV Stepping Walking 105.4 ± 13.6 102.3 ± 8.1 103.4 ± 12.3 101.2 ± 8.3 102.9 ± 12.4b 100.7 ± 8.0b
Hip Circum. (cm) TV Stepping Walking 121.6 ± 12.3 118.9 ± 9.7 119.8 ± 12.4* 118.0 ± 9.6* 119.7 ± 12.5* 117.7 ± 9.6*
  1. * 3 and 6 mo significantly different from baseline; a 6 mo significantly different from 3 mo; b 6 mo significantly different from baseline (P < 0.05) Circum. = circumference, PA = physical activity. There were no significant group differences.
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