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"Come for the weight-loss, stay for the enjoyment" - exploring attributions for initiating and maintaining exercise.

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dc.contributor.author Hodgins, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-28T10:40:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-28T10:40:37Z
dc.date.issued 2001-05
dc.identifier.citation Hodgins, M., & Fuller, R. (2001). "Come for the weight-loss, stay for the enjoyment" - exploring attributions for initiating and maintaining exercise. Irish Journal of Psychology, 22(2), 38-50 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0303-3910
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2589
dc.description.abstract The potential benefits from engaging in physical activity and exercise in terms of both physical and mental health are well established. Regular exercise has been demonstrated to have preventative effects for several chronic illnesses, and it is generally agreed that there is a strong relation between exercise and psychological health. Despite this, exercise levels in the community are generally low. Irish National Health Strategy targets are to increase exercising rates by 20 - 30%. Approximately 50% of adults who commence exercise programmes drop out within six months indicating that, if exercise promotion strategies are to be successful, it is necessary to know both how to get people to adopt exercise, and how to get people to maintain their exercise activity. With a view to informing health promotion practice at community level, this study aimed to identify why regular exercisers contipue to exercise, and to detennine whether important gender differences exist. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Psychological Society of Ireland en_US
dc.subject Irish National Health Strategy en_US
dc.subject Exercise en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title "Come for the weight-loss, stay for the enjoyment" - exploring attributions for initiating and maintaining exercise. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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