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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2018, 3(3), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk3030039

Physical Health Mediates the Relationship between Psychological Well-Being and Engagement in Exercise across Age in a German Sample

Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
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Received: 4 May 2018 / Revised: 26 June 2018 / Accepted: 28 June 2018 / Published: 3 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exercise and Aging)
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The prevalence of chronic illness among middle-aged and older adults is increasing worldwide as the population continues to age. One way to prevent the continued increase and subsequent negative outcomes of chronic illness is to increase the number of individuals who engage in exercise. Thus, it is important to examine which factors predict engagement in exercise in middle-aged and older adults. As a result, the current study examined the relationship between physical health, psychological well-being, and engagement in exercise in a sample of middle-aged and older German adults. We found that increased age was associated with less frequent engagement in exercise. We also found that physical health mediated the relationship between psychological well-being and engagement in exercise. Finally, we found that age did not moderate the relationship between subjective well-being and engagement in exercise, suggesting that the role of physical health as a mediator was similar in older adults compared to middle-aged adults. These findings have important implications for interventions seeking to promote exercise among adults. View Full-Text
Keywords: older adults 1; aging 2; exercise 3; health 4; well-being 5 older adults 1; aging 2; exercise 3; health 4; well-being 5
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Minahan, J.; Siedlecki, K.L. Physical Health Mediates the Relationship between Psychological Well-Being and Engagement in Exercise across Age in a German Sample. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2018, 3, 39.

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