In this study the investigators are specifically targeting Latina women because they are more
likely to be inactive and, therefore, are at higher risk for developing chronic conditions
like obesity, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease. Through focus groups and cognitive
interviews with Latinas in the Providence area, the investigators have modified our
print-based intervention, already tested and proven to be effective in English-speaking
communities, to be culturally and linguistically appropriate for the Latina community.
The objective of Seamos Saludables is to determine whether this culturally tailored print
intervention will produce greater increases in physical activity levels among Latina women
than a program focused on general health topics. Participants are randomly assigned to one of
two groups (exercise and general wellness) and attend 4 clinic visits to complete baseline
and follow-up assessments.
The investigators hypothesize that at the end of treatment, intervention participants will
report significantly more minutes of at least moderate intensity physical activity per week
than the wellness contact control participants.