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Health Sciences
Course
Health Sciences 1001A/B
Professor
Shauna Burke
Semester
Winter

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Health and exercise psychologyArticle came up with 6 conclusionsa adults and university students prefer to exercise with others but outside of a structured class setting although adults also equally prefer to exercise completely aloneb context does not appear to play a large role in the propensity to meet recommended guidelines for aerobic physical activityc Theoretical propositions support social contexts as superior to individual contextsd Adherence to physical activity programs is superior in social contextse Social support is a strong correlate of sustained physical activity andf Protocols adopted in other areas attempting to promote behavioral change suggest that social contexts are superiorPhysical exercise helps increase bone density improve cardiovascular health maintain a healthy weight build muscleAbout 2050 of adults begin a progr
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