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Motivating People to Be Physically Active

ISBN-10: 0736072470
ISBN-13: 9780736072472
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 9/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

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).

Series Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
Theoretical Background and Tools for Measuring Motivational Readiness
Describing Physical Activity Interventions
Physical Activity Recommendations
Definitions of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitness
Physical Activity Interventions
Theoretical Models
Motivational Readiness for Behavior Change
Conclusion
The Stages of Motivational Readiness for Change Model
Motivational Readiness and the Stages of Change
Match Treatment Strategies to Stages of Change
Processes of Behavior Change
Conclusion
Integrating Other Psychological Theories and Models
Learning Theory
Decision-Making Theory
Behavioral Choice Theory
Social Cognitive Theory
Ecological Model
Relapse Prevention Model
Conclusion
Putting Theories to Work by Looking at Mediators of Change
Consider Mediators of Physical Activity Behavior Change
Factors That Enhance Physical Activity
Unlock the "Black Box"
Conclusion
Using the Stages Model for Successful Physical Activity Interventions
Imagine Action: A Community-Based Program
Jump Start to Health: A Workplace-Based Study
Jump Start: A Community-Based Study
Project Active: A Community-Based Study
Project STRIDE: A Community-Based Study
Step Into Motion: A Community-Based Study
Conclusion
Applications
Assessing Physical Activity Patterns and Physical Fitness
Discovering Patterns of Physical Activity Behavior
Determining Intensity Level
Tracking Physical Activity Behavior
Assessing Fitness
Assessing Physical Activity and Fitness in Group Settings
Conclusion
Using the Stages Model in Individual Counseling
Physical Readiness
Physical Activity History
Psychological Readiness
Confidence
Set Short- and Long-Term Goals
Measure Success
Conclusion
Using the Stages Model in Group Counseling Programs
Leading a Stage-Based Group
Learning From a Sample Stage-Based Curriculum
Assessing Your Effectiveness as a Leader
Conclusion
Using the Stages Model in Work Site Programs
Building Support for Your Program
Assessing Motivational Readiness
Choosing Your Target Audience
Reaching Your Target Audience
Developing Stage-Matched Materials
Focusing on Moderate-Intensity Activity
Planning Events
Adding Incentives for Participation
Conclusion
Using the Stages Model in Community Programs
Assessing the Community's Readiness for Change
Reaching Individuals Within a Community
Developing Stage-Matched Messages
Using a Media-Based Approach to Reach Your Target Audience
Working With Community Leaders to Reach Your Target Audience
Conclusion
Questionnaires
Resources
References
Index
About the Authors

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