Step Up to Wellness: A Stage-Based Approach

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Allyn and Bacon, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 412 pages
A pioneer in the field of personal wellness, this unique text combines the most current health and fitness research with the most effective model for behavior change. Developed by psychologists James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente, the stages of change model recognizes that individuals progress through very distinct stages of change on their way to improved well-being and that some techniques work better in some stages of change than in others. Using this model as the basis for the text, the five stages of readiness to change are presented in the beginning of each chapter for students to assess their own readiness to change. Exercises and labs for each stage of change are then integrated throughout the text to accommodate for individual differences. This allows students to develop personalized behavior change programs, increasing the likelihood that they will adopt and maintain a lifestyle of wellness. Providing comprehensive and up-to-date coverage, this engaging text encourages students to internalize the wellness concepts presented.

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Jan G. Bishop is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education & Human Performance at Central Connecticut State University. She teaches courses in aerobics and fitness, motor development, and motor learning as well as supervising student teachers and certifying students in Physical Best. She is currently student advisor to the CT Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CTAHPERD) and editor of the newsletter for the Eastern District Association of AAHPERD. She was recognized in the fall of 2006 by CTAHPERD with the Outstanding Service Award and has been selected to receive the EDA-AAHPERD Outstanding Professional Award in March 2007. She has co-authored a college wellness text titled Step Up to Wellness and presented at the state, district and national level on fitness topics. Her background includes co-running an aerobic dance certification program and being Gold Certified by IDEA. She received her M.S. in Physical Education and Dance at Indiana University and her Ed.D. in Physical Education at Arizona State University.

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