Archive for January, 2010

Episode 12 – Action Planning

Multiple goal strategies – including the development of Process, Performance, and Outcome goals – positively influence the actions people take. Moreover, goals consistent with core beliefs and values give action purpose and meaning. The strength of this planning is the activation of a here and now focus needed to initiate and maintain physical activity/health behavior […]

Episode 11 – The Bicycle Makes the Eyes Smile

Psychophysical well-being and the Italian concepts of sfogarsi (psychological release), stare bene (a sense of overall well-being), and reintegrare (to make whole again). The objective of this episode is to encourage you to seek out and put effort toward physical activities that promote psychophysical well-being. References Whitaker, E.D. (2005). The bicycle makes the eyes smile: […]

Episode 10 – Authentic Happiness through Physical Activity

Positive psychology (the scientific study of happiness) and the relationship to physical activity through living pleasant, engaged, and meaningful lives. References Cherubini, J. (2009). Positive psychology and quality physical education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 80(7), 42-47, 51. Maddux, J.E. (1997). Habit, health, and happiness. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 19, 331-346. […]

Episode 9 – Empowerment and Healthy Behavior

Factors influencing individual empowerment. Connecting our behaviors and the outcomes in our lives, being in control, and influencing what happens to us. References Koelen, M.A. & Lindstrom, B. (2005). Making healthy choices easy choices: the role of empowerment, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59(S1), S10-S16.

Episode 8 – Motivation and Self-Determined Behavior

Continuum of motivation levels from amotivation to extrinsic motivation to intrinsic motivation with a focus on self-determined behavior. References Cherubini, J. (2005). Motivation. In Levinson, D. & Christensen, K. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of World Sport. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group. Kilpatrick, M., Hebert, E., & Jacobsen, D. (2002). Physical activity motivation: A practitioner’s guide to […]

Episode 7 – Intentional Development and Lifelong Physical Activity

Multi-theoretical approach to guide the adoption, maintenance, and adherence of lifelong physical activity. References Cherubini, J. (2009). Intentional development: A model to guide lifelong physical activity. The Physical Educator, 66(4), 197-208.

Episode 6 – Resistance to Exercise

Ecological approach to analyzing physical activity and exercise behavior patterns. References Cherubini, J. (2008). Adult African American women’s perspectives on influences that affect their physical activity involvement. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance, Journal of Research, 2, 84-96. McElroy, M. (2002). Resistance to exercise: A social analysis of inactivity. Champaign, IL: […]

Episode 5 – Readiness for Change

Stages of change model of health behavior change which can be used to understand our readiness for change in adopting, increasing, and/or maintaining a physically active lifestyle. References Ciccomascolo, L., & Riebe, D. (2006). Setting the stage for physical activity for secondary students. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 77(9), 34-39. Ciccomascolo, L., & […]

Episode 4 – Principles of Physical Conditioning & Training

Training principles applicable to developing a health related fitness program. References Martens, R. (2004). Successful Coaching 3rd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Episode 3 – American College of Sports Medicine Recommendations

Physical activity recommendations for adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association including the frequency, intensity, time, and type of training for developing cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and optimal body composition. References Haskell, W.L., Lee, I., Pate, R.R., Powell, K.E., Blair, S.N., Franklin, B.A., et al. (2007). […]

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