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The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Psychosocial Functioning of Adolescents Who Are Overweight or Obese.
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PMID:  23027721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate effects of stationary cycling to music versus interactive video game cycling on psychosocial functioning in obese adolescents. METHODS: 30 obese adolescents aged 12-17 years were randomized to twice weekly laboratory-based sessions of stationary cycling to music or interactive video game cycling for a 10-week trial. Participant's self-reported measures of scholastic competence, social competence, athletic competence, body image, and self-esteem were obtained. Aerobic fitness and body composition were directly measured. RESULTS: Although no differences emerged between exercise groups over time, when collapsed across exercise modality, significant pre-post improvements were found for body image, perceived scholastic competence and social competence. Changes in aerobic fitness, but not body composition, were positively associated with psychosocial functioning. CONCLUSIONS: Aerobic exercise was associated with improvements in body image, perceived academic performance, and social competence in obese adolescents, and these psychological benefits were related to improved aerobic fitness but not changes in body composition.
Gary S Goldfield; Kristi B Adamo; Jane Rutherford; Marisa Murray
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-30
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Title:  Journal of pediatric psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-735X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-10-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7801773     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Healthy Active Living & Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Centre for Healthy Active Living, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and Department of Psychology, Carleton University.
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