Motivating Physical Activity

Motivating Physical Activity

Motivating People to Be Physically Active, Second Edition, translates research, theories and concepts of behavioural science into a useful handbook for health professionals involved in the planning, development, implementation or evaluation of physical activity promotion programmes.

The book describes proven methods for helping people overcome sedentary behaviour and make physical activity a regular part of their lives. Motivating People to Be Physically Active, Second Edition, translates research, theories and concepts of behavioural science into a useful handbook for health professionals involved in the planning, development, implementation or evaluation of physical activity promotion programmes.

Based on the five-stage model of motivational readiness for change, this comprehensive reference will help you design intervention programmes for individuals and groups in both worksite and community settings.

This behaviour change method can be used with healthy adults as well as those with chronic physical or psychological conditions. You’ll also learn to measure and improve clients’ motivation and assess their physical activity patterns and barriers.

The second edition has been fully updated and expanded to include these features:

• An updated chapter that discusses and compares recent physical activity recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Sports Medicine and the Institute of Medicine and presents the pros and cons of the recommendations for key population

• An expanded description of the benefits of a physically active lifestyle

• Information on how technology, including accelerometers, and Web-based intervention strategies can be used in changing physical activity behaviour

Motivating People to Be Physically Active, Second Edition, contains many practical tools and ideas to assist you in programme implementation. You’ll find reproducible questionnaires, worksheets, logs and more to assist clients in their transition to active living. The book includes case studies of successful community and worksite programmes that can serve as a starting point for your own interventions and stage-specific strategies and recommendations for including and motivating all participants. The authors also provide a list of suggested readings that you can use to enhance your programmes and a list of useful Web addresses and telephone numbers of physical activity organisations are included.
With its focus on psychological and behavioural research and accessible reading style, Motivating People to Be Physically Active, Second Edition, is the essential resource for physical activity behaviour modification. In addition to allowing you to design effective intervention programmes, its many programme ideas, tips, and tools spark motivation to educate and encourage others to lead a more active and healthier lifestyle.

The book is in two sections, each containing five chapters

Part I
Theoretical Background and Tools for Measuring Motivational Readiness

• Chapter 1 Describing Physical Activity Interventions

• Chapter 2 The Stages of Motivational Readiness for Change Model
• Chapter 3 Integrating Other Psychological Theories and Models

• Chapter 4 Putting Theories to Work By Looking at Mediators of Change

• Chapter 5 Using the Stages Model for Successful Physical Activity Interventions

Part II
Applications

• Chapter 6 Assessing Physical Activity Patterns and Physical Fitness

• Chapter 7 Using the Stages Model in Individual Counseling

• Chapter 8 Using the Stages Model in Group Counseling Programmes

• Chapter 9 Using the Stages Model in Work Site Programmes

• Chapter 10 Using the Stages Model in Community Programmes

This revised edition will become an invaluable reference for health and fitness professionals, health promotion professionals, exercise physiologists, health care professionals, public health professionals, physical educators and physical activity researchers.

Motivating People to Be Physically Active-2nd Edition
Bess H. Marcus, LeighAnn Forsyth
ISBN: 978 0 7360 7247 2
Price: £25.00 (32.50 Euros)

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