Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

A STRUCTURED AND STRATEGIC APPROACH TO ORGANISE PHYSICAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Abstract

Coral Falco, Oddrun Samdal, Isaac Estevan y Octavio Álvarez

A large body of research demonstrates the benefitial effects of
physical activity for both physical and psycological health of the individual (f.
ex., Blair & Morris, 2009; Stephenson, Bauman, Armstrong, Smith & Bellew,
2000; Strong et al., 2005). However, and despite the fact that during the three
last decades there has been an 15% increase of physical activity in the Spanish
population, more than half of the Spanish population (57%) does not participate
in physical or recreational activity (Garcia-Ferrando & Llopis-Goig, 2010).
Building on the socio-ecological theory developed by McLeroy and colleagues
(McLeroy, Bilbeau, Steckler & Glanz, 1988) that explains how individual-level
physical activity can be understood through the interaction between the
indvidual and its environment, 10 strategies for physical recreational activity
coaches are presented. The aim of these strategies is to provide guidance on
how to develop and implement a more frequent and better practice of physcial
and recreational activity.

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