Effects of resistance training on depression and cardiovascular disease risk in black men: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial
This study will be the first randomized controlled trial to test the effects of RT on depression and cardiovascular health in a sample of depressed Black men.Method/Design: Fifty Black men with clinically significant symptoms of depression will be randomized to either (a) a 12-week RT or (b) an attention-control group. Behavioral Activation techniques will be used to support adherence to home-based RT goals. Both groups will meet on-site twice/week during the 12-week program, and follow-up assessments will occur at the end-of-treatment and 3 months post-treatment. Qualitative interviews will be conducted after the 3-month ...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - September 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The effect of high-intensity interval training on inhibitory control in adolescents hospitalized for a mental illness
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Jacqueline S. Lee, Addo Boafo, Stephanie Greenham, Patricia E. LongmuirAbstractIntroductionInhibitory control is essential for treatment of, and recovery from mental illness. An acute bout of exercise has been shown to improve inhibitory control in healthy adolescents.PurposeThe primary goal was to examine the effect of an acute bout of high-intensity interval training on inhibitory control immediately, and 30 min post-exercise in adolescents hospitalized for a mental illness.MethodsParticipants were recruited at the...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - September 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

It's more than just a referral: Development of an evidence-informed exercise and depression toolkit
ConclusionsThese recommendations have resulted in the development of the ‘Exercise and Depression Toolkit’. This toolkit is a resource for health care providers, adults with depression, and exercise professionals to help exercise become an accessible treatment option for the many Canadians living with depression. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - September 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Objectively measured sedentary time and mental and cognitive health: Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations in The Rotterdam Study
ConclusionsNo support was found for an association between actigraphically measured sedentary time and mental health or cognition. All observed associations were explained by confounders, in particular, disability, occupational status and smoking. The previously reported association between sitting time and mental health might reflect residual confounding, bias of subjective measures, or the social context of sedentary behavior. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - August 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Engaging youth with major depression in an exercise intervention with motivational interviewing
ConclusionEarly MI based interventions increase exercise readiness and enhance self-efficacy, which may promote increased engagement and exercise adherence. Integrating MI as a prelude to exercise intervention shows promise as an effective engagement and treatment strategy among youth with MDD. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - August 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Frequent physical exercise is associated with better ability to regulate negative emotions in adult women: The electrophysiological evidence
Publication date: Available online 22 July 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Tomasz S. Ligeza, Patrycja Kałamała, Olga Tarnawczyk, Marcin Maciejczyk, Miroslaw WyczesanyAbstractThe study aimed to investigate the relationship between the frequency of physical exercise and the ability to control negative emotions in adult women. On the basis of the pre-screening, 26 frequently active and 26 infrequently active young adult women (mean age = 22.9, and 23, respectively) were invited to participate in the study. We assessed their ability to control negative emotions using behavioral and electrophysio...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Effects of acute physical activity on NIH toolbox-measured cognitive functions among children in authentic education settings
ConclusionsResults did not substantiate a dose-response link between PA intensity and selected measures of cognitive function. More research is needed to investigate the potentially nuanced effects of short bouts of PA on cognitive functioning in children. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - June 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

‘Think Football’: Exploring a football for mental health initiative delivered in the community through the lens of personal and social recovery
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Adam Benkwitz, Laura C. HealyAbstractThe practice and discourse of mental health recovery is evolving, with increasing appreciation given to personal recovery and now social recovery. It therefore follows that we need initiatives that enhance levels of social capital, positive social identities and social inclusion within the community, not just within mental health services. These initiatives must bring people together in ways that allow them to feel that they have ownership of any new social infrastructures and use evidenc...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 16Author(s): (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Reviewer Acknowledgement 2018
Publication date: March 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 16Author(s): (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Physical activity during early pregnancy and antenatal depression: A prospective cohort study
ConclusionsBeing active at work during early pregnancy may reduce antenatal depressive symptoms for Chinese women. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Movement and mental health: Behavioral correlates of anxiety and depression among children of 6–17 years old in the U.S.
