PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH PROMOTION FOR MOTHERS’ EXERCISE PROGRAMS
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- Journal Article
- WORLD JOURNAL OF ADVANCE HEALTHCARE RESEARCH, 2019, 3 (1), pp. 78 - 80
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Exercise has long been recommended as an excellent way for mothers to increase health and wellbeing. However, research still points to lack of participation and effective antecedents to increase engagement. The creation of supportive environments will do much to assist mothers in their quest for leisure. Addressing the barriers to exercise participation for this group can have a greater influence compared with simply promoting the benefits of physical activity. This article discusses the principles of best–practice, moral approaches to health promotion of community–based exercise programs designed for mothers. To best understand and design mothers’ active leisure programs, we must do so by adopting a holistic approach acknowledging the complexities and structural impediments that exist in their lives. This means policymakers must take into account class, gender, social and agency constraints. The most effectively designed programs will help participants overcome such barriers caused by wider social and environmental determinants of health status.
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