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Am J Health Behav. 2011 Sep;35(5):618-26.

Home food and exercise environments of normal-weight and overweight adults.

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Department of Psychology, Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA. amy.gorin@uconn.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the home environments of overweight and normal-weight adults and the relationships between the environment and weight-regulating behaviors.

METHODS:

Overweight (n=201) and normal-weight adults (n=213) assessed their homes via checklist and self-reported their eating and activity habits.

RESULTS:

OW adults had less exercise equipment, fewer low-fat snacks and fruits/vegetables, and more TVs, high-fat snacks, and spreads than did NW adults (Ps<.01). These variables were associated (Ps<.05) with weight-regulating behaviors.

CONCLUSIONS:

Increasing healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity within the home may improve weight-control efforts in adults.

PMID:
22040622
PMCID:
PMC4507277
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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