The life fitness program: A behavioral approach to making exercise a habit

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Difficulty in maitaining exercise regimens over long time periods is a common problem. This study examined the efficacy of a combination of stimulus control and self- reinforcement procedures in the acquisition and maintenance of a walking exercise program using a multiple baseline design. The intervention strategy was introduced sequentially to each of three middle-aged, overweight males. Levels of exercise increased in a regular and gradual fashion following introduction of the behavioral treatment techniques. Improvement was maintained over a two-year period. © 1980.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keefe, FJ; Blumenthal, JA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 34

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0005-7916

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0005-7916(80)90048-8

Citation Source

  • Scopus