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An Exploratory Investigation of the Body Image and Health Behavior Transition in Retiring Intercollegiate Athletes

Nick Galli, Skye Shodahl, and Mark P. Otten

personal improvement, high standards of achievement, and frequent attention from others (e.g., fans, media, peers), to the beginning of life as an “ordinary person.” Sport Retirement, Body Image, and Health Behaviors The sport retirement transition is multidimensional, forcing retired athletes to adapt

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Predicting Hawaiian Youth’s Physical Activity and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Behaviors: A 10-Year Cohort Study

Sasha A. Fleary, Robin Mehl, and Claudio Nigg

Today’s youth are predicted to live shorter lives than their parents due to chronic disease risk. 1 , 2 Health behaviors in childhood and adolescence are strongly related to those in adulthood. 3 – 5 Lifestyle behaviors such as low physical activity (PA) and low fruit and vegetable consumption

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Adolescent Weight and Health Behaviors and Their Associations With Individual, Social, and Parental Factors

Kayla M. Baker, Sean Healy, David J. Rice, and Jeanette M. Garcia

, which may lead to a greater awareness of body image and weight-related behaviors, such as dieting, that may actually decrease PA levels. 15 , 16 Although research has shown that having a strong social support system, such as close friends, may help to decrease negative health behaviors, 17 , 18

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Feasibility of Integrating Physical Activity Into Early Education Learning Standards on Preschooler’s Physical Activity Levels

Sofiya Alhassan, Christine W. St. Laurent, Sarah Burkart, Cory J. Greever, and Matthew N. Ahmadi

Obesity-related health behaviors (ORHBs) have been identified as risk factors for increased unhealthy weight gain in preschoolers (2.9–5 y). 1 – 3 ORHBs include low physical activity (PA), obesogenic dietary intake patterns (lower fruit and vegetable consumption, greater consumption of energy

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Life Events, Physical Activity, and Weight Loss Maintenance: Decomposing Mediating and Moderating Effects of Health Behavior

Kara L. Gavin, Julian Wolfson, Mark Pereira, Nancy Sherwood, and Jennifer A. Linde

health outcomes. However, this method also has the potential to offer a unique and innovative way to explore the effects of health behaviors that may act as both mediators and moderators of health outcomes. A 4-way decomposition model to assess mediation and moderation, developed by VanderWeele 21 was

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Assessing Psychosocial Work Environments of Coaches in Spain and Their Relationships With Mental Health, Behavioral-Stress Symptoms, and Burnout

Ingrid Hinojosa-Alcalde, Ana Andrés, Faye F. Didymus, Leanne Norman, and Susanna Soler

workforce reference values, and to explore the relationship between PWE and mental health, behavioral-stress symptoms, and burnout in the coaching setting. Method Participants An intentional sample of 1,685 coaches was invited to participate in the present study. and 1,481 (87.89% participation rate, mean

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Sedentary Behavior in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis: Is the Time Ripe for Targeting a New Health Behavior?

Robert W. Motl and Rachel Bollaert

example of sedentary behavior, is associated with increased risks of morbidity and mortality, independent of physical activity ( Biswas et al., 2015 ). Sedentary behavior reflects a health-behavior target on the other, or nonexercise, end of the activity continuum and a large opportunity for effecting

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Socioeconomic Inequality of Health Behavior Among Japanese Adolescents: A 2-Year Repeated Cross-Sectional Survey

Akira Kyan and Minoru Takakura

situation worsened, it was recognized as a public health concern. 2 Since 2013, Japan’s health policies have tried to correct this situation. 3 In Western countries, disparities by a family or neighborhood’s economic status have been observed in several fundamental health behaviors, such as physical

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Built Environment Associations With Health Behaviors Among Hispanics

Robert Fields, Andrew T. Kaczynski, Melissa Bopp, and Elizabeth Fallon


Few studies of the built environment and physical activity or other health behaviors have examined minority populations specifically. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between the built environment and multiple health behaviors and outcomes among Hispanic adults.


Community partners distributed surveys (n = 189) in 3 communities in southwest Kansas. Logistic regression was used to examine relationships between neighborhood perceptions and 4 outcomes.


Meeting physical activity recommendations was associated with the presence of sidewalks and a safe park, and inversely related to higher crime. Residential density and shops nearby were related to active commuting. Sedentary behavior was inversely related to having a bus stop, bike facilities, safe park, interesting things to look at, and seeing people active. Finally, seeing people active was positively associated with being overweight.


This study suggests that among Hispanics, many built environment variables are related to health behaviors and should be targets for future neighborhood change efforts and research.

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Do Physical Activity, Caloric Intake, and Sleep Vary Together Day to Day? Exploration of Intraindividual Variability in 3 Key Health Behaviors

Stephanie A. Hooker, Laura B. Oswald, Kathryn J. Reid, and Kelly G. Baron

, and mortality. Evidence suggests that sleep is also associated with body composition, with both short and long sleep duration associated with greater likelihood of obesity. 4 Most of the research targeting these health behaviors focuses on the average engagement in behaviors over time. Although