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Helping Your Clients and Patients Take Ownership over their Exercise: Fostering Exercise Adoption, Adherence and Associated Well-Being

By Jemma Edmunds, Nikos Ntoumanis and Joan L Duda

Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: • This feature article emphasizes the need for physical activity and exercise interventions to be developed and delivered in accordance with psychological theory. Pulling from a contemporary theory of human motivation called Self-determination Theory, this article demonstrates how delivering an exercise message, consultation, or program in an autonomy-supportive, well-structured, and interpersonally involved way may benefit participants' attempts to become and stay more active. Practical strategies that may be used by a health and fitness professional to create an autonomy-supportive, well-structured, and interpersonally involved exercise environment also are presented

Topics: GV Recreation Leisure
Publisher: American College of Sports Medicine
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bham.ac.uk:351

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