John A. Updegraff's research while affiliated with Kent State University and other places

Publications (3)

Article
Full-text available
Background Many of the world’s population, across all age groups and abilities, are not meeting or even aware of internationally recommended physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) guidelines. In order to enhance awareness and uptake, guidelines should be perceived positively by targeted users. The purpose of this study was to review th...
Article
Many people have goals to increase their physical activity levels through engaging in exercise, but have difficulty establishing and maintaining an exercise routine. Research shows that people are more successful at exercising if they do so together with their romantic partner. In this study, we examined how exercising with a romantic partner may i...
Article
Messages about health can be framed to emphasize what might be gained from performing a behavior (gain framed) or what might be lost by failing to perform a behavior (loss framed). The frame of a message can significantly influence its persuasiveness, but the optimal frame depends on characteristics of the target behavior, audience, and message con...

Citations

... Proximity could also provide unique insight into the mechanisms by which physical activity benefits the health and well-being of couples. Given past findings about the importance of shared exercise (e.g., Sackett-Fox et al., 2021), an understanding of these mechanisms could inform simple and costeffective interventions. Last, measurement of proximity may provide an extra layer of information about the nature of physical closeness in romantic dyads. ...