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Applied Health Fitness Psychology PDF

Applied Health Fitness Psychology PDF

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    Applied Health Fitness Psychology considers behavioral issues regarding exercise and nutrition using a research-to-practice approach. This comprehensive text explains how health fitness psychology has emerged from other parent disciplines to become a wide-ranging discipline that can be addressed in various exercise, fitness, and health settings, allowing both current and future professionals to assist their patients or clients in adopting healthier lifestyles.

    Applied Health Fitness Psychology uses contributions from sport and exercise psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, exercise science, sports medicine, and behavioral medicine to provide a scientific basis for presenting strategies for behavior change. Unique to this text is a critical consideration of cultural, spiritual, and religious components as a factor in initiating and maintaining exercise behavior. The evidence-based approach will help readers use techniques and interventions that promote positive changes among various populations.

    Students will grasp the scope of this emerging field by studying the following topics:

    • The theoretical foundation of health behavior change and motivational theories

    • Physical, cognitive, and motivational obstacles to adopting a healthy lifestyle

    • Use of cognitive and behavioral strategies and interventions to promote exercise adherence, set goals, and improve fitness and exercise performance

    • Steps that will help students become professionals in health fitness psychology

    • Considerations in working with special populations, such as older adults, pregnant women, individuals recovering from injuries, and individuals with chronic conditions or dysfunctional eating behaviors

    Chapter objectives at the start and a summary, review of key concepts, and student activity at the end of each chapter help students and instructors stay focused on understanding the main concepts and putting this information into practice. Highlight boxes, tables, and figures throughout the book keep readers engaged with the material. From Research to Real World sidebars show students how the information in the text can be used in multiple professions and illustrate the many applications for health fitness psychology in today’s society. For instructors, Applied Health Fitness Psychology includes online access to a presentation package and test package.

    While modifying a person’s—or a culture’s—disdain for exercise will not happen quickly, Applied Health Fitness Psychology equips aspiring and practicing professionals working in a variety of health, fitness, and allied health fields with strategies to help people make the shift to more active and healthy lifestyles.

    Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education course and exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes all the course materials and exam.

    Part I. Theoretical Foundations of Health Fitness Psychology

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Applied Health Fitness Psychology

    Psychological Benefits of Exercise

    Physical Benefits of Exercise

    Motives for Exercising

    Why We Keep Our Unhealthy Habits

    Challenges of Changing Health Behavior

    Defining Applied Health Fitness Psychology

    History of Applied Health Fitness Psychology



    Chapter 2. Psychological Motivation Theories

    Motivation Defined

    Sources of Motivation

    Achievement Motivation Theory

    Achievement Goal Theory

    Goal Orientation Theory

    Competence Motivation Theory

    Deci’s Cognitive Evaluation Theory

    Self-Determination Theory

    Attribution Theory

    Weiner’s Attribution Model



    Chapter 3. Theories and Models of Exercise Behavior

    Health Belief Model

    Theories of Reasoned Action and Planned Behavior

    Self-Efficacy Theory

    Transtheoretical Model

    Relapse Prevention Model

    Deterrence Theory

    Drugs in Sport Deterrence Model



    Part II. Factors That Influence Health Behavior

    Chapter 4. Barriers to Positive Health Behavior

    Causes of Self-Destructive Behaviors

    Obstacles to Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle

    Exercise Barriers and Sources of Negative Attitudes

    Mental and Psychological Barriers

    Health Behavior Intervention Research

    Four Components of Health Behavior Change



    Chapter 5. Personal Factors

    Personality Traits as Predictors of Health Behavior

    Orientations, Styles, and Exercise Adherence

    Behavioral Tendencies



    Chapter 6. Situational and Environmental Factors

    Social Support of Exercise Habits

    Fitness Coaching for Exercise Participation

    Situational Factors That Promote Physical Activity

    Environmental Factors That Promote Physical Activity

    Job Incentives That Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices



    Chapter 7. Cultural, Religious, and Spiritual Components

    Health Care in Multicultural Populations

    Religious Community and Health Habits

    Contradictions Between Religious Practice and Unhealthy Living

    Health Benefits of Religiousness and Spirituality



    Part III. Strategies for Health Behavior Interventions

    Chapter 8. Exercise Adherence and Compliance

    Reasons for Exercise Participation

    Perceived Exercise Barriers

    Defining Adherence and Compliance

    Measuring Adherence

    Developing an Exercise Habit

    Steps to Achieving Exercise Adherence

    Mental Barriers to Exercise Adherence

    Weiner’s Attribution Model Applied to Exercise Adherence



    Chapter 9. Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies

    Interventions, Treatments, and Strategies

    Cognitive Strategies

    Behavioral Strategies

    Exercise Programs and Interventions

    Applying Motivation Theory



    Chapter 10. Fitness Goal Setting and Leadership

    Direction and Quality of Behavior

    Goals and Personality

    Performance and Outcome Goals

    Goal-Setting Guidelines in Exercise Settings

    Strategies for Fitness Coaches and Personal Trainers



    Part IV. Professional Considerations

    Chapter 11. Fitness Consulting With Special Populations

    Older Adults

    Injury Rehabilitation Patients

    Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Patients

    Pregnant Women

    People With Diabetes

    People With Physical and Mental Disabilities

    People With Chronic Conditions

    Cancer Patients

    Cultural Differences



    Chapter 12. Dysfunctional Eating Behaviors

    Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders

    Emotional Eating

    Body Dissatisfaction

    Multidisciplinary Approach to Combating Eating Disorders

    Strategies for Obesity Management

    Weight Maintenance



    Chapter 13. Professional Organizations and Ethics

    Professional Organizations


    Employment Opportunities

    Professional Ethics



    Mark H. Anshel, PhD, is a professor in the department of health and human performance with a joint appointment in the psychology department at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. He is the author of more than 135 research publications, four fitness books, and multiple editions of the text Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice. His research since 2007 has concerned the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral model on exercise participation and adherence called the Disconnected Values Model. Anshel is recognized as an international leader in providing evidence-based programs and linking research with practice in the areas of exercise and fitness psychology and sport psychology.

    Over the course of his career, Anshel has gained hands-on experience consulting with more than 3,000 clients on healthy habits, particularly the use of exercise. His practical career experience began with seven years as a fitness director in community recreation. From 2000 to 2002 Anshel served as a performance coach at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Florida, where he provided corporate clients with a cognitive-behavioral program on replacing unhealthy habits with more desirable lifestyle routines. He also served as a performance consultant and researcher related to improving wellness and coping skills with the Murfreesboro Police Department from 2005 to 2011.

    In 2009, Anshel was awarded the Distinguished Research Scholar Award from Middle Tennessee State University. Anshel is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 47, Exercise and Sport Psychology). He is the founder and director of the Middle Tennessee State University Employee Health and Wellness Program, which received grant funding of $130,000 over two years. Anshel also served for 10 years on the editorial board of the Journal of Sport Behavior.

    In his free time, Anshel enjoys jogging, writing on health-related topics, and reading current events and health-related research. He resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

    “With its easy-to-understand style, this book can be useful as a firm building block for students looking to further their studies in a related field in exercise psychology.”

    Doody’s Book Review (5-star review)

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Test package. Includes more than 340 true-or-false, multiple-choice, and short-answer questions.

    Presentation package. Includes more than 230 PowerPoint text slides that highlight material from the text, which instructors can use for class discussion and demonstration. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly in PowerPoint or can be printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides as well as search for images based on key words.