Motivating People to Be Physically Active - 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-29
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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This new edition is a comp-ehensive reference describing proven methods for helping people change from being inactive to active living. New features include how technology can be used in changing physical activity behaviour, how the counselling process can be very helpful for the practitioner and the addition of a resources guide for exercise behaviour change videos and discussion of accelerometers. The reader will learn to use a 5-stage model to measure motivational readiness for physical activity as well as leaming how to apply stage-specific strategies for individual, group, wmplace and community interventions. Also featured in this new edition is a description of the benefits obtained from a physically active lifestyle and a section on 'Physical Activity Recommendations', with updated references and discussions of the pros and cons of the recommendations for key populations (e.g. children, eklerly and obese).

Table of Contents

Series Prefacep. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Theoretical Background and Tools for Measuring Motivational Readinessp. 1
Describing Physical Activity Interventionsp. 3
Physical Activity Recommendationsp. 4
Definitions of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitnessp. 6
Physical Activity Interventionsp. 8
Theoretical Modelsp. 9
Motivational Readiness for Behavior Changep. 10
Conclusionp. 10
The Stages of Motivational Readiness for Change Modelp. 11
Motivational Readiness and the Stages of Changep. 12
Match Treatment Strategies to Stages of Changep. 15
Processes of Behavior Changep. 16
Conclusionp. 20
Integrating Other Psychological Theories and Modelsp. 21
Learning Theoryp. 22
Decision-Making Theoryp. 25
Behavioral Choice Theoryp. 26
Social Cognitive Theoryp. 28
Ecological Modelp. 29
Relapse Prevention Modelp. 30
Conclusionp. 32
Putting Theories to Work by Looking at Mediators of Changep. 35
Consider Mediators of Physical Activity Behavior Changep. 36
Factors That Enhance Physical Activityp. 38
Unlock the "Black Box"p. 46
Conclusionp. 4
Using the Stages Model for Successful Physical Activity Interventionsp. 49
Imagine Action: A Community-Based Programp. 50
Jump Start to Health: A Workplace-Based Studyp. 52
Jump Start: A Community-Based Studyp. 54
Project Active: A Community-Based Studyp. 55
Project STRIDE: A Community-Based Studyp. 56
Step Into Motion: A Community-Based Studyp. 56
Conclusionp. 57
Applicationsp. 59
Assessing Physical Activity Patterns and Physical Fitnessp. 61
Discovering Patterns of Physical Activity Behaviorp. 62
Determining Intensity Levelp. 63
Tracking Physical Activity Behaviorp. 65
Assessing Fitnessp. 73
Assessing Physical Activity and Fitness in Group Settingsp. 77
Conclusionp. 78
Using the Stages Model in Individual Counselingp. 79
Physical Readinessp. 80
Physical Activity Historyp. 82
Psychological Readinessp. 82
Confidencep. 89
Set Short- and Long-Term Goalsp. 90
Measure Successp. 91
Conclusionp. 108
Using the Stages Model in Group Counseling Programsp. 109
Leading a Stage-Based Groupp. 110
Learning From a Sample Stage-Based Curriculump. 115
Assessing Your Effectiveness as a Leaderp. 118
Conclusionp. 128
Using the Stages Model in Work Site Programsp. 129
Building Support for Your Programp. 131
Assessing Motivational Readinessp. 131
Choosing Your Target Audiencep. 132
Reaching Your Target Audiencep. 133
Developing Stage-Matched Materialsp. 134
Focusing on Moderate-Intensity Activityp. 135
Planning Eventsp. 135
Adding Incentives for Participationp. 136
Conclusionp. 146
Using the Stages Model in Community Programsp. 147
Assessing the Community's Readiness for Changep. 149
Reaching Individuals Within a Communityp. 151
Developing Stage-Matched Messagesp. 152
Using a Media-Based Approach to Reach Your Target Audiencep. 154
Working With Community Leaders to Reach Your Target Audiencep. 156
Conclusionp. 166
Questionnairesp. 167
Resourcesp. 177
Referencesp. 181
Indexp. 193
About the Authorsp. 199
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