- Can mindfulness meditation reduce chronic pain?
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- Mindful Eating Training Can Help Reduce Impulsive Eating Habits
- What Explains How People Feel During and After Exercise?
- Do Family Members of Melanoma Patients Use Sun Protection Behaviors?
Author Archives: Catherine Rochefort
Inadequate physical activity levels are associated with a shorter lifespan because inadequate physical activity can increase an individual’s risk of developing chronic illnesses, like diabetes. Although the evidence is clear that increasing physical activity levels is important for preventing illness … Continue reading
The American Cancer Society estimates that 10,000 people a year will die from melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer primarily caused by sun exposure. First-degree relatives of melanoma patients, such as parents and children, are at particularly high risk … Continue reading
About half of American adults don’t meet recommended exercise guidelines and a quarter of American adults don’t exercise at all. Although the various benefits of exercise are well known, why do individuals avoid exercise altogether? Our research group has begun examining … Continue reading
With improvements in cancer treatment, more and more individuals will be cancer survivors. Many of these survivors will face unique physical and mental health challenges after cancer treatment. A recent study published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine suggests that optimism and … Continue reading
Imagine a physician told you that you had a genetic predisposition for obesity. Would you improve your diet and exercise in order to overcome your predisposition, or would you decide to not even bother to change your behavior? An article published this year in Annals … Continue reading