Changing Eating and Exercise Behaviour: A Handbook for Professionals / Edition 1

Changing Eating and Exercise Behaviour: A Handbook for Professionals / Edition 1

by Paula Hunt, M. Hillsdon, Melvyn Hillsdon
     
 

Helping clients to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle involves not only the ability to give accurate and up to date advice but also the skills to motivate clients to act upon such advice. Information alone is often ineffective and approaches that consider the individual’s motivation and readiness to change are necessary if interventions are to be

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Overview

Helping clients to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle involves not only the ability to give accurate and up to date advice but also the skills to motivate clients to act upon such advice. Information alone is often ineffective and approaches that consider the individual’s motivation and readiness to change are necessary if interventions are to be successful.

Changing Eating and Exercise Behaviour offers health and fitness professionals clear and comprehensive advice on how to help clients achieve results. It details the core qualities and skills needed by the professional, provides guidance on interviewing styles, assesses the methods of change which can be employed and proposes a model for effective intervention.

Based on a combination of scientific evidence and practical clinical experience, this informative book will prove invaluable to those seeking to maximise their efforts and bring about long-term changes in their clients’ dietary and exercise behaviour.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632039272
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/26/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Paula Hunt is a nutritionist and state registered dietitian with wide experience in health promotion in primary care and the community. She is currently and independent consultant in nutrition and communication.

Melvyn Hillsdon is a rational emotive behaviour therapist who is currently working as a research assistant within the Health Promotion Sciences Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Table of Contents

Preface.

PART ONE: THEORY.

Chapter 1. A Role for Professionals.

Chapter 2. The Case for Change.

Chapter 3. Achieving Change.

Chapter 4. A Model for Change.

PART TWO: A FRAMEWORK.

Chapter 5. Practitioner Qualities.

Chapter 6. Structuring Sessions.

Chapter 7. Getting Started.

PART THREE: PRACTICE.

Chapter 8. Helping the Precontemplator.

Chapter 9. Helping the Contemplator.

Chapter 10. Preparing for Action.

Chapter 11. Taking Action.

Chapter 12. Maintaining Change.

Chapter 13. When Maintenance Fails.

Chapter 14. Weight Management.

References.

Glossary.

Appendices.

Index.

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