An individual's personality traits may provide helpful clues for determining whether a particular behavioral change intervention will be successful, according to a study funded by the University of Pennsylvania Health System and published in PLOS ONE.
Some characteristics of a residential built environment - like walkability, park proximity, and public transport - can impact physical activity rates, but the impact may be more complex than previously understood and vary between weekends and weekdays,...
Policymakers and community planners have credible evidence to support investments in active transportation and walkability-focused developments, according to an analysis published in the Annual Review of Public Health. The analysis was based on work...
Physical activity may reduce suffering from asthma in as few as eight weeks, according to a study published in Chest Journal. The study, structured as a randomized control trial, compared two groups of...
One small walking study. A giant leap for machine-kind? A computerized human simulation (i.e. non-human) named "Carmen" can be an effective health coach for low-income, older Latino adults, according to a study published in...
Although the research on physical activity as an effective treatment for menopausal symptoms (e.g. hot flashes and night sweats) is inconclusive, doctors should provide symptomatic menopausal women with support and encouragement to exercise, according to findings published...
As we all continue to expand our knowledge about the far-reaching benefits of regular exercise - and the complex relationship to behavior change science - I believe you will be fascinated by our special guest on the...
Office workers with minimal sitting time during the workday are likely to report higher levels of energy and greater job satisfaction than their sedentary peers, according to a study from the International Journal of Environmental Research and...
Although SMART Goals are foundational to most approaches to behavior change counseling, a new study suggests that non-specific goals may also have a rightful place in the behavior change toolbox. Measuring the results...
Nearly 7 out of 10 respondents to a global survey indicated an interest in digitally-delivered, at-home exercise programs, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
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