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The effect of guided relaxation and exercise imagery on self-reported leisure-time exercise behaviors in older adults.
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PMID:  21558568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 6-wk intervention that used guided relaxation and exercise imagery (GREI) to increase self-reported leisure-time exercise behavior among older adults. A total of 93 community-dwelling healthy older adults (age 70.38 ± 8.15 yr, 66 female) were randomly placed in either a placebo control group or an intervention group. The intervention group received instructions to listen to an audio compact disk (CD) containing a GREI program, and the placebo control group received an audio CD that contained 2 relaxation tracks and instructions to listen to music of their choice for 6 wk. Results revealed that listening to a GREI CD for 6 wk significantly increased self-reported leisure-time exercise behaviors (p = .03). Further exploration of GREI and its effects on other psychological variables related to perceived exercise behaviors may substantiate its effectiveness.
Bang Hyun Kim; Roberta A Newton; Michael L Sachs; Peter R Giacobbi; Joseph J Glutting
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and physical activity     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1063-8652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Phys Act     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415639     Medline TA:  J Aging Phys Act     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
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