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Does physical activity predict depression? Or does depression predict physical activity?: Findings from breast cancer survivors

As more and more individuals are surviving cancer, interventions to promote mental health and quality of life in cancer survivors are growing. It is well established that physical activity is an appropriate intervention for preventing and treating depression in cancer … Continue reading

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The Importance of Measure in Psychology

Developing adequate measures is essential for the advancement of psychology as a science. Without the ability to adequately measure intended constructs, it is difficult for scientists to conduct experiments, form theories, or improve interventions. How do we know if a … Continue reading

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Thinking about Benefits and Obstacles to Regular Exercise

Have you ever set your alarm to exercise in the morning but didn’t get out of bed, or planned to go to the gym in the evening but ended up going home instead? The key to following through on plans … Continue reading

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Can mindfulness meditation reduce chronic pain?

If you have suffered from chronic pain, you have likely tried several strategies to relieve the pain. One strategy that has recently become popular for pain relief is mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation refers to a process of developing the skill … Continue reading

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Do you think you are more or less physically active than others?: The influence on mortality

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

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Mindful Eating Training Can Help Reduce Impulsive Eating Habits

Do you find yourself eating even when you are not hungry? Do you have trouble resisting impulsive eating throughout the day? Overweight and obese individuals tend to be more impulsive and sensitive to food rewards compared to normal weight individuals. … Continue reading

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What Explains How People Feel During and After Exercise?

We all know that exercising is good for us. Yet, few of us engage in regular exercise. One reason individuals may choose to exercise or to not to exercise is that an individual may feel good or bad during exercise. … Continue reading

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Do Family Members of Melanoma Patients Use Sun Protection Behaviors?

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

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An App to Help Parents Make a Decision about the HPV Vaccine

Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV) – a sexually transmitted virus that can cause several cancer types, including cervical cancer, current vaccination rates for the 3-dose series among … Continue reading

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Daily Self-Weighing: The Secret to Successful Weight Loss Maintenance

Is it useful to step on the scale every day? Findings from a recent study suggest that daily self-weighing might be the key to successful weight loss maintenance. In a recently published study in Annals of Behavioral Medicine  researchers examined … Continue reading

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