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The association between mood states and physical activity in postmenopausal, obese, sedentary women.
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PMID:  16648649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mood states influence evaluative judgments that can affect the decision to exercise or to continue to exercise. This study examined how mood associated with graded exercise testing (GXT) in sedentary, obese, postmenopausal women (N = 25) was associated with physical activity and predicted VO2max during and after a behavioral weight-loss program (BWLP). Measures of physical activity included planned exercise, calories from physical activity, leisure-time physical activity, and predicted VO2max. Mood before and after pre-BWLP GXT was assessed using the Profile of Mood States. Mood before and after the GXT was more strongly associated with planned exercise than other forms of physical activity, and this effect became stronger over time. Mood enhancement in response to exercise was not related to physical activity. Mood before and after exercise might yield important clinical information that can be used to promote physical activity in sedentary adults.
Robert A Carels; Bonnie Berger; Lynn Darby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and physical activity     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1063-8652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Phys Act     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-01     Completed Date:  2006-06-08     Revised Date:  2011-04-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415639     Medline TA:  J Aging Phys Act     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy
Exercise Test
Middle Aged
Mood Disorders / psychology*
Motor Activity* / physiology
Obesity / physiopathology,  psychology*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Postmenopause / psychology*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Weight Loss
Grant Support
R24 HD050959-06/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R24 HD050959-07/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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