Kinesiology 2276F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Active Transport, Weight Training, Outdoor Recreation

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Published on 12 Apr 2013
School
Western University
Department
Kinesiology
Course
Kinesiology 2276F/G
October 17, 2012
Lecture 15: Social & Environmental and Policy Approaches to
Increasing Physical Activity (Ch6)
Objectives
Understand the goals, effectiveness & drawbacks of social approaches
Understand the common goals of environmental & policy approaches
Identify the issues, effectiveness & drawbacks of policy and curriculum interventions
Identify the issues, effectiveness & drawbacks of enhancing access to facilities
Social Approaches to Increasing Physical Activity
Focus on structuring people’s social environments to help support their physical activity
endeavours
o Recognize importance of social influences
o Create new social networks and strengthen existing networks
Establishing exercise groups & buddy systems
Teaching people to ask for support
Developing telephone support systems
Using Group Support Systems
Effectiveness & Drawbacks
Effectiveness
o Can be grouped with other approaches
o More effective in certain situations
Worksite & community exercise programs vs family based programs
Drawbacks
o Success contingent on cooperation of groups
Environmental & Policy Approaches to Increasing Physical Activity
Designed to provide environmental oppourtunities, support, and cues to help people
become more physically active
Directed towards the physical & organization structures
Involve many different sectors
Based on the assumption that everyone has the ability of participating in physical
activity as long as they are motivated
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Lecture 15: social & environmental and policy approaches to. Understand the goals, effectiveness & drawbacks of social approaches. Understand the common goals of environmental & policy approaches. Identify the issues, effectiveness & drawbacks of policy and curriculum interventions. Identify the issues, effectiveness & drawbacks of enhancing access to facilities. Focus on structuring people"s social environments to help support their physical activity endeavours: recognize importance of social influences, create new social networks and strengthen existing networks. Effectiveness: can be grouped with other approaches, more effective in certain situations. Worksite & community exercise programs vs family based programs. Drawbacks: success contingent on cooperation of groups. Environmental & policy approaches to increasing physical activity. Designed to provide environmental oppourtunities, support, and cues to help people become more physically active. Directed towards the physical & organization structures. Based on the assumption that everyone has the ability of participating in physical. Involve many different sectors activity as long as they are motivated.

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