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2011-08-16 14:59:54

Sticking with an exercise routine means being able to overcome the obstacles that invariably arise. A key to success is having the confidence that you can do it, researchers report. A new study explores how some cognitive strategies and abilities increase this "situation-specific self-confidence," a quality the researchers call "self-efficacy." "You can apply the concept of self-efficacy to every single health behavior you can think of because in many ways that really is what gets us through...

2009-12-16 11:35:38

Physical activity is known to reduce depression and fatigue in people struggling with chronic illness. A new study indicates that this effect may stem from an individual's sense of mastery over "“ or belief in his or her ability to achieve "“ certain physical goals. The study appears in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. "We base our arguments on fatigue being a symptom of depression," said Edward McAuley, a professor of kinesiology and community health at the University of...