Social Cognitive Theory And Exercise: How Can We Stay Motivated?
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Heather Larson recently obtained her PhD from the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on motivation in sport and exercise contexts.

                       

Social Cognitive Theory And Exercise: How Can We Stay Motivated?

We know that exercise is good for us. There is plenty of evidence regarding its health benefits! So why do so few of us do it? Some people face external barriers to exercise, like a lack of access to facilities or equipment, financial barriers, or physical limitations. But many others have the physical and financial means to exercise — they struggle with motivation. Social cognitive theory (SCT) is a theory about motivation and behavior that may help to explain motivational...

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