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dc.contributor.authorWaldie, Bruce
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-12T21:21:26Z
dc.date.available2016-08-12T21:21:26Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/377
dc.description.abstractRegular physical activity is thought to be associated with better physical and mental health. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), in partnership with Health Canada released Canada’s physical activity guide outlining benefits and benchmarks for exercising based on an intrinsic motivation model. Popular magazines can play a crucial role in disseminating related and consistent messages. This study evaluated the prevalence of running-health related information in two Canadian running magazines and the consistency of the information against the Public Health Agency of Canada recommended guidelines. A content analysis of 174 articles over a 12-month period revealed whether articles provided advice, mentioned health risks/benefits in relation to running and any statistics, and referenced health priority terms. The content analysis also looked at whether publications provided consistent information on frequency and duration for running. Overall the publications are providing health–related information in keeping with Canadian public health guidelines and intrinsic models of motivation. The variances in the frequency of prescriptive articles and on the key health terms referred to in the PAG's priorities were not found to be significant.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectExercise and mental healthen_US
dc.subjectExercise in therapyen_US
dc.titleAn Analysis of Health Related Information in Canadian Running Magazines: What Motivation and Threshold of Activity is Endorsed?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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