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Table 3 Start to Run group: changes in physical activity after six weeks

From: Effectiveness of Start to Run, a 6-week training program for novice runners, on increasing health-enhancing physical activity: a controlled study

Outcome measures Start to Run group (n=123)
  Baseline After six weeks Pa
Dutch physical activity guidelines (%)    
  Compliance with DNHPA 43.9 74.8 <0.0001*
  Compliance with Fit-norm 53.7 87.0 <0.0001*
  Compliance with Combi-norm 57.7 91.1 <0.0001*
Physical activity by intensity, mean ± SD (min/week)    
  Light-intensity activities 1827 ± 1192 1423 ± 1296 0.002*
  Moderate-intensity activities 209 ± 462 163 ± 253 0.21
  Vigorous-intensity activities 200 ± 205 410 ± 298 <0.0001*
Physical activity by domain, mean ± SD (min/week)    
  Commuting activities 70 ± 110 98 ± 155 0.01*
  Leisure-time activities 240 ± 268 301 ± 343 0.02*
  Sports activities 101 ± 143 243 ± 173 <0.0001*
  Household activities 563 ± 759 614 ± 887 0.43
  Activities at work and school 1293 ± 940 792 ± 794 <0.0001*
Total time spent in physical activity, mean ± SD (min/week) 2237 ± 1183 1996 ± 1451 0.08
  1. aP-value for difference in physical activity within the Start to Run group.
  2. *Significant (p<0.05) change in physical activity after six weeks within the Start to Run group.