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Feasibility of an exercise intervention for fatigued breast cancer patients at a community-based cardiac rehabilitation program
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It is proposed that in order to achieve exercise goals, frequent, encouraging, and tailored feedback and group sessions to foster a sense of community may additionally be needed to strengthen adherence to a prescribed exercise program. Expand
The effects of acute exercise on tobacco cravings and withdrawal symptoms in temporary abstinent pregnant smokers.
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It is revealed that in pregnant smokers, a bout of exercise is associated with a reduction in cravings and similar patterns exist for TWS, and exercise may have the potential to assist in the initial stages of smoking cessation attempts during pregnancy. Expand
Effect of exercise on cigarette cravings and ad libitum smoking following concurrent stressors.
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This is the first study to use a lab-based scenario with high ecological validity to show that an acute bout of exercise can reduce cravings following concurrent stressors. Expand
Effects of a Comprehensive, Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Combined with Metformin Extended Release in Obese Adolescents
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A comprehensive, intensive lifestyle intervention combined with MXR led to a decline in BMI and % body fat at 1 year independent of initial exercise intensity, and this trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00934570. Expand
I sit because I have fun when I do so! Using self-determination theory to understand sedentary behavior motivation among university students and staff
ABSTRACT Objectives. Evidence exists that independently of physical activity, a dose–response relationship exists between sedentary time and adverse health outcomes. However, little is known aboutExpand
Affect and cortisol mechanisms through which acute exercise attenuates cigarette cravings during a temporary quit attempt.
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Both positive and negative affect, but not cortisol, mediated the relationship between exercise and cravings, and understanding the mechanisms by which exercise induces craving reductions will better allow researchers and healthcare professionals to infer causality and implement interventions guided by the processes that yield such desirable outcomes. Expand
Symbolic Number Skills Predict Growth in Nonsymbolic Number Skills in Kindergarteners
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It is concluded that, once one acquires a basic grasp of exact number symbols, it is this understanding of exactly number (and perhaps repeated practice therewith) that facilitates growth in the AMS, challenging the widely held view that the AMs scaffolds the acquisition of the SNS. Expand
Implementation of clinical research trials using web-based and mobile devices: challenges and solutions
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A detailed overview of the challenges the study faced in meeting the high standards of the Research Ethics Board, specifically regarding patient privacy is provided. Expand
Remote Lifestyle Counseling Influences Cardiovascular Health Outcomes in Youth with Overweight or Obesity and Congenital Heart Disease
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The observed changes in anthropometry were positive with significant improvement to some cardiovascular and metabolic risk indicators, but this was only observed in the operated group suggesting that other factors, such as perception of condition and self-efficacy, may influence lifestyle behaviors. Expand
The use of smartphones to influence lifestyle changes in overweight and obese youth with congenital heart disease: a single-arm study
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This pilot study seeks to examine the influence of a 1-year lifestyle intervention on nutrition and physical activity-related health outcomes in overweight or obese children and adolescents with CHD and the application of smartphones to pediatric cardiac health and obesity management. Expand
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