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By Maria Plimley on June 24, 2016
In a recent study, a team of researchers including Dr. Mary Jung, examined various psychosocial variables in predicting physical activity and dietary behavioural changes among female teens. Findings suggest that self-regulated exercise may be enhanced by positive social cognition changes and together, these changes may also improve dietary behaviour, when facilitated by a group-based mentoring program.
By Maria Plimley on June 23, 2016
A sample of some of the great things going on at HEPL. Watch Rebecca Lee, one of our former MSc students, present her speech this past March on mHealth apps research in the #UBCO 3 Minute Thesis Finals! #3MT here via @YouTube.
By Maria Plimley on June 18, 2016
As a tool of self-monitoring and exercise adherence, participants with the mHealth app reported higher frequency in self-monitoring, even with constant self-efficacy and perceived self-management of exercise. This pilot study supports social cognitive theory and its role in exercise, as well as suggests a means to increase self-monitoring of exercise – thus, encouraging more theory-based exercise apps.