ConclusionSome physical activity or organized extracurricular activity participation are associated with decreased odds of experiencing anxiety among children and adolescents, and depression among adolescents. Meeting all three 24-h movement guidelines was associated with lower ORs for anxiety for children and adolescents and depression among adolescents. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - May 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Moving away from depression: Physical activity changes in patients undergoing r-TMS for major depressive disorder
ConclusionResponders’ LPA significantly increased in comparison to non-responders receiving r-TMS for major depression disorder. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - April 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

High intensity resistance training improves sleep quality and anxiety in individuals who screen positive for posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized controlled feasibility trial
Publication date: Available online 12 April 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): James W. Whitworth, Sanaz Nosrat, Nicholas J. SantaBarbara, Joseph T. CiccoloAbstractPurposePosttraumatic stress is disorder (PTSD) is a disabling psychological condition that often causes chronic sleep issues. Exercise has beneficial effects on sleep in healthy individuals. However, little is known about the effects exercise on sleep in individuals with PTSD. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of a resistance training intervention on sleep quality, PTSD, anxiety and depression symptoms in indivi...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

What comes first, negative emotions, positive emotions, or moderate-to-vigorous physical activity?
ConclusionsResults indicated that both negative and positive emotions precede rather than follow MVPA engagement. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - March 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Effect of physical activity on depression symptoms and perceived stress in Latinas: A mediation analysis
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Andrea S. Mendoza-Vasconez, Becky Marquez, Sarah Linke, Elva M. Arredondo, Bess H. Marcus (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - March 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

“Football is pure enjoyment”: An exploration of the behaviour change processes which facilitate engagement in football for people with mental health problems
ConclusionApplication of ART to the understanding of football experiences has provided a novel exploration of the processes involved in engaging individuals in football. This has important implications for intervention design; the focus should be on providing pleasurable experiences and fostering appropriate self-control strategies. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - March 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Can physical activity help explain the gender gap in adolescent mental health? A cross-sectional exploration
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2019Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Amber J. Halliday, Margaret L. Kern, Deborah A. TurnbullAbstractStudies find that physical activity (PA) links with mental health, females engage in less PA than males, and females have worse mental health than males. Less attention has been paid to the intersection of PA, mental health, and gender. Might PA explain links between gender and mental health in adolescence? Or does the mental health benefit of PA depend on gender? In addition, while PA correlates with better mental health overall, PA may be more beneficial ...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - February 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Health care professionals’ perspectives on physical activity within the Ugandan mental health care system
ConclusionDespite the high level of understanding of PA among health care professionals, PA promotion largely depends on implementation of strategies to deal with community and health systems barriers. Although patients need to be empowered to deal with their individual barriers, greater support and action is needed by policy makers. Public health programs should support PA through community engagement and social re-integration programs. The government should promote a holistic mental health care perspective and provide adequate infrastructural and human resources to support PA in the existing primary and mental health car...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - February 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Physical activity and depression, anxiety, and self-esteem in children and youth: An umbrella systematic review
ConclusionsPA appears to be an effective intervention for reducing depression/depressive symptoms and improving physical self-perceptions, although additional high-quality research and moderator analyses are needed to determine what type of PA interventions may result in better mental health outcomes for children and youth. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

To what extent does physical activity explain the associations between neighborhood environment and depressive symptoms in older adults living in an asian metropolis?
