The issue of aversion in lifestyle treatments

Katherine R. Arlinghaus, John P. Foreyt, Craig A. Johnston

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Increasing evidence suggests that vigorous physical activity (PA) is more beneficial than moderate PA for reducing adiposity and improving bone health in youth. However, beginning a vigorous PA program is not an easy behavior adjustment and the change is likely to be aversive for some individuals. In order to benefit from vigorous PA, health care providers need to help individuals increase self-efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Aversion therapy
  • Selfefficacy
  • Vigorous physical activity
  • Youth


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