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April 9, 2024
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Long Term Recreational Exercise Patterns In Teens And Young Adults

April 9, 2024 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in PLOS ONE looked at long-term recreational exercise patterns in adolescents and young adults. “The study investigates long-term patterns of recreational physical exercise in young Australians during the transition from youth to young adulthood,” Associate Professor Oliver Schubert of the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Medical School told us. “We hoped to get a better understanding how many young people engage in, stick to, or change recommended exercise volumes between the age of 15 and 25. We also hoped to learn more about the factors that make it more likely or unlikely for young people to establish healthy long-term exercise habits.” [More]

May 2, 2023
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Exercise Reduce Suicidal Behaviors?

May 2, 2023 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders looked at the effect of exercise on suicidal ideation and behaviors. “Our study aimed to investigate the effect of exercise on suicidal behaviors (suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide deaths) in those with mental or physical illness,” study author Dr. Nicholas Fabiano told us. “Our secondary objective was to determine if those with mental or physical illness were able to adhere to exercise regimes as people with comorbidities are often perceived not to be adherent to exercise regimes due to the nature of their illness.” [More]

September 6, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Exercise And The Risk of Dementia

September 6, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology looked at physical and mental activity, disease susceptibility, and risk of dementia. “In the present study, we aimed to assess the associations between physical and mental activity and the subsequent risk of dementia,” study author Huan Song told us. “We further hoped to explore whether such associations would differ for individuals with different susceptibility to dementia.” [More]

May 11, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Eating Disorder Symptoms Increased Significantly During The Pandemic According To New Study

May 11, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research looked at changes in body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorder, and exercise addiction symptomatology during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study was a longitudinal study of 319 health club users. “The study was initially about exercise addiction, eating disorders, and body image, but when COVID-19 hit, we changed the scope to see if there were any differences pre vs post the first lockdown in the UK last spring,” lead author Mike Trott told us, [More]

December 27, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Predicting Loneliness with FitBit Data

December 27, 2019 14:55 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A recent study in JMIR found that data from Fitbit and smartphone devices could help identify college students experiencing loneliness. The results suggest “fine-grained behavioral features” from mobile and wearable devices can distinguish between high and low levels of loneliness. Students [More]

March 9, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Exercise and Mental Health....The Missing Link?

March 9, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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The benefits of exercise have been explored for decades. The profit of a holistic approach to psychotherapy that incorporates a physical regime may improve outcomes in mental health treatment (Weir, 2011). Three exercise routines per week, lasting 20-30 minutes in conjunction with psychotherapy and a concurrent medication regime has been associated with enhanced mental health treatment. [More]