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A JOURNEY TOWARDS PHYSICAL FITNESS & WELLNESS
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF APPLYING THE TTM TO MODIFY PERSONAL BEHAVIOUR
THE WAKE UP CALL
INTRODUCTION
poor health as a result of lack of physical activity is a serious
public health problem [WHO]
overweight an...
THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL (TTM)
• Prochaska & DiClemente (1983)
• for effective interventions to
promote health behaviour...
APPLYING TTM TO EXERCISING
Components of TTM
i.

Stages of change

ii.

Process of change

iii. Decisional balance
iv. Sel...
SELF ASSESSMENT
• to ensure success to
implement this lifestyle
change I followed
Meyer's (2003) SMART
goals.
SELF ASSESSMENT & DATA OVER 7 WEEKS
Mon

Tues

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Sun

Time

Time

Time

Time

Time

Time

Time

20 mins...
CONCLUSION
• Not enough to attribute wellbeing to TTM e.g.
Zoning out for hours in front of TV or computer
• Moving from o...
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  1. 1. A JOURNEY TOWARDS PHYSICAL FITNESS & WELLNESS MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF APPLYING THE TTM TO MODIFY PERSONAL BEHAVIOUR
  2. 2. THE WAKE UP CALL
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION poor health as a result of lack of physical activity is a serious public health problem [WHO] overweight and obese middle aged women of African origin are at an increased risk of weight-related diseases and have significantly higher coronary heart disease mortality rate than their white counterparts (e.g Strickland et al., 2007) benefits of regular physical activity and exercise include reduced risks for developing or dying from heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancers, high blood pressure and fractures [Hoeger & Hoeger, 2011]
  4. 4. THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL (TTM) • Prochaska & DiClemente (1983) • for effective interventions to promote health behaviour change. • describes how people modify a problem behaviour or acquire a positive behaviour. • 6 stages – termination stage not falling back to old habit • relies on self-reporting, integrates key constructs from other models • previously been successfully applied to a wide variety of problem behaviours, including wellness programmes
  5. 5. APPLYING TTM TO EXERCISING Components of TTM i. Stages of change ii. Process of change iii. Decisional balance iv. Self-efficacy v. Temptation to not exercise (Spencer et al, 2006)
  6. 6. SELF ASSESSMENT • to ensure success to implement this lifestyle change I followed Meyer's (2003) SMART goals.
  7. 7. SELF ASSESSMENT & DATA OVER 7 WEEKS Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun Time Time Time Time Time Time Time 20 mins - 20mins - - 25 mins Week 2 25 mins 25 mins - - - 25 mins 25 mins 4/7 Week 3 25 mins 30 mins 25 mins 20 mins 30 mins 45 mins 6/7 Week 4 20 mins 20 mins 20 mins - 20 mins 20 mins 20 mins 6/7 Week 5 30 mins 20 mins 40 mins 30 mins 30 mins 45 mins 30 mins 7/7 Week 6 25 mins 20 mins 25 mins 20 mins 20 mins 1 hr 45 mins 7/7 Week 1 Total No. of Jogs /week 3/7 Baseline Week 7
  8. 8. CONCLUSION • Not enough to attribute wellbeing to TTM e.g. Zoning out for hours in front of TV or computer • Moving from one stage to another before or after relapse can take a matter of seconds, minutes, days etc
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