Posted by: coachingparents | January 11, 2010

Childhood Negative Experience Taints Exercise Motivation By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor


Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on January 8, 2010

pparently present-day humans are fragile when it comes to fitness motivation, or so says a University of Alberta researcher who believes humiliation in a physical education class as a child can turn people off fitness for good.

Billy Strean, a professor in the U of A’s Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, says a negative lifelong attitude towards physical activity can be determined by either a good or a bad experience, based on the personal characteristics of the coach or instructor.

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/01/08/childhood-negative-experience-taints-exercise-motivation/10641.html

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