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Mindfulness and Wearing a Fitbit Activity Monitor Increases Levels of Physical Activity

Abstract Interest in health and wellness has significantly increased in today's society. Living a healthy and active lifestyle is suggested to promote overall physical and psychological well-being. This study explored the effects of wearing a Fitbit Zip activity monitor and the impact of expressing mindfulness on levels of physical activity. It was predicted that expressing mindfulness, as measured by the use of present-tense language during the daily emotional writing task, would moderate the relationship between wearing a Fitbit Zip activity monitor and change in physical activity. Specifically, it was hypothesized daily monitoring would only lead to increased activity among those higher in mindful language. Over the course of five days, parti... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Tarachiu, Viorela (Author) / Newman, Matt L. (Advisor) / Hall, Deborah (Committee member) / Salerno, Jessica (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Clinical psychology / Mental health / activity monitor / journaling / mindfulness / physical activity / physical health / psychological well-being
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 26 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Psychology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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