One reason for eating unhealthy could be engaging and holding compensatory health beliefs (CHBs). CHBs are beliefs that different negative effects on unhealthy behavior like eating unhealthy food, could be reduced or counteracted by engaging in healthy behavior. Holding CHBs result in poor health. This Study aimed to get more insight about the relation between specific personal factors and holding eating-specific CHBs or general CHBs. A factor which could cause poor health and unhealthy eating behavior is perceived stress. One possibility to reduce the perceived stress level is being physically active, whereas other studies and literature suggested that being physically active could also lead to exhaustion. This is examined in this study, which looks for possible relations between general stress, exhaustion, physical activity and eating-specific CHB behavior and beliefs. Furthermore this study investigates if stress and exhaustion could befall people who are highly physically active.
Literatuurverwijzing: Smoletz, F.G. (2016). Unhealthy eating: how sport and stress are related to eating - specific compensatory health behavior and beliefs. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.