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Participants will be randomized to an evidence-based healthy lifestyle program alone or a healthy lifestyle program with mindfulness meditation added. The purpose of the study will be to determine if mindfulness improves BMI outcomes more than the program alone due to the stress-reduction benefits of mindfulness.
The study will randomize 44 adolescents (aged 11-17 yo) with BMI >95th percentile to traditional Bright Bodies Healthy Lifestyle Program or Lifestyle Program plus mindfulness meditation (6 sessions within the 12-week program) (22 per group). The traditional program includes exercise two evenings per week and nutrition/behavior modification one evening per week for 12 weeks. Mindfulness session topics include breathing meditation, body scan meditation, mindful eating techniques, and identification of hunger verses satiation. The primary outcome measure with be (1) BMI, while secondary outcomes include changes in (2) percent body fat, (3) perceived stress scale (questionnaire), (4) physical stress (saliva cortisol levels), and (5) overall caloric intake (pre and post food records). After the 3 month intervention, participants will engage in post measures and be asked to return 6 months later (9 months) for longer-term follow-up measures.
Traditional Healthy Lifestyle Program, Mindfulness Meditation Instruction
Yale Center for Clinical Investigation
Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-08-07T16:31:12-0400
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A state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences. It includes meditation therapy. (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)
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Instruction in which learners progress at their own rate using workbooks, textbooks, or electromechanical devices that provide information in discrete steps, test learning at each step, and provide immediate feedback about achievement. (ERIC, Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1996).
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