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Lecture 14

Lecture 14

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Western University
Kinesiology 2276F/G
J.Paige Gregson

October 15, 2012 Lecture 14- Behavioural Approaches to Increasing Physical Activity (Ch6) Objectives  Understand the goals, effectiveness, & drawbacks of Behavioural Approaches  Explain the 5 commonly used behavioural techniques  Understand & explain the intervention & general results of Duru et al. (2010) study Behavioural Approaches to Increasing Physical Activity  Teach people behavioural skills that will help them initiate and maintain an activity program Examples of Commonly Used Behavioural Techniques  Establishing an exercise contract  Goal-setting  Self-monitoring  Preventing relapse  Imagery Exercise Contract  Specifically describes amount of exercise  *** Positive reinforcer’s to be used Set SMART Goals!  Specific  Measurable  Adjustable  Realistic  Time-based Goal Setting  Short vs long term goals  Process vs performance goals  Establish plans of action that will facilitate goal achievement Self-Monitoring  Paying attention to one`s own thoughts, feelings, and behaviours Relapse Prevention  Relapse: o Failure to resume regular exercise after lapses in activity (ie relapse back to sedentary lifestyle)  Seek to prevent the abstinence violation effect- when a lapse causes the exerciser to abando
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