The Effect of Variety on Physical Activity
Increasing physical activity continues to be a challenge among many individuals, particularly those who are overweight. Recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed that individuals who reported engaging in a variety of activities were more likely to meet national physical activity recommendations compared to those who reported no variety. Incorporating a variety of activities into a physical activity program may be a way to increase physical increase physical activity levels.
One method to increase variety in physical activities is to use active videogames. Videogames that use motion sensors allow a gamer to physically perform a variety of activities. Thus, the purpose ot this laboratory-based investigation is to conduct a study to examine the effect of engaging in a greater variety of active videogames on energy expenditure in 30 non-obese, regularly active adults.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||The Effect of Variety on Physical Activity|
- Energy expenditure in a laboratory session when active videogames are played [ Time Frame: End of each session ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Energy Expenditure||
Behavioral: Variety of Active Videogames
Thirty men and women, aged 18- to 35- years, recruited from the local area, with a normal body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 29.9 kg/m, will participate in two experimental sessions, VARIETY and NON-VARIETY, with order of experimental sessions counterbalanced across participants.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01441544
|Contact: Hollie A Raynor, Ph. D||(865) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Tennessee|
|University of Tennessee||Recruiting|
|Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37996|
|Contact: Hollie Raynor, PhD 865-974-6259 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Hollie A Raynor, Ph. D||University of Tennessee|
|Principal Investigator:||Dale Bond, PhD||The Miriam Hospital|