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Motivating People to Be Physically Active is a comprehensive reference describing proven methods for helping people change from inactive to active living. The behavior change methods are useful not only for healthy adults but also for individuals with chronic physical and psychological conditions. The renowned authors describe intervention programs for individuals and groups and in workplace and community settings.

This book is the first in the Physical Activity Intervention series, edited by Steven Blair. The objective of the series is to provide useful educational resources to all professionals who are interested in promoting and implementing physical activity programs to a diverse and potentially unwilling population.

In Motivating People to Be Physically Active you will learn how to
-improve motivation by understanding the key psychological principles of behavior change;

-assess your clients' physical activity patterns, readiness, motivations, and barriers;

-use a 5-stage model to measure motivational readiness for physical activity; and

-apply stage-specific strategies for individual, group, workplace, and community interventions.
In addition to exercises and various reproducible log pages and worksheets, this book has eight sample reproducible questionnaires for evaluating the effectiveness of programs. This is an essential resource for health professionals who want to improve their effectiveness as they plan, develop, implement, and evaluate physical activity programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736040648
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Physical Activity Intervention Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven N. Blair, PED, is the director of research at The Cooper Institute. Dr. Blair was the senior scientific editor of the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health in 1996 and received the Surgeon General's Medallion for his work. He is one of very few people outside the U.S. Public Health Service to receive this award.

He has served as the president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity.

Dr. Blair has two honorary doctorates, a 1994 doctor honoris causa from the Free University of Brussels and a 1996 doctor of health science from Lander University.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Theoretical Background and Tools for Measuring Motivational Readiness

Chapter 1. Description of Physical Activity Interventions

-Definitions of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitness

-Physical Activity Interventions

-The Stages of Motivational Readiness for Change Model
Chapter 2. The Stages of Motivational Readiness for Change Model

-Motivational Readiness and the Stages of Change

-Matching Treatment Strategies to Stages of Change

-Processes of Behavior Change

Chapter 3. Integrating Other Psychological Models and Theories

-Learning Theory

-Decision-Making Theory

-Behavioral Choice Theory

-Social Cognitive Theory

-Ecological Model

-Relapse Prevention Model

Chapter 4. Learning About Physical Activity Mediators

-Why Consider Mediators?

-Moderators Versus Mediators

-Mediators of Physical Activity

-Empirical Support for Mediators

Chapter 5. Evaluating and Measuring Physical Activity Mediators

-Processes of Change


-Decisional Balance

-Social Support

-Outcome Expectations


Chapter 6. Successful Physical Activity Interventions Using the Stages Model

-Imagine Action: A Community-Based Program

-Jump-Start to Health: A Workplace-Based Study

-JumpStart: A Community-Based Study

-Project Active: A Community-Based Study

Part II. Applications
Chapter 7. Assessing Physical Activity Patterns and Physical Fitness

-Tracking Physical Activity Behavior

-Fitness Assessment

-Assessing Physical Activity and Fitness in Group Settings

Chapter 8. Using the Stages Model in Individual Counseling

-Physical Readiness

-Psychological Readiness

-Confidence Is Critical for Behavior Change

-Setting Goals

-Measuring Success

Chapter 9. Using the Stages Model in Group Counseling Programs

-Leading a Stage-Based Group

-A Sample Stage-Based Curriculum From Project Active

-Assessing Whether You Met Your Objective for a Session

Chapter 10. 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

-Incentives for Participation

Chapter 11. Using the Stages Model in Community Programs

-Community Stage of 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

Appendix. Resources

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