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Module 3: Developing an Active Lifestyle

  • Riccardo Dalle Grave
  • Massimiliano Sartirana
  • Marwan El Ghoch
  • Simona Calugi
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Abstract

An active lifestyle plays a central role in the management of obesity, favouring the maintenance of weight loss and reducing the health risk associated with the condition. Unfortunately, however, most patients with obesity have little motivation to change their physical activity habits, and their adherence to exercise is further hampered by several physical, psychological and environmental barriers. The key role of these processes in the failure–success of exercise adherence suggests that without taking them into account, a simple traditional prescriptive approach to exercising is insufficient to produce long-term lifestyle alteration. With this in mind, Module 3 of cognitive behavioural therapy for obesity (CBT-OB) includes three main sections, described in detail below. The first prepares and motivates each patient to develop an active lifestyle and includes procedures to assess their eligibility and functional exercise capacity. The second involves a CBT-OB-recommended physical activity programme, and the third adopts several strategies for increasing patients’ adherence to exercise.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riccardo Dalle Grave
    • 1
  • Massimiliano Sartirana
    • 1
  • Marwan El Ghoch
    • 1
  • Simona Calugi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Eating and Weight DisordersVilla Garda HospitalGardaItaly

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