This feature article emphasizes the need for physical activity and exercise interventions to be developed and delivered in accordance with psychological theory. Pulling from a contemporary theory of human motivation called Self-determination Theory, this article demonstrates how delivering an exercise message, consultation, or program in an autonomy-supportive, well-structured, and interpersonally involved way may benefit participants' attempts to become and stay more active. Practical strategies that may be used by a health and fitness professional to create an autonomy-supportive, well-structured, and interpersonally involved exercise environment also are presented.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2009|
- Psychological Need Satisfaction
- Exercise Motivation
- Autonomy Support
- Interpersonal Involvement