ConclusionsUltra-dense, well-connected, pedestrian-friendly, destination-rich neighborhoods may contribute to lowering the risk of depressive symptoms in Hong Kong older adults by enabling them to frequently walk to local destinations of daily living and, thus, maintain their independence and bond with the community. These potential pathways of influence appear to be particularly important for older adults living alone. Future studies need to identify mechanisms other than PA that contribute to unexplained environment-depression relationships. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - December 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Exercise anxiety: A qualitative analysis of the barriers, facilitators, and psychological processes underlying exercise participation for people with anxiety-related disorders
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Julia E. Mason, Y.Nichole Faller, Daniel M. LeBouthillier, Gordon J.G. AsmundsonAbstractA strong body of empirical evidence demonstrates the anxiolytic effects of exercise; however, translating these findings into an effective mental health promotion strategy for people with anxiety-related disorders (ARDs) may prove challenging as people with ARDs tend to report lower levels of participation in physical activity, including exercise. To overcome this barrier, research is needed to understand the psychological processes ...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: October 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 15Author(s): (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Physical activity and brain structure, brain function, and cognition in children and youth: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Discussion.PA is unlikely to harm brain health in children and youth and may confer some benefits. More research is needed to examine the relationship between PA and brain structure and function. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Physical activity in secure settings: A scoping review of methods, theory and practise
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Eva Rogers, Florence-Emilie Kinnafick, Anthony PapathomasAbstractEvidence suggests that individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) engage in considerably less exercise and significantly more sedentary behaviour than the general population. It has been suggested that inactivity is likely to be exacerbated in secure services. The purpose of this scoping review was to explore and synthesise the existing literature with a view to facilitate discussion on methods, theory and practise used in current studies investigating e...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - November 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Exercising with anxiety: A qualitative analysis of the barriers, facilitators, and psychological processes underlying exercise participation for people with anxiety-related disorders
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Julia E. Mason, Y.Nichole Faller, Daniel M. LeBouthillier, Gordon J.G. AsmundsonAbstractA strong body of empirical evidence demonstrates the anxiolytic effects of exercise; however, translating these findings into an effective mental health promotion strategy for people with anxiety-related disorders (ARDs) may prove challenging as people with ARDs tend to report lower levels of participation in physical activity, including exercise. To overcome this barrier, research is needed to understand the psychological processes ...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - November 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Health benefits, safety and cost of physical activity interventions for mental health conditions: A meta-review to inform translation efforts
ConclusionsThe research agenda must expand to report on outcomes that can support evidence translation efforts (i.e. cost and adverse events). Without such a shift, research in PA and mental health may fail to achieve translation to routine care and may have limited impact on patient outcomes. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - November 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators to health care providers’ promotion of physical activity for individuals with mental illness: A scoping review
ConclusionsEducation and training that incorporates behaviour change techniques for health care providers are needed to address the identified barriers and to facilitate implementation of clinical guidelines into practice. Greater integration of PA promotion within mental health care will likely require broader systemic change. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - November 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Does manipulation of arterial shear stress enhance cerebrovascular function and cognition in the aging brain? Design, rationale and recruitment for the Preventia randomised clinical trial
DiscussionWater-based versus land-based exercise elicit different haemodynamic responses and, consequently, distinct patterns of shear stress in arteries, including those supplying the brain. If the exercise programs prove beneficial, this will inform future strategies for the prevention of cerebrovascular decline in the ageing ‘healthy’ population. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Improved psychosocial functioning and quality of life in inpatients with severe mental illness receiving a multidisciplinary lifestyle enhancing treatment. The MULTI study II
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Jeroen Deenik, Diederik E. Tenback, Erwin C.P.M. Tak, Ingrid J.M. Hendriksen, Peter N. van HartenAbstractPatients hospitalised with severe mental illness (SMI) have poor physical health. Recently, a multidisciplinary lifestyle enhancing treatment for inpatients with SMI (MULTI) was implemented after which improvements of physical health were observed in the longer term. As part of a comprehensive evaluation of MULTI, we aimed to additionally analyse changes in perceived psychosocial functioning and quality of life after ...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - October 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Examining the barriers to physical activity between active and inactive people with severe mental illness in Ireland
