Factors That Affect The Willingness To Exercise

August 2, 2006

exerc.jpg The BIG E for exercise… you may like to do it but majority resort to too many excuses NOT to do IT!  One recent study caught my attention which looked at the MINDset and the patient’s willingness to exercise and to determine what factors affect this decision.

This study was conducted by the Harvard researchers and their analysis showed that among the 274 middle aged adults at risk of developing diabetes… those who were thinner and more confident in their ability to be active with lower stress and anxiety levels and depression were the ones more likely to exercise. 

The study is very important in the sense that coping mechanisms to stress and the determination of any depression should be addressed by the health care professionals as these may be factors that may help patients lead active lives.

Beat The Stress…Let’s Exercise!

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3 Responses to “Factors That Affect The Willingness To Exercise”

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    This just means that for obese people who need to really exercise, the will should be firmer and the discipline more stringent to achieve the desired goals.


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