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08 October 2010

Exercise at church to keep healthy

A rather unvoncentional study has found that using faith-based strategies to get older women to exercise may be effective in changing behaviour to improve their health.

Faith-based programmes can help encourage older women to exercise, a new study suggests.

In the intervention group, the participants spent the remaining 45 minutes listening to scripture readings, taking part in group prayer and being encouraged to set exercise goals. The control group participants spent those 45 minutes listening to lectures on non-related topics such as memory loss and identity theft.

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