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An Exercise and Sedentary Break Intervention on Mood Profile and Dietary Behavior in Young Adults: Pilot Study

Hannah Dau, Paul D. Loprinzi.

Abstract
The purpose of this pilot intervention was to examine whether changes in physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior influences mood profile and dietary behavior. Three intervention (exercise, sedentary break, and control) groups were evaluated over a 4-week period. The exercise intervention consisted of progressively increasing vigorous-intensity PA over a 4-week period among an inactive population. The sedentary break group was asked not to exercise, but instead, refrain from prolonged sitting (<45 min at a time). The control group was asked to remain inactive over the 4-week period. Compared to the exercise group and sedentary break groups, hostility levels increased in the control group over time. Also, improved dietary behaviors were observed in both the exercise and sedentary break group. The sedentary break group, in particular, improved their dietary score consistently over time, whereas the exercise group improved mostly from baseline to midpoint. These results suggest that participating in vigorous activity and breaking up time spent in sedentary behaviors may potentially have an influence on mood profile and dietary behaviors.

Key words: behavior change; diet; exercise; hostility; mental health; mood; sedentary behavior


 
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Hannah Dau, Paul D. Loprinzi. An Exercise and Sedentary Break Intervention on Mood Profile and Dietary Behavior in Young Adults: Pilot Study. J Behav Health. 2018; 7(3): 131-139. doi:10.5455/jbh.20180207013410


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Hannah Dau, Paul D. Loprinzi. An Exercise and Sedentary Break Intervention on Mood Profile and Dietary Behavior in Young Adults: Pilot Study. J Behav Health. 2018; 7(3): 131-139. doi:10.5455/jbh.20180207013410



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Hannah Dau, Paul D. Loprinzi. An Exercise and Sedentary Break Intervention on Mood Profile and Dietary Behavior in Young Adults: Pilot Study. J Behav Health. (2018), [cited May 21, 2019]; 7(3): 131-139. doi:10.5455/jbh.20180207013410



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Hannah Dau, Paul D. Loprinzi (2018) An Exercise and Sedentary Break Intervention on Mood Profile and Dietary Behavior in Young Adults: Pilot Study. J Behav Health, 7 (3), 131-139. doi:10.5455/jbh.20180207013410



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Hannah Dau, Paul D. Loprinzi. 2018. An Exercise and Sedentary Break Intervention on Mood Profile and Dietary Behavior in Young Adults: Pilot Study. Journal of Behavioral Health, 7 (3), 131-139. doi:10.5455/jbh.20180207013410



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Hannah Dau, Paul D. Loprinzi. "An Exercise and Sedentary Break Intervention on Mood Profile and Dietary Behavior in Young Adults: Pilot Study." Journal of Behavioral Health 7 (2018), 131-139. doi:10.5455/jbh.20180207013410



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Hannah Dau, Paul D. Loprinzi. "An Exercise and Sedentary Break Intervention on Mood Profile and Dietary Behavior in Young Adults: Pilot Study." Journal of Behavioral Health 7.3 (2018), 131-139. Print. doi:10.5455/jbh.20180207013410



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Hannah Dau, Paul D. Loprinzi (2018) An Exercise and Sedentary Break Intervention on Mood Profile and Dietary Behavior in Young Adults: Pilot Study. Journal of Behavioral Health, 7 (3), 131-139. doi:10.5455/jbh.20180207013410





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