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File of the month : Physical activity and mental health
 

Keep moving for good "mental" health!

Doré, I., (2015). Bouger pour être en bonne santé... mentale! Collection Topo : les synthèses de l'équipe nutrition - activité physique - poids. No. 10. Institut national de santé publique du Québec. Québec.
1 out of 31
 

Leisure-time physical activity patterns and correlates among pregnant women in Ontario, Canada

Gaston, A., & Vamos, C. A. (2013). Leisure-time physical activity patterns and correlates among pregnant women in Ontario, Canada. Maternal and child health journal, 17(3), 477-484.
2 out of 31
 

Physical activity and pregnancy: cardiovascular adaptations, recommendations and pregnancy outcomes

Melzer, K., Schutz, Y., Boulvain, M., & Kayser, B. (2010). Physical activity and pregnancy: cardiovascular adaptations, recommendations and pregnancy outcomes. Sports Medecine, 40(6), 493-507.
3 out of 31
 

The relationship between physical activity and mood across the perinatal period: A review of naturalistic and clinical research to guide future investigation of physical activity-based interventions for perinatal depression

Davis, K., & Dimidjian, S. (2012). The relationship between physical activity and mood across the perinatal period: A review of naturalistic and clinical research to guide future investigation of physical activity-based interventions for perinatal depression. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, 19(1), 27-48.
4 out of 31
 

The potential impact of physical activity during pregnancy on maternal and neonatal outcomes

Ferraro, Z. M., Gaudet, L., & Adamo, K. B. (2012). The potential impact of physical activity during pregnancy on maternal and neonatal outcomes. Obstetrical & gynecological survey, 67(2), 99-110.
5 out of 31
 

Canadian guidelines for exercise in pregnancy

Wolfe, L. A., & Davies G. (2003). Canadian guidelines for exercise in pregnancy. Clinical obstetrics and gynecology, 46(2), 488-495.
6 out of 31
 

Reducing the decline in physical activity during pregnancy: a systematic review of behaviour change interventions

Currie, S., Sinclair, M., Murphy, M. H., Madden, E., Dunwoody, L., & Liddle, D. (2013). Reducing the decline in physical activity during pregnancy: a systematic review of behaviour change interventions. PloS one, 8(6), e66385.
7 out of 31
 

Describing the use of the internet for health, physical activity, and nutrition information in pregnant women

Huberty, J., Dinkel, D., Beets, M. W., & Coleman, J. (2013). Describing the use of the internet for health, physical activity, and nutrition information in pregnant women. Maternal and child health journal, 17(8), 1363-1372.
8 out of 31
 

Perceived benefits and barriers to leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy in previously inactive and active women

Da Costa, D., & Ireland, K. (2013). Perceived benefits and barriers to leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy in previously inactive and active women. Women & Health, 53(2), 185-202. DOI: 10.1080/03630242.2012.758219
9 out of 31
 

Exercise during pregnancy: A review of patterns and determinants

Gaston, A., & Cramp, A. (2011). Exercise during pregnancy: A review of patterns and determinants. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(4), 299-305.
10 out of 31
 

Physical activity and mental health: current concepts

Paluska, S.A. & Schwenk, T.L. (2000). Physical activity and mental health: current concepts. Sports Medicine, 29(3), 167-180.
11 out of 31
 

Physical activity and depression in young adults

McKercher, C.M., Schmidt, M.D., Sanderson, K.A., Patton, G.C., Dwyer, T. & Venn, A.J. (2009). Physical activity and depression in young adults. American journal of preventive medicine, 36(2), 161-164.
12 out of 31
 

A meta-analysis of the relationship between children's physical activity and mental health

Ahn, S. & Fedewa, A.L. (2011). A meta-analysis of the relationship between children's physical activity and mental health. Journal of pediatric psychology, 36(4), 385-397.
13 out of 31
 

High school youth and suicide risk: exploring protection afforded through physical activity and sport participation

Taliaferro, L.A., Rienzo, B.R., Miller, M.D., Pigg, R.M & Dodd, V.J. (2008). High school youth and suicide risk: exploring protection afforded through physical activity and sport participation. Journal of School Health, 78(10), 545-553.
14 out of 31
 

Does sports club participation contribute to health-related quality of life?

