This study identified and analyzed the influence the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had on the decision of 309 respondents to exercise. The data obtained from the questionaires were analyzed using chi-square to compare males and females. Within the limitations of this study, the following conclusions were justified: women were more influenced by the LDS Church to exercise than men; LDS males and females exercised more than average American adults; walking, jogging, and aerobic dance were the most popular choices of LDS exercisers; and, there is a need to improve the awareness of LDS members concerning the Physical Fitness Awards Program.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Exercise Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Preston, Gary L., "Assessment of Influence that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has on Exercise Habit of Members Living in Utah County" (1987). Theses and Dissertations. 5051.
Exercise, Mormons, Exercise, Utah, Utah County