• Body figure idealization and body appearance pressure in fitness instructors 

      Mathisen, Therese Fostervold; Aambø, Jenny Malene; Bratland-Sanda, Solfrid; Sundgot-Borgen, Christine; Svantorp-Tveiten, Kethe Marie Engen; Sundgot-Borgen, Jorunn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Purpose: The fitness centers are settings for health promotion, yet may serve as a stage for counterproductive figure idealization. Such idealization may take the form of a drive toward the thin, the muscular, or lean body ...
    • Elite athletes get pregnant, have healthy babies and return to sport early postpartum 

      Sundgot-Borgen, Jorunn; Sundgot-Borgen, Christine; Myklebust, Grethe; Sølvberg, Nina; Torstveit, Monica Klungland (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Objectives: To enhance knowledge on pregnancy and return to sport in the postpartum period in elite female athletes. Methods: 34 Norwegian elite athletes (33.1 years) and 34 active controls (31.5 years) were asked about ...
    • The healthy body image (HBI) intervention: Effects of a school-based cluster-randomized controlled trial with 12-months follow-up 

      Friborg, Oddgeir; Kolle, Elin; Sundgot-Borgen, Jorunn; Pettersen, Gunn; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Piran, Niva; Bratland-Sanda, Solfrid; Sundgot-Borgen, Christine; Rosenvinge, Jan H.; Engen, Kethe Marie E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      We examined the effects of the Healthy Body Image (HBI) intervention on positive embodiment and health-related quality of life among Norwegian high school students. The intervention comprised three interactive workshops, ...
    • The Healthy Body Image intervention: A school-based, cluster-randomized controlled trial in high school students 

      Sundgot-Borgen, Christine (Doctoral thesis, 2020)
      Background: Researchers have been encouraged to design and evaluate health promotive interventions specifically tailored to promote positive embodiment in adolescents because it is associated with important mental and ...
    • The impact of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown during Spring 2020 on personal trainers' working and living conditions 

      Bratland-Sanda, Solfrid; Mathisen, Therese Fostervold; Sundgot-Borgen, Christine; Sundgot-Borgen, Jorunn; Tangen, Jan Ove (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Purpose: The aim of this study was to map changes in working and living conditions of Norwegian personal trainers (PTs) during the Covid-19 lockdown spring 2020. Methods: A total of 150 PTs (mean (SD) age 35.5 (8.4) ...
    • The Norwegian healthy body image intervention promotes positive embodiment through improved self-esteem 

      Sundgot-Borgen, Christine; Stenling, Andreas; Pettersen, Gunn; Friborg, Oddgeir; Sundgot-Borgen, Jorunn; Kolle, Elin; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Svantorp-Tveiten, Kethe Marie Engen; Bratland-Sanda, Solfrid; Rosenvinge, Jan H. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      We examined both direct and indirect effects of the Healthy Body Image (HBI) intervention on positive embodiment among Norwegian high school students. In total, 2446 12th grade boys (43 %) and girls (mean age 16.8 years) ...
    • Physical activity level and sedentary time in Norwegian adolescents 

      Sundgot-Borgen, Christine (Master thesis, 2013)
      Background: Physical activity (PA) is necessary for children and adolescents to obtain a healthy development. The environment, however, facilitates the sedentary lifestyle. World health organization (WHO) defines physical ...