Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Walking for Heart Health Study

Walking for Heart Health Study

We are seeking eligible women who are 18 years old or older to participate in a 10 week long walking program in Delhi, NY.  This study involves the participant to be screened for eligibility on 5/20/14 in Delhi, NY.  If the individual is selected to partici-pate they should be available on 5/22/14 to receive a free cholesterol screening and walking test.  Each selected participant will also receive a free pedometer to track activity over the course of the 10 weeks.  After the 10 weeks participant outcomes will be measured in a post –test on 7/30 & 7/31.  All pre and post testing will be conduct-ed in Delhi, NY and requires participant availability on those dates.    

Sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County, the Delaware County Rural Healthcare Alliance &  Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing

You are eligible if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
  •  BMI is greater than 24
  •  Systolic blood pressure (BP) less than 160 and diastolic BP less than 100
  •  Current tobacco use or use within the past year
  •  Inactive or sedentary  

You may not be eligible if you have or have had:
  •  Surgery to promote weight loss
  • BMI (body mass index) of 40 or more
  • Systolic BP greater than 161 and diastolic BP greater than 101
  • History of heart attack or heart failure, stroke, or inability to exercise. 

Please contact Libby Marigliano if interested in participating: