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dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Ayllón, María
dc.contributor.authorAcosta Manzano, Pedro 
dc.contributor.authorColl Risco, Irene
dc.contributor.authorRomero Gallardo, Lidia
dc.contributor.authorBorges Cosic, Milkana
dc.contributor.authorAparicio García-Molina, Virginia
dc.identifier.citationMaría Rodriguez-Ayllon, Pedro Acosta-Manzano, Irene Coll-Risco, Lidia Romero-Gallardo, Milkana Borges-Cosic, Fernando Estévez-López, Virginia A. Aparicio, Associations of physical activity, sedentary time, and physical fitness with mental health during pregnancy: The GESTAFIT project, Journal of Sport and Health Science, Volume 10, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 379-386, ISSN 2095-2546, []es_ES
dc.descriptionThe present study was developed within the GESTAFIT project framework, which is part of a Virginia A. Aparicio fellowship approved by the Andalucia Talent-Hub Program and co-funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Program, Marie Sk >> odowska-Curie actions (COFUND - Grant Agreement No.291780). This study was also partially funded by the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucia (PI-03952016) and the University of Granada, Unit of Excellence on Exercise and Health (UCEES). Maria Rodriguez-Ayllon was supported by the Research Initiation Grants for Master's Degree Students. Irene Coll-Risco and Milkana Borges-Cosic were supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Grant No. FPU14/02518 and Grant No. FPU13/01993, respectively). Fernando Estevez-Lopez was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Grant No. BES-2014067612). We are grateful to Ms. Carmen Sainz Quinn for English-language assistance.es_ES
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This study was aimed to analyze the associations of objectively measured physical activity (PA), sedentary time, and physical fitness with mental health in the early second trimester (16 +/- 2 gestational weeks) of pregnancy. Methods: From 229 women initially contacted, 124 pregnant women participated in the present cross-sectional study. Data were collected between November 2015 and March 2017. The participants wore Actigraph GT3X+ Triaxial accelerometers for 9 consecutive days to objectively measure their PA levels and sedentary time. A performance-based test battery was used to measure physical fitness. Self-report questionnaires assessed psychological ill-being (i.e., negative affect, anxiety, and depression), and psychological well-being (i.e., emotional intelligence, resilience, and positive affect). Linear regression analyses were adjusted for age, educational level, accelerometer wear time, miscarriages, and low back pain. Results: Moderate-to-vigorous PA was negatively associated with depression (beta = -0.222, adjusted R-2 = 0.050, p = 0.041). Higher levels of sedentary time were negatively associated with positive affect (beta = -0.260, adjusted R-2 = 0.085, p = 0.017). Greater upper-body flexibility was positively associated with better emotional regulation (beta = 0.195, adjusted R-2 = 0.030, p = 0.047). The remaining associations were not significant (all p > 0.05). Conclusion: An active lifestyle characterized by higher levels of moderate-to-vigorous PA and lower levels of sedentary time during pregnancy might modestly improve the mental health of pregnant women. Although previous research has focused on the benefits of cardiorespiratory exercise, the present study shows that only upper-body flexibility is related to emotional regulation in early pregnant women. If the present findings are corroborated in further experimental research, physical exercise programs should focus on enhancing flexibility to promote improvements in emotional regulation during early second-trimester of pregnancy.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission 291780es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipMinistry of Health of the Junta de Andalucia PI-03952016es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Granada, Unit of Excellence on Exercise and Health (UCEES)es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Government FPU14/02518 FPU13/01993es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness BES-2014067612es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch Initiation Grants for Master's Degree Studentses_ES
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dc.subjectActiGraph GT3Xes_ES
dc.subjectEmotional dysregulationes_ES
dc.subjectPsychological healthes_ES
dc.subjectSedentary behaviores_ES
dc.subjectStretching es_ES
dc.titleAssociations of physical activity, sedentary time, and physical fitness with mental health during pregnancy: The GESTAFIT projectes_ES

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