Grantee Research

Mother-Daughter Exercise Program Improves Latina Girls’ Activity, Weight

Dr. Norma Olvera, University of Houston

“From Mothers to Daughters: A Physical Activity Dosage Intervention to Impact Adiposity”

This Salud America! pilot research project assesses the immediate and long-term impact the Behavior Opportunities Uniting in Nutrition, Counseling, and Exercise (BOUNCE) program has on indicators of adiposity, or obesity: body mass index (BMI), weight, waist circumference and body fat percentage. The study also assessed the impact of the program on minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among overweight Latina girls. Mother-daughter pairs enrolled in BOUNCE participated in a four-week healthy lifestyle summer program, followed by a 12-week, family-based aerobic program and four monthly peer-led sessions.

Research Category: Latino Communities