Eime, R.M., Harvey, J.T., Brown, W.J. & Payne, W.R. (2010). Does sports club participation contribute to health-related quality of life? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(5), 1022-1028.
15 out of 31
 

Physical activity in different domains and health-related quality of life: a population-based study

Jurakić, D., Pedisić, Z. & Greblo, Z. (2010). Physical activity in different domains and health-related quality of life: a population-based study. Quality of life research, 19(9), 1303-1309.
16 out of 31
 

Exercise for your mental health! Physical activity: an effective way to promote mental health in young adults

Doré, I., & Fournier, L. (2013). Bouger pour être en bonne santé… mentale! L'activité physique: un moyen efficace de promouvoir la santé mentale chez les jeunes adultes. Présentation dans le cadre du XIIIe colloque annuel de l'AÉÉSPUM, 13 février, Montréal.
17 out of 31
 

The psychological benefits of exercise

Carrière, A.-M. (2003). Les bienfaits psychologiques de l'activité physique. Psychologie Québec, Juillet, 15-17.
18 out of 31
 

The association between past and current physical activity and depressive symptoms in young adults: a 10-year prospective study

Brunet, J., Sabiston, C.M., Chaiton, M., Barnett, T.A., O'Loughlin, E., Low, N.C., & O'Loughlin, J.L. (2013). The association between past and current physical activity and depressive symptoms in young adults: a 10-year prospective study. Ann Epidemiol. 23(1), 25-30.
19 out of 31
 

Linking depression symptom trajectories in adolescence to physical activity and team sports participation in young adults

Sabiston, C.M., O'Loughlin, E., Brunet, J., Chaiton, M., Low, N.C., Barnett, T., & O'Loughlin, J. (2013). Linking depression symptom trajectories in adolescence to physical activity and team sports participation in young adults. Prev Med., 56(2), 95-98.
20 out of 31
 

Effect of Exercise Training on Depressive Symptoms Among Patients With a Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Herring, M.P., Puetz, T.W., O'Connor, P.J. & Dishman, R.K. (2012). Effect of Exercise Training on Depressive Symptoms Among Patients With a Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Arch Intern Med, 172(2):101-111.
21 out of 31
 

Physical activity and mental health: current concepts

Paluska S.A., Schwenk T.L. (2000). Physical activity and mental health: current concepts. Sports Med, 29(3), 167-80.
22 out of 31
 

The role of physical activity in promoting mental wellbeing and preventing mental health problems. An Evidence Briefing

Whitelaw, S., Swift, J., Goodwin, A. and Clark, D. (2008). Physical Activity and Mental Health: The role of physical activity in promoting mental wellbeing and preventing mental health problems. An Evidence Briefing. Edinburgh, Scotland: NHS Health Scotland.
23 out of 31
 

Physical activity: determining the quality of life of people over 65

Kino-Québec. (2002). L'activité physique comme déterminant de la qualité de vie des personnes de 65 ans et plus. Avis du comité scientifique de Kino-Québec. Québec : Secrétariat au loisir et au Sport, ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, Gouvernement du Québec.
24 out of 31
 

Physical activity: determining young people's health

Kino-Québec (2000). L'activité physique, déterminant de la santé des jeunes. Avis du comité scientifique de Kino-Québec. Québec : Secrétariat au loisir et au Sport, ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, Gouvernement du Québec.
25 out of 31
 

Physical activity: Its context and effect on health

Expertise collective. (2008). Activité physique : Contexte et effet sur la santé. Paris : Les Éditions Inserm.
26 out of 31
 

Depressive and anxiety disorders and the association with obesity, physical, and social activities

de Wit, L.M., Fokkema, M., van Straten, A., Lamers, F., Cuijpers, P., Penninx, B.W. (2010). Depressive and anxiety disorders and the association with obesity, physical, and social activities. Depress Anxiety, 27(11), 1057-65.
27 out of 31
 

Physical activity, sedentary index, and mental disorders in the SUN cohort study

Sanchez-Villegas, A., Ara, I., Guillén-Grima, F., Bes-Rastrollo, M., Varo-Cenarruzabeitia, J.J., Martínez-González, M.A. (2008). Physical activity, sedentary index, and mental disorders in the SUN cohort study. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 40(5), 827-34.
28 out of 31
 

Physical activity and likelihood of depression in adults: a review

Teychenne, M., Ball, K., and Salmon, J. (2008). Physical activity and likelihood of depression in adults: a review. Prev Med, 46(5), 397-411.
29 out of 31
 

Exercise and well-being: a review of mental and physical health benefits associated with physical activity

Penedo F.J., and Dahn J.R. (2005). Exercise and well-being: a review of mental and physical health benefits associated with physical activity. Curr Opin Psychiatry, 18(2), 189-93.
30 out of 31
 

Physical activity, exercise, depression and anxiety disorders

Ströhle A. (2009). Physical activity, exercise, depression and anxiety disorders. J Neural Transm, 116(6), 777-84.
31 out of 31
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