Abstract Motivational Strategies and stages of changes are applied to physical exercise by creating a potential successful psychological route into a client’s mind, show them how to get there and then how to keep making goals. One key theory that best describes these changes is the Behavior Modification Theory. It is based on the assumption that behavior is learned and can be changed by modifying the antecedents and consequences (Howley, Edward. 04/2012). This applies for exercise by understanding the underlying reason that someone does not practice good exercise habits, or just do not believe in it. The transtheoretical model is based off of five stages of change, Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, and Maintenance.
I want you to continue to enjoy your life but I also want to help you improve your health so that you are able to live a longer and healthier life. Start by making small adjustments. If you want to snack while watching sports, let us find some healthier alternatives of snacks for you. If you can’t exercise for 30 minutes straight try breaking it into two fifteen minute sessions. If you don’t like walking, try riding a bike, or work outside in the yard.
My workout habits are the behavior that I plan to change. I always want to workout because I know it makes me feel better in many different ways but I can always find an excuse as to why I should not, or cannot go. My specific goal related to this behavior is that I want to spend at least one hour, five days a week doing a combination of cardio and lifting weights. Through doing this, I want to sleep better, increase my mood, increase my energy, feel more physically fit and improve my memory. Some barriers I see to reaching this goal are not having enough time because of homework and studying, feeling too tired, and wanting to hangout with friends instead of going to the gym.
I strongly value my health and believe that health is our greatest form of wealth. When one lives a healthy lifestyle, it means more opportunities to explore the world, build families, achieving anything the heart desires and conquering personal goals. The behavior change philosophy fits my personal philosophy of health education the most because it involves goal setting, behavioral contracts and self-monitoring to help foster the modification of an unhealthy habit. The behavior change philosophy is very important because change is a process, not an event. Self-efficacy and motivation are key factors in successful behavior changes.
Task Force Project- Applying Theory Applying any behavioral theory to elevate the behaviors of health has many barriers when developing an intervention. When making decisions in regards to the main goal of the intervention, the target audience need to be kept in mind. There are several theoretical approaches that address the needs of specific behavior that need to be completely changed or modified.
For the introduction, the article tells the readers that regular participation in physical activities is considered to be rudimentary expansion of desirable levels of motor and metabolic
For the “Let’s Do This” program focused on reducing and controlling childhood obesity and adult onset of type II diabetes in Point Mar, an instructional strategy – lecture, quiz, games, and brain storming will be utilized. This is based on the Social Cognitive Theory applied to health behavior, which is an evidenced based approach (DiClemente, Salazar, & Crosby, 2013). The reason for utilizing this strategy is that this approach is based on behavioral adaptations that will improve health within the community. In addition, the five key constructs of the social cognitive theory are; knowledge, perceived self-efficacy, outcome expectations, goal formation, and socio-structural factors (DiClemente, Salazar, & Crosby, 2013). Another reason is that this strategy is a multi-level intervention approach that is aimed at the individual and his immediate social environment (DiClemente, Salazar, & Crosby, 2013), which plays a huge role in the incidence of Childhood Obesity in Vista County, which “Let’s Do This” is striving
A person should have an average of 60 minutes of physical activity a day in order to lead a healthy and fit life. We should all strive to work towards getting off the couch and reducing screen-time to lead less sedentary lives. This, in fact, encourages weight loss. The Ministries of Education in both Canada and U.S.A should revise the health curriculum to emphasise more on healthy eating and healthy body image to empower youth about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle. To reverse the obesity epidemic, community efforts should focus on supporting healthy eating and active living in a variety of settings.
Measures Using Bandura’s SE measurement guidelines (2006) and the exercise-self efficacy scale (ESES) McAuley et al. (2003), which focused on sustained aerobic exercise behaviour of formally sedentary adults, will be adapted to measure persistence. This will involve magnitude (I can turn up the gym three times per week); strength (I feel 0-100% certain I can turn up three times per week) and generality (I can go for one run a week outside). Persistence will also be measured objectively using attendance records. Measurements of self-determined motivation will be gathered using the Behavioural Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire-2 (BREQ-2) (Markland, 2000).
n Mini Habits, Stephen Guise talks about his personal experience with his first mini habit, “the golden push-up” (Stephen Guise, 2013, p.13). This book is structured into seven major parts that will help you “permanently add healthy, habitual behaviors to your life” (Guise, 2013, p.4) using one simple step at a time. This paper will review my explanation of book selection, identification of motivational topics, professional corroboration or contradiction, and my personal impact. Book Selection There is no specific explanation for my book selection.
the outcome of obesity. Motivational Interviewing is” a directive person-centered approach designed to explore ambivalence and activate motivation for change” (Christi & Channon, 2014, p. 381). The authors continued that the fundamental approach to Motivational Interviewing is to communicate to patients that they have the right to make no change, but encourages patients to consider solutions to the problem at hand, collaborating with their healthcare provider to achieve the goal (Christi & Channon, 2014). Understanding that it is “the patient’s journey as they decide where to go and how to get there” (Christi & Channon, 2014, p. 381). Theoretical Perspective Adult and adolescent obesity, and weight gain are often a self-control issue, and
To have a good plan in health and behavioral change it is necessary to recognize the ethics involved in health interventions and be familiar with the ethics framework for public health action, understand the importance of planning models to guide the program planning process, describe the PRECEDE-PROCEED planning model and describe the phases and steps of program planning to guide the approach to health behavior change interventions. Planning must be a systematic process of inquiry that respects and engages key stakeholders from the very beginning and recognizes that individuals and communities deserve better than
For instance, someone may have a strong opinion about losing weight, but if it means eating healthy, balanced meals, the individual may decide against food change due to potential financial ramification and choose rigorous exercise as an alternative to losing weight. However, studies have established that in most cases, pointing out inconsistencies between attitudes and behavior can readdress such behavior (Helper & Albarracin, 2013). In the case of losing weight, showing that not eating healthy, balanced meals are detrimental to physical and mental health may sway individuals to reexamine their behavior to reflect their attitudes. Social and behavioral psychology have conducted extensive research on the relationship between attitude and behavior (Hogg & Cooper, 2007). Decisively, the more psychologists understand the relationship between behavior and attitude and the factors influencing both; the more accurately they can treat mental disorders and contribute to a meaningful social
Getting fit through an established exercise regimen is perhaps one of the most frequent resolutions made every New Year. Some went on to achieve this resolution, while the majority experienced difficulties in following through with their exercise resolutions. However, a study that has been published in Heart Association’s Circulation indicated that middle-aged people can reverse the side effects brought about by their sedentary lifestyle by devoting two years of performing a regimen composed of aerobic exercises, which were created to fortify the heart and other muscles and aid the body in effectively using oxygen. A Sedentary Poison Study lead author Benjamin D. Levine reminded that the muscle in the heart's left ventricle, the part that provides oxygen-fueled blood back to the body, will stiffen through sedentary aging.