Title

Appropriate use of Stationary Exercycles in the Natural Environment: The Failure of Instructions and Goal Setting to Appreciably Modify Exercise Patterns in Sedentary Middle-Aged Adults on a Home-Based Individualized Exercise Program

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1985

Keywords

efficacy of written instruction & lecture & goal setting, attainment of weight loss with stationary exercycles, moderately overweight 26–52 yr olds

Abstract

Assessed the efficacy of written instructions plus lecture and goal setting on the use of stationary exercycles for weight loss with 16 moderately overweight (15–30%) Ss (aged 26–52 yrs). Results indicate that instructions and lectures on appropriate usage of the exercycle were ineffective in promoting aerobic use by the Ss. Reasons for this failure to use the cycles appropriately are suggested, including Ss' lack of motivation due to boredom.

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Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

The Behavioral Therapist, v. 8, issue 9, p. 187-188

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