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Behavior Modification Lesson 1: The importance of the following will be explained: Barriers to Change, Motivation, Goal Setting utilizing the SMART Goal principles, and Stress Management. Although most Americans understand the advantages to leading a healthy lifestyle, the majority still choose not to participate in one. In 2005, less than fifty percent of the adult in the United States had the recommended amount of physical activity. Lesson 2: The most common barriers for change in lifestyle include: procrastination, pre- conditioned cultural beliefs, gratification, risk complacency, complexity, indifference, helplessness, rationalization, illusions of invincibility. Lack of motivation is a key factor in procrastination Preconditioned cultural beliefs is the idea that we are products of our environment, our
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Unformatted text preview: culture, and physical surroundings Ex: in the US, people usually drive everywhere so riding bikes, as is done in Europe, is considered strange. People prefer instant gratification to long term benefits. Complexity too much work to adhere to a healthy lifestyle To initiate change, take it one step at a time. Health is in our genes. 84% of leading causes of death in US are preventable Monitoring lifestyle habits with a log will help beat self-defeating behaviors.beat self-defeating behaviors. Illusions of invincibility people believing unhealthy behaviors wont harm them. The earlier you start in life with good habits, the longer your life will be....
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course LFIT 102 taught by Professor Shruthicharkurakur during the Spring '11 term at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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