Social Support for Exercise as a Predictor of Weight and Physical Activity Status Among Puerto Rican and Mexican Men: Results From the Latino Men's Health Initiative.
- Meredith R Craven,
- Laurie Keefer,
- Alfred Rademaker,
- Amanda Dykema-Engblade,
- Lisa Sanchez-Johnsen
Am J Mens Health 2018 Feb 1:1557988318754915. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
4 Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
Social support is an important factor in increasing positive health outcomes and positive health behaviors across a variety of disease states including obesity. However, research examining the relationship between social support for exercise and weight and physical activity status, particularly among Latino men, is lacking. This paper examined whether social support for exercise predicted weight and physical activity status and whether the direction of these relationships differ as a function of Hispanic/Latino background (Puerto Rican/Mexican). Read More