Behavioural Change & Exercise: How to stop people from quitting

Line Smith, Lisa Monge

Abstract


Introduction Physical activity plays a significant part in staying healthy. A healthier, more physically active lifestyle leads to a dimini shed chance of succumbing to a variety of diseases that endanger the lives of millions across the world. One of the most well- known of these diseases is obesity, discus sed in the paper by Campisano and Stewart (2008). That paper suggests taxes and tariff s on trans, saturated fats and sugars to diminish the problem. While obesity is truly an endemic probl em, we begin our paper on the established premise that physical activity is critical in preventing such diseases. We believe that the question of how obesity can be avoided by adopting a physically active lifestyle is as important as the issue that motivate s our paper – that of how to stop people from quitting.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21153/dpibe2011vol4no1art182

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