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Understanding the Effect Of a Calorie-restricted Diet And Exercise on Self-image And Quality of Life In Midlife Women

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The goal of the study was to identify the effect of a calorie-restricted diet combined with exercise on self-classified weight, body satisfaction, and quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction (Q-LES). Thirty-four participants reported data prior to and after a 12-week intervention program. The participants were women, with an average age of 51.53 years (ranging from 40–64 years old), with 50% being overweight and 50% obese. The intervention showed a positive effect on participants' selfclassified weight, body satisfaction, and Q-LES. Calorie-restricted intake plus exercise should be a recommended lifestyle choice for this targeted group of women.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor Department of Human Sciences and Design Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences Baylor University Waco, TX 2: Assistant Professor Exercise Science Department Natural Sciences Division Lyon College Batesville, AR 3: Department of Health, Human Performances and Recreation Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences Baylor University Waco, TX

Publication date: June 1, 2022

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