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Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2019, 4(1), 57-61
DOI: 10.12691/jpar-4-1-7
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Positive Impacts of a University Walking Program: A Case Study

Lisa J. Leininger1, , Kevin D. Dames2, Kent J. Adams1, Mike Climstein3 and Mark De Beliso4

1Kinesiology Department, California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, USA

2Kinesiology Department, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY, USA

3School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia; Exercise Health and Performance Faculty Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

4Department of Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT, USA

Pub. Date: January 25, 2019

Cite this paper:
Lisa J. Leininger, Kevin D. Dames, Kent J. Adams, Mike Climstein and Mark De Beliso. Positive Impacts of a University Walking Program: A Case Study. Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2019; 4(1):57-61. doi: 10.12691/jpar-4-1-7


A sedentary lifestyle is a key contributor to chronic disease, and many occupations in our society are sedentary in nature. Therefore, a main focus of workplace health promotion programs is to increase employee physical activity. In addition, workplaces are an ideal arena to deliver health programming, however many organizations face barriers to implementation, such as staffing, budget and time constraints. The purpose of this case study is to present a real world, cost-effective workplace walking program that positively impacted employee health. Feedback will also be provided on challenges encountered in relation to compliance and retention. Finally, practical, and social applications are discussed.

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