Applied Health Fitness Psychology considers behavioural issues regarding exercise and nutrition using a research to practice approach. This comprehensive text explains how health fitness psychology has developed into a wide-ranging discipline that can be used in various exercise, fitness and health settings, allowing both current and future practitioners to assist their patients or clients in adopting healthier lifestyles. It uses contributions from sport and exercise psychology, counselling and clinical psychology, exercise science and sports medicine to provide a scientific basis for presenting strategies for behavioural change. While changing a person's disdain for exercise will not happen quickly, Applied Health Fitness Psychology equips aspiring and practicing with strategies to help people make the shift to more active and healthy lifestyles. This book is suitable for helping people make the shift to more active and healthy lifestyles.
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 and four fitness books.
Part I: Theoretical Foundations of Health Fitness Psychology; Chapter 1. Introduction to Applied Health Fitness Psychology; Chapter 2. Psychological Motivation Theories; Chapter 3. Theories and Models of Exercise Behavior; Part II: Factors That Influence Health Behavior; Chapter 4. Barriers to Positive Health Behavior; Chapter 5. Personal Factors; Chapter 6. Situational and Environmental Factors; Chapter 7. Cultural, Religious, and Spiritual Components; Part III: Strategies for Health Behavior Interventions; Chapter 8. Exercise Adherence and Compliance; Chapter 9. Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies; Chapter 10. Fitness Goal Setting and Leadership; Part IV: Professional Considerations; Chapter 11. Fitness Consulting With Special Populations; Chapter 12. Dysfunctional Eating Behaviors; Chapter 13. Professional Organizations and Ethics.