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Kinesiology 2276F/G
J.Paige Gregson

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September 10, 2012 Chapter 1- Introduction to Exercise Psychology Objectives 1. Define exercise and physical activity 2. Discuss parent disciplines of exercise psychology 3. Discuss the importance of exercise psychology 4. Identify and give examples of benefits and barriers of exercise 5. Summarize findings of Netz, Zeev, Arnon, & Tenenbaum, 2008 6. Identify the historical and societal factors that facilitated exercise psychology Physical Activity vs Exercise Physical Activity- All bodily movements that cause increases in physical exertion beyond that which occurs during normal activities of daily living Exercise- A form of leisure physical activity that is undertaken in order to achieve a particular objective, such as improved appearance, improved cardiovascular fitness, or reduced stress Parent Disciplines of Exercise Psychology Psychology A field of study concerned with various mental processes people experience and use in all aspects of their lives Exercise Science The study of all aspects of sport, recreation, exercise/fitness, and rehabilitative behaviour Sister Fields of Exercise Psychology Rehabilitation Psychology Relationship between psychological factors and the physical rehabilitation process Health Psychology Psychological processes related to health and health care (eg nutrition, smoking cessation) Behavioural Medicine Interrelationships of behavioural, physical, and psychosocial factors in treatment of disease and disability Why Study Exercise Psychology?  To understand the psychological antecedents of exercise behaviour o Adoption o Adherence o Noncompliance  To understand the psychological consequences of exercise o Reduce negative and promote positive psychological/ emotional states Reasons to Exercise 1. Improved physiological health/ physical fitness 2. Enhanced physical appearance 3. Improved physiological/ emotional health & cognitive function 4. Improved social relations Bar
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