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ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise / Edition 1

ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise / Edition 1

by American College of Sports Medicine


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ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise / Edition 1

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This practical text provides the theoretical foundation of behavior change and then offers specific strategies, tools, and methods you can use to motivate and inspire your clients to be active, exercise, and stay healthy. 

Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and written by a team of leading experts in exercise science and motivation, the book provides step-by-step instructions to help fitness/health professionals and students master client motivation techniques.  

  • Access practical resources you can use immediately on the job with forms, checklists, charts, worksheets, etc. in each chapter’s From the Practical Toolbox sections.
  • Stay on top of the latest research in the field with Evidence sections that support the text’s recommendations.
  • Master a wide range of client-motivation techniques through Step-by-Step applications.
  • See the text’s recommendations in action in real-world settings through engaging Case Scenarios.
  • Improve your retention of important information through Concept Overviews that briefly set the stage for each chapter and Take-Home Messages that highlight key points.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451132113
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Edition description: First
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 385,500
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Contributors ix

Reviewers xi

Chapter 1 Why Do People Change Physical Activity Behavior? 1

Chapter 2 Assessing Your Client's Physical Activity Behavior, Motivation, and Individual Resources 39

Chapter 3 Building Skills to Promote Physical Activity 71

Chapter 4 Building Motivation: How Ready Are You? 103

Chapter 5 Communication Skills to Elicit Physical Activity Behavior Change: How to Talk to the Client 129

Chapter 6 How to Deliver Physical Activity Messages 153

Chapter 7 Influencing Policy and Environments to Promote Physical Activity Behavior Change 191

Chapter 8 Promoting Physical Activity Behavior Change: Population Considerations 205

Chapter 9 Evaluating Physical Activity Behavior Change Programs and Practices 237

Chapter 10 Professional Practice and Practical Tips for the Application of Behavioral Strategies for the Physical Activity Practitioner 263

Index 275

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