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  May/June 2021 (Volume 52, Issue 3)


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/Aerobic Walking Exercise and Lifestyle Habits Interact with Sleep Quality, Stress, and Life Satisfaction: Results from a Randomized Crossover Study
 – Feifei Wang and Szilvia Boros

Background: Physical exercise interacts with sleep quality, stress and life satisfaction. Purpose: The current study examined the effectiveness of regular aerobic walking on sleep quality, stress and life satisfaction and to explore the associations between lifestyle habits and sleep quality, stress and life satisfaction. Methods: A 12-week randomized cross-over study with fifty-four participants was conducted. Results: Sleep quality (p = .002, r = −.46), stress (p = .007, r = −.38), and life satisfaction (p = .003, r = −.42) showed favorable changes in the intervention group and only life satisfaction increased in the control group (p = .003, r = −.43). Alcohol consumption showed positive correlation with sleep quality (p < .05). Males and females did not differ regarding sleep quality, stress and life satisfaction (p > .05). Discussion: The improvement of sleep quality, stress and life satisfaction was significant in the intervention group, although changes in control group did not indicate big differences. Translation to Health Education Practice: This study provides information and guidelines for Certified Health Education Specialist to design, implement and evaluate sleep education programs.

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Commentary

A Brief Dietary Screening and Counseling Tool for Health Educators
Jerome E. Kotecki, Maurita A. Greene, Jagdish Khubchandani, and Jayanthi Kandiah

Research Articles

Weight Status and Emotion- and Stress-Related Eating: Testing Constructs of the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping
Linda L. Knol and Caroline Brantley

Health Communication Efforts to Reduce Hookah Use among Adolescents
Reza Sadeghi, Mamood Reza Masoudi, and Narges Khanjani

How Do Patient-Centered Communication, Emotional Well-Being, Confidence in Health Information-Seeking, and Future Time Perspective Influence Health Self-Efficacy?
Wenxue Zou

The Development and Pilot Testing of the ¡Haz Espacio Para Papi! Program Physical Activity Curriculum for Mexican-heritage Fathers and Children
Tyler Prochnow, M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Cassandra Johnson, Haley Delgado, Luis Gómez,and Joseph Sharkey

Assessing Use of Caloric Information on Restaurant Menus and Resulting Meal Selection in Saudi Arabia: Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior
Areej Ali Alkhathami, Areej Turki Duraihim, Fay Fallaj Almansour, Ghada Abdulaziz Alotay, Hadeel Sami Alnowaiser, Basil H. Aboul-Enein, Enmanuel A. Chavarria, and Nada Benajiba