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Kevin Dames

Kevin Dames

Kevin Dames, Kinesiology Department, and collaborators had their paper titled “Impact of Wearable Technology on Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health Outcomes in College Students with Disabilities” published in the Journal of Physical Activity Research. Persons with disabilities face unique barriers to physical activity and consequently have higher rates of heart disease, stroke, obesity, and some forms of cancer. This work attempted to increase physical activity behaviors in college students with disabilities by providing a fitness tracking device and educational sessions. Participants increased daily walking and aerobic fitness. Simple, inexpensive interventions to encourage physical activity in this group may encourage healthy lifestyle choices that decrease risk of chronic disease.