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Dana K. Voelker and Justine J. Reel

as a form of weight management. Consistent with the strategies reported by male collegiate athletes ( Galli, Petrie, Reel, Greenleaf, & Carter, 2015 ), the male skaters in this study reported muscle-building behaviors, exercise, and dietary restriction as a means of attaining and maintaining the body

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Dana K. Voelker and Justine J. Reel

In this study, the authors examined female competitive figure skaters’ experiences of weight pressure in sport. Perceptions of the ideal skating body; sources of weight pressure; ways that body image, weight-management behaviors, and athletic performance have been affected; and recommendations for improving body image were explored. Aligning with a social constructivist view (Creswell, 2014), data were analyzed using an inductive thematic approach (Braun & Clarke, 2006). Skaters described the ideal skating body in an inflexible fashion with little room for deviation and acceptance of body diversity. Skaters cited their first weightpressure experience between 7 and 14 years of age, which most notably involved coaches, parents, skating partners, and other aspects of the skating culture. These experiences were characterized as promoting body-image concerns, unhealthy weight-management strategies, and interference with the psychological aspects of on-ice performance. Results from this study demonstrate the need to construct and maintain body-positive skating environments.

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Ashley Coker-Cranney and Justine J. Reel

When athletes “uncritically accept” the coaching expectations associated with their sport, negative health consequences (e.g., disordered eating behaviors, clinical eating disorders) may result. The coach’s influence on disordered eating behaviors may be a product of factors related to overconformity to the sport ethic, issues with coach communication regarding recommendations for weight management, and the strength of the coach-athlete relationship. The present study investigated perceived weight-related coach pressure, the coach-athlete relationship, and disordered eating behaviors by surveying 248 female varsity athletes and dancers from four universities. Mediational analysis revealed that the coach-athlete relationship was a partial mediating variable between perceived coach pressures and disordered eating behaviors. Subsequently, strong relationships between coaches and their athletes may reduce the negative impact of perceived weight-related coach pressure on the development or exacerbation of disordered eating behaviors in female collegiate athletes.

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Rachel R. Kleis, Janet E. Simon, Michael Turner, Luzita I. Vela, Abbey C. Thomas and Phillip A. Gribble

overall health of patients. 59 Numerous factors are associated with health status, including diet, weight management, and physical activity, and a negative outcome of one factor is likely to negatively impact another. Therefore, it is crucial to educate the general population, especially those that have

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Arya M. Sharma, Donna L. Goodwin and Janice Causgrove Dunn

factors at play in obesity and weight management. His intention is not to stigmatize but to garner support for publicly supported obesity health care as a form of social justice ( Powers & Faden, 2006 ). What Brought You to Your Interest in Obesity? I have been in academic medicine all my life. I trained

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Clara Teixidor-Batlle, Carles Ventura Vall-llovera, Justine J. Reel and Ana Andrés

eating and other negative weight management behavior. Clinical sport psychologists and performance enhancement consultants who work with Spanish-speaking athletes can benefit from using this tool with male athletes to assess sport-specific pressures and body image concerns and plan culturally appropriate

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Byron Lai, Eunbi Lee, Mayumi Wagatsuma, Georgia Frey, Heidi Stanish, Taeyou Jung and James H. Rimmer

1987 onward All samples <21 years 34 20 [1–120] Weight management and/or weight-related behaviors (i.e., physical activity and/or healthy eating habits) Mockford and Caulton (2008) CP SyR Inception—2007 All samples within 4–20 years 13 16 [8–37] Walking ability, function, and/or strength O’Brien et

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Renee Engeln, Margaret Shavlik and Colleen Daly

with a goal of changing how their body looks, and many may have weight loss as an implicit or explicit goal. However, there is no need for instructors to reinforce this approach to exercise, especially given evidence that body shame actually has a negative impact on weight management and exercise

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Uta Kraus, Sophie Clara Holtmann and Tanja Legenbauer

.1037/0012-1649.38.5.669 Swoap , R.A. , & Murphy , S.M. ( 1995 ). Eating disorders and weight management in athletes . In S.M. Murphy (Ed.), Sport psychology interventions (pp.  307 – 329 ). Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics Publishers . Sykora , C. , Grilo , C.M. , Wilfley , D.E. , & Brownell , K.D. ( 1993