A Discussion on Exercise Adherence
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in Chinese; abstract in English only.
Almost everyone would agree that regular physical activity is good for mind, body, and spirit. Why then is it so difficult for many people to commit to an exercise programme? Dishman (1982) stated that 50% of the individuals who begin an exercise programme discontinue it within 6 months. This 6-months period is critical to a continuing programme that encourages an active lifestyle. The participants' reasons for dropping out of programmes are many, such as the time is not right, the place is inconvenient, family and work responsibilities interfere, the exercise programme is too hard or no fun etc. Health and fitness professionals must examine all the factors of individual differences to plan programmes for adherence.
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