Study Confirms Value of Behavior Changing Interventions
A University of Missouri study found that behavior changing interventions are the best way to increase physical activity levels.
According to the researchers, attempts to increase physical activity through education on the benefits of exercise have largely been unsuccessful. However, behavior strategies including “feedback, goal setting, self monitoring, exercise prescription and stimulus or cues” have significantly increased physical activity levels. The researchers also found that the most successful strategies involve more personalized interventions.