Purpose. To examine the effect of mindfulness meditation and home-based resistance exercise when added to a standard behavioral intervention on weight loss, weight loss behaviors, and various psychosocial correlates in overweight adults across 6-months. Methods. Seventy-one subjects (BMI = 32.9+/-3.7 kg/m2; age = 45.1+/-8.3 years) participated in a 6-month weight loss intervention. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: standard behavioral weight loss program (SBWL, n=24), SBWL plus resistance exercise (RT, n=23), or SBWL plus mindfulness training (MD, n=24). Participants were instructed to decrease energy intake to 1200--1500 kcal/d and dietary fat intake to 20--30% of total energy intake, increase physical activity to 300 min/wk, and attend weekly group meetings. Resistance training using resistance tubing and exercise balls was added to SBWL+RT. SBWL+MD consisted of mindfulness training using meditation, yoga, and mindful eating techniques. Body weight, process measures of weight loss (physical activity, energy intake, eating behavior inventory), and psychosocial correlates of weight loss (eating and physical activity self-efficacy, outcome expectations (benefits) and barriers to exercise, dietary restraint and disinhibition, and body image) were measured at 0, 3, and 6 months. Results. Weight significantly decreased in all groups at 6 months (pTheoretical Rationale Alternative behavioral and physical activity approaches to weight loss and their potential effect on ... this investigation, in which participants were taught techniques of mindfulness meditation such as breathing exercises, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Effect of Mindfulness Meditation and Home-based Resistance Exercise on Weight Loss, Weight Loss Behaviors, and Psychosocial Correlates in Overweight Adults|
|Author||:||Kelliann Kathleen Davis|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|