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(p. 43) Session 6: Physical Activity and Willingness (Part 1) 

(p. 43) Session 6: Physical Activity and Willingness (Part 1)
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(p. 43) Session 6: Physical Activity and Willingness (Part 1)
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Evan M. Forman

and Meghan L. Butryn

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190232023.003.0007
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date: 22 January 2021

This chapter (Session 6) discusses the multiple benefits of physical activity and provides strategies for how to plan and track physical activity. Clients are also introduced to the concept of willingness: a psychological standpoint that allows clients to engage in a behavior in order to achieve something that the client cares about, even when doing so might bring about a less pleasurable experience in the moment. Examples of willingness in the context of weight control are provided, such as going for a walk after dinner in order to meet one’s exercise goal for the day, even though one may feel tired and would rather watch TV.

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