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Running head: EXERCISING TO A CHANGE Exercising to a Change Robert Jernigan Increase Physical Activity – Promote Healthier Lifestyle April 15, 2018 HLTH 2000 – M,W 2:00 P.M. Dr. Chaney
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Running head: EXERCISING TO A CHANGE BACKGROUND : For my Behavioral Change Project, I chose to take the past 6 weeks and change my weekly habits of exercising & becoming more physically active and to eat healthies to live an overall healthier lifestyle. I am person who regularly goes to the ECU Health Science Rec Center to work out, but I wanted to take advantage of this project and develop a more strict weekly gym workout plan, schedule of which days and time I will go to the gym. I wanted to designate three- four days a week to weight lifting at the gym and also, two-three days each week designated towards cardio exercises; like going on a run through the grid or utilizing the treadmill at the Rec Center when weather restricts. I have been participating in weight lifting and cardio exercises since my Freshman year of high school, but since I got to college my time-management between schoolwork, my job, social life and everything else going on, it made having a strict weekly gym schedule difficult. I have tried in the past to change this behavior and develop more intense workouts during my gym visits and a better time-management schedule for schoolwork, gym, etc., but I would always end up not continuing it for more than a week or two. I took this project as an opportunity to finally develop and implement my behavioral change and make it more of a habit to continue the behaviors in the future after the project. RESEARCH: “In “Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendations for Adults,” the American College of Sports Medicine and American Heart Association recommended that adults do moderate-intensity cardio or aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes on five or more days a week, or vigorous-intensity cardio or aerobic for at least 20 minutes on 3 or more days a week” (BachelorsDegree, p. 1). It is obvious that majority of students that were physically active in high school for sports teams, extracurricular activities or even just for personal benefits, reduce their
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