Navigation Links
Teens Might Exercise More If They Think It's Fun
Date:2/19/2010

Promoting joy of physical activity beats teaching health benefits, study finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to get teens to exercise is to focus on the fun of physical activity, a new British study suggests.

"Our study shows that for inactive teenagers, emphasizing the emotional benefits of exercise may be a more effective way to encourage exercise than highlighting traditional health benefits," study co-author Reema Sirriyeh, of the University of Leeds in England, said in a statement from the British Psychological Society.

The study examined the value of sending daily text messages about exercise to 128 students aged 16 to 19 at four schools in West Yorkshire. The teens received the messages for two weeks.

Some students received messages that made exercise sound enjoyable, such as "Physical activity can make you feel cheerful," while others got messages highlighting health benefits, such as "Physical activity can keep your heart healthy." A third group received both types of messages, the study authors noted.

The researchers found that the level of activity among all the teens grew by an average of 31.5 minutes of moderate activity per week after receiving the messages for two weeks. Inactive teens who received the messages geared toward the emotional benefits of exercise boosted their levels of activity by two hours per week.

"Statistics from the British Heart Foundation show that from the age of 16, girls' levels of physical activity begin to decrease," Sirriyeh noted. "As patterns of behavior that start in the teenage years tend to persist into adulthood, it's vitally important that teenagers get into healthy patterns, like taking regular exercise."

The findings were published online Feb. 17 in the British Journal of Health Psychology.

More information

The Nemours Foundation tells teens

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Tired Teens Prone to Car Crashes
2. Gastric Banding Most Effective for Obese Teens
3. Depression in Pregnancy May Lead to Antisocial Teens
4. Troubled Teens Wizard Earns Coveted Truste Certification
5. Study Suggests High HIV Rate Among African Teens
6. Diabetes Drug Helps Dieting Teens Lose Weight
7. Movie Turns Into a Growing Movement to Reach Hurting Teens.
8. Two-Thirds of American Teens Need More Shut-Eye
9. Pot and pop: New research finds stronger link between music and marijuana use among teens
10. Winter/Spring Brings Increased Meningitis Risk - Protect Preteens and Teens Now
11. Teens Think Smoking More Dangerous Than Drinking, Drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... the gastro-intestinal tract has long been considered to be ... Sahlgrenska Academy have used refined microscopic techniques that indicate ... of the gastro-intestinal tract is only as large as ... The digestive tract, which passes from the mouth through ... length of about 5 meters in a normal adult, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... computer program could help doctors predict which patients might ... , The program, which assesses brain scans using ... security and passport control, has been developed by researchers ... funded by the Wellcome Trust, which used the software ... , Stroke affects over 15 million people each ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Bethesda, MD (April 23, 2014) The American ... announce the 2014 AGA Research Scholars. The AGA ... young investigators to develop independent and productive research ... Research Scholar Awards fund an additional year allowing ... is committed to supporting junior faculty who are ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... displayed in the popular Swedish children,s TV show ... foods. A new study from the University of ... TV programmes as well as the link between ... status. , Steingerdur Olafsdottir,s doctoral thesis focuses on ... children,s TV show Bolibompa. Healthy foods dominated in ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Five for-profit and non-profit organizations in Washington will ... of Concept grants to accelerate maturation of promising ... Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) announced today. Also ... to the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) ... the next generation of entrepreneurs and help early-stage ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The surface area of the digestive tract 'only' as large as a studio apartment 2Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 2Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 3Health News:AGA announces 2014 Class of AGA Research Scholars 2Health News:High-calorie and low-nutrient foods in kids' TV 2Health News:LSDF announces commercialization grants and Entrepreneur Mentoring Program 2
... AnaSpec, Accelrys, Almac Diagnostics, Seahorse Biosciences, BioFortis recognized for their ... ... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2009 -- Cambridge ... that have won the Third Annual Best New Product ...
... drinks per day could increase a person,s risk of ... published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention , ... , "Our findings support multiple nutrition recommendations that ... alcoholic beverages per day and women should limit intake ...
... article published recently by the American Journal of ... Ph.D., and colleagues show that a high-density of fast ... pounds in weight and .8 inches in waist circumference ... In contrast, high-walkability neighborhoods were associated with a decrease ...
... at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ... source of immature cells that spur misplaced bone ... originates in blood vessels deep within skeletal muscle ... cells themselves. The work also shows that cells ...
... from Boston University found that multiple types of child ... based on a national multi-year study that explored the ... , The research, which appears in the ... binge drinking consuming five or more alcoholic drinks ...
... 3 The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) ... letter of intent to modify their existing 50/50 not-for-profit ... and Mercy Medical Center in Canton. An equal 50/50 ... St. John West Shore Hospital with the addition of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Best New Product Awards Winners Named at Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 2Health News:Best New Product Awards Winners Named at Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 3Health News:Fast-food density and neighborhood walkability affect residents' weight and waist size 2Health News:Misplaced metamorphosis 2Health News:How multiple childhood maltreatments lead to greater adolescent binge drinking 2Health News:How multiple childhood maltreatments lead to greater adolescent binge drinking 3Health News:Sisters of Charity Health System & University Hospitals Announce New Agreement for Jointly Owned Hospitals 2Health News:Sisters of Charity Health System & University Hospitals Announce New Agreement for Jointly Owned Hospitals 3Health News:Sisters of Charity Health System & University Hospitals Announce New Agreement for Jointly Owned Hospitals 4Health News:Sisters of Charity Health System & University Hospitals Announce New Agreement for Jointly Owned Hospitals 5
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  According to Millennium Research ... market intelligence, the United States ... device markets will expand moderately through 2022, with ... In particular, increasing interest in drug-eluting beads (DEBs) ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its catalogue: ... Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01940411/Global-Markets-and-Technologies-for-Advanced-Drug-Delivery-Systems----Focus-on-End-Users.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Drug_Delivery_Technology STUDY OBJECTIVES ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... HeartWare International, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of ... for the fourth quarter of 2013 will be approximately ... $208 million. "Our full-year revenue growth of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 2HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 3HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 4
... Public/Private Sector Strategies for America,s Health Care Future (PS2) ... its report detailing how the state can reduce its ... areas that conservatively would save Florida taxpayers up to ... to identify steps the state could take that would ...
... EXTON, Pa., March 29, 2011 ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... Phase 2 clinical study to evaluate the safety and ... of acute antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in recipients of donor-specific ... double blind, placebo-controlled study will evaluate the safety, tolerability ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Senate Receives Rx Blueprint Plan That Reduces Spending and Increases Quality 2ViroPharma Initiates Phase 2 Study of C1 Esterase Inhibitor [Human] for Treatment of Antibody-Mediated Rejection (AMR) 2ViroPharma Initiates Phase 2 Study of C1 Esterase Inhibitor [Human] for Treatment of Antibody-Mediated Rejection (AMR) 3ViroPharma Initiates Phase 2 Study of C1 Esterase Inhibitor [Human] for Treatment of Antibody-Mediated Rejection (AMR) 4ViroPharma Initiates Phase 2 Study of C1 Esterase Inhibitor [Human] for Treatment of Antibody-Mediated Rejection (AMR) 5
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
The ACMI™ line of laparoscopic hand instruments is designed to provide a wide selection of popular surgical devices to meet procedural needs....
Medicine Products: