Exploring the Barriers and Motivators to Physical Activity and Healthy Diet

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620441
Title:
Exploring the Barriers and Motivators to Physical Activity and Healthy Diet
Authors:
Kelly, Alice M.
Abstract:
Lifestyle behaviours such as physical inactivity and unhealthy eating are associated with obesity and increased health risks including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. This review explored previous research into the barriers which may be preventing people from adopting a healthier lifestyle. These barriers could generally be categorised into four major themes: culture; social factors; environment; and personal factors. There appears to be a current understanding of the types of barriers that exist. However there is a gap in research into how to motivate people and overcome perceived or actual barriers, so that future public health interventions can have greater impact and encourage adoption and maintenance of physical activity and healthy eating.
Advisors:
Woodall, Aly; Papandreou, Christopher
Citation:
Kelly, A. M. (2016). Exploring the Barriers and Motivators to Physical Activity and Healthy Diet. (Master's thesis). University of Chester, United Kingdom.
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
29-Sep-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620441
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorWoodall, Alyen
dc.contributor.advisorPapandreou, Christopheren
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Alice M.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-17T09:27:49Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-17T09:27:49Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-29-
dc.identifier.citationKelly, A. M. (2016). Exploring the Barriers and Motivators to Physical Activity and Healthy Diet. (Master's thesis). University of Chester, United Kingdom.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620441-
dc.description.abstractLifestyle behaviours such as physical inactivity and unhealthy eating are associated with obesity and increased health risks including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. This review explored previous research into the barriers which may be preventing people from adopting a healthier lifestyle. These barriers could generally be categorised into four major themes: culture; social factors; environment; and personal factors. There appears to be a current understanding of the types of barriers that exist. However there is a gap in research into how to motivate people and overcome perceived or actual barriers, so that future public health interventions can have greater impact and encourage adoption and maintenance of physical activity and healthy eating.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectPhysical activityen
dc.subjectDieten
dc.subjectMotivationen
dc.titleExploring the Barriers and Motivators to Physical Activity and Healthy Dieten
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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