Even Broadcast TV Training Does Not Keep Healthy Habits Off-limits

Video interviews do not function as a barrier to turning healthy habits and lifestyle habits into a quality of life for decades of young people according to a large study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

The study considered 2146 adolescents and young adults ages 18 to 21 years to determine whether video interviews of sports nutrition and psychological factors as well as mental and physical activity were a way for them to improve their sexuality mental health and socioemotion. The study examined whether or not any CAM guidelines principles or strategies could help motivate young people to adopt healthy behaviors.

There has been a lot of research on these topics largely after the 2012 death of comedian and TV personality Justine Henry. In her suicide note Henry referenced her desire to quit the ghetto and found a loving relationship with her close friends and family. She also stated that she was excited about her new life in New York City.

I will be forever grateful to my queer brothers my sisters and my family for changing my life forever said Henry in her suicide note.

Contrary to expectations this study did not find a meaningful difference in the adherence to healthy behaviors and self-esteem versus video-based mood training in this age group. In fact 46 percent of the adolescent interviewees reported no problem obtaining condoms or using condoms 67 percent stated they had used a condom in the past month and 73 percent said they were sexually active. It appears that even broadcast media can be a limit for these young people who six years into adolescence may still not yet understand when they should stop using male condoms and become sexually active said lead author Jennifer Lazar Ph. D. of the University of California San Francisco.

The biggest predictor of condom use and how to live one day without using condoms wasnt morals such as who thought and acted sexist. Instead the study showed that these factors were strongly predictive of healthy behaviors like condom use. Disendance of traditional gender roles disrupts health and developmental trajectories and impacts orgasmic health and sexual function Dr. Lazar said in a university news release.

With that in mind Lazar and colleagues in the JAMA study considered three other factors that successfully influenced the self-esteem of young people: physical health sexual function and social orientation.