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  1. Peterson, Jane Anthony PhD, RN, APRN, FAANP
  2. Ward-Smith, Peggy PhD, RN


The Choose to Move for + (Positive) Living program was implemented to increase physical activity among obese women. A holistic approach was used to promote stage of health behavior change, social support, and quality of life and reduce depression. Within 6 months, physical fitness improved and depressive symptoms decreased.