We examined the difference between outpatients with SMI that meet and do not meet physical activity guidelines in relation to barriers to physical activity in domain areas that are theoretically-informed from determinant areas of physical activity behaviour change. We aimed to identify clinical and demographic variables of less active people with SMI and domains where less active people with SMI have heightened barriers to physical activity.MethodsA self-report survey comprised of clinical and demographic variables, a brief 3-item measure of physical activity (3Q), and the Determinants of Physical Activity Questionnaire (D...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Qualitative evaluation of a football intervention for people with mental health problems in the north east of London
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Bettina Friedrich, Oliver John MasonAbstractIn recent years, football has seen increasing popularity as an adjunct intervention for people with mental health problems, aiming at improving their physical and emotional health as well as fostering their social inclusion and integration. Previous quantitative and qualitative studies have shown that football interventions can contribute to emotional and physical recovery as well as offer a context for people to connect to others and foster social skills.In the present study, ...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The physical literacy of children with behavioural and emotional mental health disorders: A scoping review
ConclusionBroadly, children with MHDs have lower physical literacy than children without MHDs so may require greater levels of support and tailored evidence based-interventions to become physically literate. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - October 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Implicit attitudes towards exercise and physical activity behaviour among in-patients with psychiatric disorders
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Markus Gerber, Janine Ehrbar, Ralf Brand, Franziska Antoniewicz, Serge Brand, Flora Colledge, Lars Donath, Stephan T. Egger, Martin Hatzinger, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Christian Imboden, Nina Schweinfurth, Stefan Vetter, Sebastian LudygaAbstractThe current body of evidence suggests that in healthy participants, implicit attitudes towards physical activity explain variance in exercise behaviour beyond explicit cognitive processes. However, such relationships have not been examined in psychiatric patients, although this ma...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Intervention effects and mediators of well-being in a school-based physical activity program for adolescents: The ‘Resistance Training for Teens’ cluster RCT
ConclusionOverall, Resistance Training for Teens did not improve adolescents' self-esteem or subjective well-being. However, our mediation findings lend support to resistance training self-efficacy as a mechanism explaining the positive effect of resistance training on self-esteem. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - August 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The impact of an exercise program as a treatment for gambling disorder: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical ActivityAuthor(s): Ana Claudia Penna, Hyoun S. Kim, Antonio Marcelo Cabrita de Brito, Hermano TavaresAbstractPhysical activity has been shown to lead to an array of improvements in physical and psychological functioning. It is unknown, however, whether an exercise program may have utility as a standalone treatment of gambling disorder due to the paucity of studies, small sample sizes and lack of control groups. The aim of the present research was to address these empirical gaps by conducting a randomized controlled trial testing the effects o...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Associations between physical activity, positive affect, and self-regulation during preschoolers' everyday lives
ConclusionsEngaging in more MVPA than usual on a given day was positively associated with preschoolers' daily positive affect, which was associated with higher daily self-regulation levels. Whereas physical activity seems to have short-term associations on a daily basis, positive affect seems to facilitate children's self-regulation skills both intra- and inter-individually. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Greater variability in daily physical activity is associated with poorer mental health profiles among obese adults
This study employed a novel two-stage data analysis approach using the standalone program MIXWILD. The first-stage model partitioned mean level as well as between-subject and within-subject variances in daily PA by estimating a random location (subject-level mean) and a random scale (subject-level variability) for daily PA. In the second-stage, these random subject effects for daily PA along with their interactions with BMI were used as predictors for subject-level mental health outcomes. Associations between subject-level variability in daily PA and mental health outcomes significantly differed depending on adults’ ...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Smartphone-based passive assessment of mobility in depression: Challenges and opportunities
Publication date: March 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 14Author(s): Brenna N. Renn, Abhishek Pratap, David C. Atkins, Sean D. Mooney, Patricia A. AreánAbstractAdvances in technology have ushered in exciting potential for smartphone sensors to inform mental health care. This commentary addresses the practical challenges of collecting smartphone-based physical activity data. Using data (N = 353) from a large scale, fully remote randomized clinical trial for depression, we discuss findings and limitations associated with using passively collected mobility data to make inferences about depre...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The associations of self-reported physical fitness and physical activity with sleep quality in young adults: A population-based study
