Staying well while staying at home

Posted Posted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Coping, Habit, Mental Health, Planning, Routines, Self-monitoring, SMART Goals

By Dr Federica Picariello and Professor Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London, the UK. Within weeks around the world, daily life dramatically changed, and uncertainty seized our future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond the immediate and urgent need to slow down the spread of COVID-19 through rapid and widespread behavioural change (i.e., self-isolation, […]

How to maintain health behaviours long term?

Posted Posted in Habit, Motivation, Self-monitoring, Self-regulation

By Dominika Kwasnicka, SWPS University, Poland and University of Melbourne, Australia The ultimate goal of health promotion programmes is to promote long-lasting change and health care professionals can play a role and help patients to improve their health outcomes and maintaining behaviour change. We know that health behaviour change is difficult to initiate and it […]

Fizinis aktyvumas vyresniame amžiuje: kada jau gana?

Posted Posted in Goal setting, Motivational interviewing, Self-monitoring

By Anne Tiedemann, The University of Sydney, Australia „Aktyvumo trūkumas sunaikina kiekvieno žmogaus gerą būklę, o judėjimas ir metodiniai fiziniai pratimai ją saugo ir išlaiko“… Platonas, 400 m. pr. kr. Jau seniai žinoma, kad reguliarūs fizinio aktyvumo įpročiai yra svarbūs sveikatai ir gerovei. Tačiau sveikatos skatinimo žinutės dažniausiai nukreipiamos į vaikus ir jaunimą, mažiau dėmesio […]