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The relationship of perceived benefits and barriers to reported exercise behaviors in college undergraduates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12010117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examines current exercise habits and perceived benefits and barriers to exercise in a sample of 147 undergraduate university students. It found a significant relationship between perceived benefits and barriers to exercise and current exercise habits. Benefits most often associated with regular exercise habits relate to physical performance and appearance. Barriers most often associated with sporadic or nonexistent exercise habits relate to physical exertion and time constraints. A greater understanding of perceived benefits and barriers to exercise may assist health care providers and educators to establish methods for promoting exercise for the improved physical and mental health of a college-age population.
Authors:
Laurie Grubbs; Jason Carter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family & community health     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0160-6379     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Community Health     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-15     Completed Date:  2002-07-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809641     Medline TA:  Fam Community Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Exercise*
Health Behavior*
Humans
Questionnaires
Students / psychology*
United States
Universities*

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