Put two (and two) together to make the most of physical activity and healthy nutrition – A longitudinal online study examining cross-behavioural mechanisms in multiple health behaviour change.

Auteur(s) :
Lippke S., Paech J.
Date :
Avr, 2017
Source(s) :
Research in sports medicine (Print). # p1-16
Adresse :
a Health Psychology, Jacobs University Bremen , Bremen , Germany.

Sommaire de l'article

Recommendations for physical activity and for fruit and vegetable intake are often not translated into action due to deficits in self-regulatory strategies. The present study examines the interplay of intention, intergoal facilitation, action and coping planning and self-regulation in facilitating physical activity and healthy nutrition. In an online study, intentions and behaviours were assessed at baseline, intergoal facilitation and planning at 4-week follow-up, self-regulation, physical activity and nutrition at 6-month follow-up in a non-clinical sample. The final sample (n = 711) consisted of 27.2% men, the age ranged from 16 to 78 years. Sequential mediations were tested. Intergoal facilitation, planning and self-regulation mediated the link from intention to physical activity and nutrition; the specific indirect effects were significant. Findings suggest that intergoal facilitation and self-regulation can facilitate behaviour change, in addition to planning. Cross-behavioural mechanisms might facilitate lifestyle change in several domains.

Source : Pubmed