College-aged women are at risk for developing sedentary lifestyles in the transition years between college and career. In fact, research shows that up to 67% of college-aged women are insufficiently physically active. If women do not develop behavioral skills to increase physical activity during college, it is unlikely they will adopt a physically active lifestyle after entering the workplace.
Health promotion professionals are in a good position to promote physical activity through college-supported wellness centers. Interventions that promote walking are appealing because walking is the most popular physical activity among women. This 4-week, Web-based program give women the tools and motivation (educational modules, goal-setting, a pedometer, etc.) to take the first step to a healthy, active lifestyle.
We encourage you to visit the RTIPs website to view the full program summary and scoring for this program and to download related publications and program materials. We're here to help! If you're considering implementing this program in your community or university setting and have questions about the program components or how best to adapt, implement, and evaluate it for your specific population and setting, please don't hesitate to reach out to Dr. Ornes. Simply post your questions/comments below. We look forward to learning about your experiences in the field and sharing those insights with other R2R community members.