ConclusionOur results show that “lower” levels of physical fitness and “insufficient” physical activity are associated with “poor” sleep quality in a large sample of young adults. Thus, special policies and strategies that enhance physical fitness and physical activity as protective factors are warranted. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 14Author(s): (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of exercise on psychosocial outcomes in adults with obesity: A call for more research
ConclusionsCurrent evidence does not suggest exercise is successful in significantly enhancing psychosocial health in adults with obesity. Limitations associated with the reviewed studies could have biased the results toward a lack of effect. Additional high-quality RCTs are needed to improve evidence-based knowledge. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The association of physical activity with depression and stress among post-secondary school students: A systematic review
Publication date: March 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 14Author(s): Shilpa Dogra, Lindsey MacIntosh, Carley O'Neill, Chelsea D'Silva, Heather Shearer, Kathy Smith, Pierre CôtéAbstractThe purpose of this review was to synthesize evidence on the associations of physical activity, sedentary time, and fitness with stress, depression, and anxiety in post-secondary students. We conducted a systematic review of the literature and searched four databases from 2000 to 2016. In total, 1942 articles were screened, 22 were critically appraised, and five had low or moderate risk of bias; all were c...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Autonomy support, light physical activity and psychological well-being in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A cross-sectional study
ConclusionsImportant other autonomy support for physical activity may hold positive consequences for LPA engagement and related psychological well-being in RA, independent of the negative effects of lower-limb functional disability. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The relationships between off-job physical activity and vigor at work across time: Testing for reciprocity
Publication date: March 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 14Author(s): S. Isoard-Gautheur, S. Scotto-di-Luzio, C. Ginoux, P. SarrazinAbstractPurpose of the studyThe main objective of the present study was to examine the reciprocal relationships between off-job moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and vigor at work.Method128 workers (60% females) from different companies, with a mean age of 39.40 years old, comprising lower supervisory and technical employees, intermediate occupations and professional and managerial workers, completed a questionnaire twice with an interval of two months, compr...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Psychosocial health is associated with objectively assessed sedentary time and light intensity physical activity among lung cancer survivors
ConclusionsSedentary time and light intensity physical activity were significantly associated with some psychosocial health outcomes. Reducing sedentary time and increasing light intensity physical activity may be a more appropriate recommendation for many lung cancer survivors given their older age, poorer functional status, and reduced pulmonary capacity. (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Meeting 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth and associations with psychological well-being among South Korean adolescents
Publication date: March 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 14Author(s): Eun-Young Lee, John C. Spence, Mark S. Tremblay, Valerie Carson (Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity)
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A single bout of either sprint interval training or moderate intensity continuous training reduces anxiety sensitivity: A randomized controlled trial
We examined the effects of a single session of either SIT or MICT on AS, distress tolerance (DT), and intolerance of uncertainty (IU). A total of 56 participants were randomized into either a 50-min MICT group, a 10-min SIT group, or a waitlist control group. AS, DT, and IU were measured at baseline, post-exercise session, and at 3-day and 7-day follow-ups. Both exercise groups experienced similar reductions in AS; however, these changes appeared attributable to reductions across different AS dimensions. Specifically, significant reductions in the AS Physical Concerns were noted in the SIT group whereas the MICT group expe...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The longitudinal association between the context of physical activity and mental health in early adulthood
This study examined the associations between the context in which physical activity (PA) is undertaken (team sports, informal group, individual PA), and each of positive mental health, anxiety symptoms and depressive symptoms. It also investigated whether social connectedness or PA volume mediate these associations. A total of 460 students (62.4% female; mean age at baseline = 18.5, SD 2.6) completed questionnaires at baseline and at follow-up 6 months later. Multivariate linear regression was used to model the associations between PA context at baseline and each outcome at follow-up controlling for sex, age, perceived...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Sleep quality in patients with schizophrenia: The relevance of physical activity
Publication date: March 2018Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Volume 14Author(s): Raquel Costa, Tânia Bastos, Michel Probst, André Seabra, Estela Vilhena, Rui CorredeiraAbstractPatients with schizophrenia experience poor sleep quality that affects their physical and mental health. In the general population, physical activity (PA) is considered as a beneficial non-pharmacological intervention for sleep quality. However, there is a lack of research concerning its implications in the sleep quality of patients with schizophrenia. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the associations betwee...
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research