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The Psychology of Exercise

Sport and Exercise Psychology: BTEC L3 Sport and Exercise Science
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Alice Tocknell

on 12 August 2014

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Transcript of The Psychology of Exercise

The Psychology
of Exercise

Reasons why people exercise
Barriers to exercise
Transtheoretical model of behaviour change
Health Benefits
Weight management
Cardiovascular Risk
Mental health issues
Enjoyment
Main reason people take part in sport

Women and young people are more likely to report this as an important factor
Self-Esteem
This is a product of achieving exercise goals. When a goal is achieved the participant experiences a sense of achievement and worth in the sport. This can be also transferred into other aspect of their life.
Social Reasons
Meet new people
Socialise
Most relevant in group based exercise sessions such as exercise classes like Box-fit or Zumba.
P7: Identify three psychological factors that effect people in exercise environments

M3: Explain three psychological factors that effect people in exercise environments
Weight management
Meet new people
Socialise
Cardiovascular impact
The main reason people take part in sport
Women and young people are more likely to report this as an important factor
Mental health issues
Most relevant in group based exercise sessions such as exercise classes like Box-fit or Zumba.
This is a product of achieving exercise goals. When a goal is achieved the participant experiences a sense of achievement and worth in the sport. This can be also transferred into other aspect of their life.
Women and young people are more likely to report this as an important factor
Reasons people take part in exercise
Emotional
Fear
Shyness/Embarrassed
"not the sporty type"
Physical
Injury
Disability
Health
Age
Weight
Motivational
Needing to rest in spare time
Lack of energy
Lack of enjoyment of physical activity
Lack of commitment

Availability
Facilities
Finances
Not having friends to exercise with
Equipment
Time
A percieved barrier, not an actual barrier. An excuse!
Work/Family commitments
Barriers to exercise
Injury
Fear
Disability
Facilities
Needing to rest in spare time
Shyness/Embarrassed
Lack of energy
Finances
Lack of enjoyment of physical activity
Health
"not the sporty type"
Age
A percieved barrier, not an actual barrier. An excuse!
Weight
Work/Family commitments
Not having friends to exercise with
Lack of commitment
Equipment
Generally, men report more physical reasons than women
59% of non-exercises say lack of energy due to working commitments is a barrier
69% on inactive people state lack of time as a barrier
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