Physical Activity Interventions

Stuart J. H. Biddle and Trish Gorely

in The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199731763
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Physical Activity Interventions

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Physical activity is a key behavior in modern public health and is a topic of great concern to governments and health agencies. Psychologists can contribute to a better understanding of physical activity behavior by studying and explaining factors associated with participation in physical activity and interventions to change such behaviors. This chapter outlines the evidence on correlates for physical activity across the age span, what mediators might be important for behavior change, and what current evidence on interventions is available to guide thinking on behavior change.

Keywords: Exercise; intervention; mediator; correlates; behavioral epidemiology

Article.  11387 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Health Psychology

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