Health Promotion Series

Chicago Tribune Features SAATH Research Study!

Asmita Patel, right, and her daughter Aagna, 13, are part of a study being conducted by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine on how to encourage South Asian women to exercise more.

Chicago Tribune had carried a long feature on SAATH. SAATH is a Multilevel Physical Activity Intervention for South Asian women and adolescent girls. The confluence of immigration, culture, and gender creates distinct barriers to physical activity which in turn leads to CVD risk. Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and MAFS together offer an 18- week Intervention for South Asian mothers with sedentary lifestyles and their daughter’s ages ranging from 11 to 16 years, dyads are being recruited at MAFS. The participants mentioned in the article are the MAFS recruits. The article in the Chicago Tribune states how important is to take time for own health. The participants now understand the importance of staying physically active. After stating the SAATH study they believe that exercising is important for physical and mental health. Ms. Asmita Patel and her daughter Aagna, 13, featured participants recruited by MAFS.

For full article from Chicago Tribune click here. If you know anyone who might be interested in joining the SAATH study can visit SAATH website or call MAFS office on (773) 465-3105.