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Increasing Athlete Knowledge of Mental Health and Intentions to Seek Help: The State of Mind Ireland (SOMI) Pilot Program

Gavin Breslin, Tandy Haughey, Wesley O’Brien, Laura Caulfield, Alexa Robertson, and Martin Lawlor

Mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community” (World Health Organization; WHO, 2014

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Childhood Depressive Symptoms, Physical Activity and Health Related Fitness

Lois Michaud Tomson, Robert P. Pangrazi, Glenn Friedman, and Ned Hutchison

While research has confirmed a negative relationship between adult depression and physical activity, there is little evidence for children. This study examined the relationship of being classified as physically active or inactive by a parent or a teacher to depressive symptoms in children 8 to 12 years of age (N = 933). It also assessed the relationship of playing sports outside of school, and of meeting health related fitness standards, to symptoms of depression. Relative risk of depressive symptoms for inactive classification was 2.8 to 3.4 times higher than it was for active, 1.3 to 2.4 times higher for children not playing sports outside of school, and 1.5 to 4.0 times higher for those not meeting health related fitness goals.

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Reflections on Developing a Career in Kinesiology and Public Health

Barbara E. Ainsworth

In reflecting on my academic career in kinesiology and public health, I am reminded of the interactions I’ve had with professors, students, friends, and colleagues and of the professional experiences that have defined my career. This paper is autobiographical in that it moves from playing as a

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Predicting Athlete Mental Health Stigma Using the Theory of Reasoned Action Framework

Gavin Breslin, Stephen Shannon, Kyle Ferguson, Shauna Devlin, Tandy Haughey, and Garry Prentice

The World Health Organisation ( WHO, 2014 ) define mental health as more than just the absence of mental illness, and refers to “a state of well-being in which each individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is

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The Civilized Bodies of Middle-Aged Women: A Qualitative Study of Participation in an Exercise Intervention in Denmark

Maria Hybholt

Embedded within Western society, medicalization of the body has contributed to a dominant biomedical view of the aging body as declining ( Guellette, 1997 ; Powell & Longino, 2001 ; Williams, 2003 ). This view involves “global anxieties about the costs associated with health and social care

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Profiling Hormonal Contraceptive Use and Perceived Impact on Training and Performance in a Global Sample of Women Rugby Players

Natalie Brown, Olga Roldan-Reoyo, Genevieve K.R. Williams, Anna Stodter, Izzy S. Moore, Kelly A. Mackintosh, Melitta A. McNarry, and Elisabeth M.P. Williams

East. This underscores the significance of cultural nuances and their impact on player health, well-being, and performance. Nonetheless, it is also crucial to recognize that each athlete is unique and has multifaceted values, 26 so individual player conversations and culturally sensitive

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“Fueling the Games”: Energy Drink Consumption, Marketing, and the Associated Perceptions and Behaviors in Video Gaming

Dana Roscoe, Haozhou Pu, Diana Cuy Castellanos, and Jennifer Dalton

Energy drinks have become a staple in the diets of many adolescents and adults. The energy drink market size was valued at USD $35.96 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD $65.53 billion in 2028 ( Fernandes, 2022 ). According to the National Institute of Health, energy drinks are the most

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Quantifying Lumbar Movement Patterns of Allied Health Professionals in an Australian Health Care Facility

Georde Vuillermin, Kelly-Ann Bowles, Ross Iles, and Cylie Williams

Low back pain (LBP) is widely recognized as one of the most common and debilitating health problems worldwide. 1 People working across health professions are at an increased risk for the development of LBP and related absenteeism. 2 Estimates of the lifetime prevalence of LBP are as high as 90

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“I Hear the Music and My Spirits Lift!” Pleasure and Ballroom Dancing for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Sarah R. Chipperfield and Paul Bissell

older adults ( Briggs et al., 2016 ; World Health Organization, 2021 ). Approximately 65% of older adults aged 65–85 years live with at least two long-term health conditions (Barnett et al., 2012, cited by Wolff et al., 2014 ), with musculoskeletal conditions commonly coexisting with mental health

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Erratum. Science has no Borders, so Should Scientific Publishing: A Position Statement from the Journal of Physical Activity and Health

Journal of Physical Activity & Health

TO OUR READERS: An error appeared in the following article: Ding D, Carson V, Hunter, RF, et al. Science has no borders, so should scientific publishing: a position statement from the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. J Phys Act Health . 2022;19:809–810. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2022