Examining body image and its relationship to exercise motivation: An 18-week cardiovascular program for female initiates with overweight and obesity

  title={Examining body image and its relationship to exercise motivation: An 18-week cardiovascular program for female initiates with overweight and obesity},
  author={Erin S Pearson and Craig R. Hall},
  journal={Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity},
  • E. Pearson, C. Hall
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Psychology
  • Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity
Background: A healthy body image is related to better psychological well-being and can also impact one’s likelihood to engage in health promoting behaviours such as exercise. To date, there has been a paucity of research investigating the relationship between body image and Self-Determination Theory’s motivational regulations as a function of exercise participation. The purpose of this study was to examine these constructs over the course of an 18-week cardiovascular-based program for female… 

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