A person is more likely to adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle if he or she has certain perceptions. Likewise certain perceptions can pose barriers to being active.
Perceptions associated with a physically active lifestyle – The person:
(1) perceives a net benefit.
(2) chooses an enjoyable activity.
(3) feels competent doing the activity.
(4) feels safe doing the activity.
(5) can easily access the activity on a regular basis.
(6) can fit the activity into the daily schedule.
(7) feels that the activity does not generate a financial or social cost that is unbearable.
(8) experiences a minimum of negative consequences (injuries, loss of time, negative peer pressure, problems with self-identity)
(9) is able to successfully address issues of competing time demands
(10) recognizes the need to balance the use of labor-saving devices and sedentary activities with activities that involve a higher level of physical exertion
(1) yes or no
(2) Likert scale
(3) scores for and against an active lifestyle
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