Personal Behavioral Modification Program Analysis

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The purpose of this paper is to introduce to the reader a personal behavioral modification program. In this paper provide the details behavioral modification programs, research on how to alter health habit, recommendations for overcoming barriers, and strategies to maintain change. Behavioral change is referred as the modification of human behavior. The target behaviors includes to increase aerobic exercise and decrease high fat food intake. The target behavior was used for this paper due to the individual’s sedentary lifestyle. Aerobic activity has many benefits, it can prolong life as well as prevent many life altering conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions. Health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are closely related to an individual’s lifestyle. As an aspiring counseling professional it is important to have empathic understand of the behavioral change process to effectively assist our future clients. Behavioral modification is an excellent tool to begin a preferred behavior. Behavioral Modification Program Regular exercise has been linked to a reduction in risk of health related diseases as well as an improvement to the overall quality of life. The possible benefits include, more …show more content…

My ultimate goal was to engage in at least 45 minutes of continuous physical activity at least 3 to 4 days a week. According to (Cooper, 2012), moderate amounts of exercise done for 30 to 45 minutes each day can reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The baseline data collected from my daily self-monitoring of the target behavior over a two week period, found that I have an extremely sedentary lifestyle. and did not perform any aerobic activity during the duration of the two week monitoring. My goal for changing this target behavior specifically relates to creating a manageable aerobic plan for a healthier

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