The Role of Emotions in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior (Pt2) - Context of SB and PA Mini Series
Welcome to the miniseries, "Context of Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity."
In this six-part series, we dive deep into the various aspects of physical activity and sedentary behavior, exploring social, emotional, and temporal contexts.
Discover how these contextual factors influence behavior and how understanding them can guide the design of effective interventions for sustainable behavior change.
Episode Topic Description
In this episode, we focus on the emotional aspects of physical activity and sedentary behavior. Dr. Olli Tikkanen explores the intricate role of motivation and goal setting in shaping individuals' involvement in physical activity and their ability to maintain healthy habits over time.
Discover the different factors that drive motivation, from internal sources such as joy and intrinsic satisfaction, to external influences like social support and rewards.
Gain insights into how positive and negative emotions can impact goal setting and achievement, and learn why addressing emotional barriers is crucial for long-term motivation and behavior change.
The episode also delves into the significant connection between physical activity and mental health. Dr. Tikkanen highlights the positive effects of regular exercise on mood improvement, anxiety reduction, and self-esteem enhancement.
However, he also acknowledges the emotional barriers that can hinder participation, such as low self-confidence, body image concerns, and social anxiety.
Discover the strategies for addressing these barriers and promoting inclusion in community-based initiatives, including cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness exercises, and social support networks.
[00:01:00] Focusing on the Emotional Aspects of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
[00:03:00] The Role of Motivation and Goal Setting in Physical Activity
[00:05:00] Positive and Negative Emotions in Goal Setting and Achievement
[00:07:00] Addressing Emotional Barriers for Long-Term Motivation
[00:09:00] Mental Health Concerns and Strategies for Inclusion
Want to book a video call with Dr. Miriam Cabrita to discuss your sedentary behavior or physical activity measurements? Here's the link: https://olli.tucalendi.com/miriam-cabrita/videocall-miriam