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Does Affective Valence During and Immediately Following a 10-Min Walk Predict Concurrent and Future Physical Activity?
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PMID:  22532005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Affect may be important for understanding physical activity behavior. PURPOSE: To examine whether affective valence (i.e., good/bad feelings) during and immediately following a brief walk predicts concurrent and future physical activity. METHODS: At months 6 and 12 of a 12-month physical activity promotion trial, healthy low-active adults (N = 146) reported affective valence during and immediately following a 10-min treadmill walk. Dependent variables were self-reported minutes/week of lifestyle physical activity at months 6 and 12. RESULTS: Affect reported during the treadmill walk was cross-sectionally (month 6: β = 28.6, p = 0.008; month 12: β = 26.6, p = 0.021) and longitudinally (β = 14.8, p = 0.030) associated with minutes/week of physical activity. Affect reported during a 2-min cool down was cross-sectionally (month 6: β = 21.1, p = 0.034; month 12: β = 30.3, p < 0.001), but not longitudinally associated with minutes/week of physical activity. Affect reported during a postcool-down seated rest was not associated with physical activity. CONCLUSIONS: During-behavior affect is predictive of concurrent and future physical activity behavior.
David M Williams; Shira Dunsiger; Ernestine G Jennings; Bess H Marcus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-4796     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8510246     Medline TA:  Ann Behav Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University, Program in Public Health, Box G-S121-8, Providence, RI, 02912, USA, DAVID_M_WILLIAMS@BROWN.EDU.
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