Bibliography – Fulcrum

  1. Benefits, Needs and Importance of Daily Exercise

Background: This source explains the benefits of physical activity and how it can improve your overall health. It lists the domains you will be improving such as your strength, balance and endurance. The source also explains work out types and intensities one can participate in. They categorize the intensities in three different levels which are light, moderate, and vigorous, respectively after listing them they explain the values of each one. Following this the author lists how an individual is affected mentally from working out. It is explained that the overall mood of the person will be improved as well as self-confidence. In the conclusion of the source the author reiterates the importance of physical activity, and they benefit it has on a person overall health.

How I used it: I never used this source for an in-text citations or paraphrasing. I used this source to gain a better understanding of what exactly the benefits of physical activity are from how it physically and mentally affects you as a person. I also gained a better understanding of what different intensities will look like and reactions to them.

2.Motivation for Exercise and Weight Loss Among African American Women: Focus group results and their contribution towards program development

Background: This is a study that is eager to find out why some women are successful in staying active and what mindsets determine this behavior. The study is conducted on four groups of African American, and are categorized by currently physically active, currently sedentary, successful weight loss for 1 year, and unsuccessful weight loss. Subjects were tested by open ended questions, probes and visual aids to determine the reasons of being active. In conclusion to the result of the tests it was found that the reasons for already active women to exercise was for health concerns, while the sedentary group stated they would find motivation from a social support and enjoyment. For the group that was successful for 1 year off weight loss they were less likely to go on a diet, but on the other hand the group that wasn’t successful said they were likely to go on one and label food as good or bad.

How I used it: I did not use this study for any evidence in my writing, instead I used it to understand some values of what a mindset to achieve a healthy lifestyle was by reviewing the results of the tests.

3. Exercise for Weight Loss: What are the Facts?

Background: I think the material in this article about fat-burning exercises is relevant to my argument. Exercises that burn fat can turn the fat your body utilizes for energy into energy that lasts after your workout.

How I used it: Never used this article in my short arguments or research paper, instead I used this article to understand what the benefits of exercise can create with weight loss.

4. Older Adult Perspectives on Physical Activity and Exercise: Voices from Multiple Cultures

Background: This source shows results of a study that looked at the facilitators and barriers to exercise in older persons of various ethnic backgrounds. The older age group tended to be least physically active in this investigation, so one of the key goals was to determine their physical fitness level.

How I used it: I never used this study in my short arguments for any evidence, but I did review the personal and environmental factors they may cause someone to not peruse fitness.

5.Exploring Affective Responses to Different Exercise Intensities in Low-Active Young Adolescents

Background: This source explains a different experiment done on adolescents who don’t engage in much physical activity to gauge their reactions. The test volunteers reported in their results that they did, in fact, feel energized at the end of the trial.

How I used it: I used the examples and results of the different workout intensities to explain what they may look like for first time exercisers.

6.Group exercise training for balance, functional status, spasticity, fatigue and quality of life in multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled trial

Background: This was a study done on patients with multiple Sclerosis and subjects were tested on to see the benefits of group exercise. Subjects conducted group exercise together and were asked to report how they felt after the tests. For the conclusion of the test the subjects reported they benefited from the group exercise greatly and their health symptoms did not worsen.

How I used it: I used this study to show how group exercise can be used as a social support system. I thought it was interesting how they used MS patients, and I thought of how they are all dealing with the same problems and that they can help each other achieve fitness goals.

7. Effect of Goal Setting on Motivation and Adherence in a Six‐Week Exercise Program

Background: This is another study that tested if motivation really effected an individual’s workout. Subjects were regular exercisers who had some understanding of the benefits of personal fitness. Before tests were conducted subjects had to go through motivational training and after the tests were completed subjects reported that the motivational training helped.

How I used it: I used this study to demonstrate how intrinsic motivation or self-motivation can be beneficial to your workout.

8. Low Intensity Exercises: Health Benefits and Types

Background: This article contains the benefits of low intensity exercise on your personal health.

How I used it: I used this source when I was explaining the different workout intensities in my short argument. I thought it was important to really explain what basic exercise looks like and the results from it.

9. 15 Advantages and Disadvantages of Extrinsic Motivation

Background: In this article it lists advantages and disadvantages of using extrinsic motivation. Rather than using self-values for motivation, extrinsic motivation is when an individual is influenced by outside factors to achieve goals.

How I used it: I used this source to expose what disadvantages people can face when using extrinsic motivation to achieve goals. I also explained the advantages and how they may seem beneficial but can also be harmful to someone.

10.Motivation and Personality: A Neuropsychological Perspective

Background: This source contains a description of personality types and human ideals. It makes it clearly apparent everyone has a variety of influences and values that define them as unique individuals.

How I used it: I used this source as a basis in my argument to explain how people have different values and personalities, and can use these factors for motivation.

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