VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
Empowering College Students Through Peer-to-Peer Health Promotion
Previous investigations have observed significant correlations between (a) the regular practice of physical activity and (b) health promotion of physical and mental health in clients across the lifespan. Such trends of scientific observations seem to gain added relevance among groups with a preponderance of health issues such as: overweight and obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, stress, depression, anxiety, and addictions (Blair et al., 1989, 1996; Chan, Anderson, & Lau, 2003; Faulkner & Taylor, 2005; Levitsky, Halbmaier, & Mrdjenovic, 2004; McAuley, & Courneya, 1993; Monteiro, Jeremic, & Budden, 2010; Nelson, Story, Larson, Neumark-Sztainer, & Lytle, 2008; Potteiger, 2011).