This study aimed to understand the experiences and perceptions of exercise and promoting exercise among obese children in the preparation stage of exercise. The subjects were 441 sixth graders (12 year-old) at a school in Taipei city. Based on the stages of exercise and BMI values for age and sex, 20 obese children in the preparation stage of exercise were selected for focus group discussion, and 17 (10 boys and 7 girls) of them actually participated. It has turned out that the subjects could sense from exercising changes of themselves, including reactions and changes of the body, psychological sensations and changes, social sentiments and changes, becoming interested in exercise, as well as various kinds of exercise experience. The methods for obese children to cultivate the habits of exercise on a regular basis include self improvement and social support. It is thus recommended to help the obese children cultivate the habits of exercise on a regular basis by paying much attention to the perceptions of exercise and promoting exercise of these children concerned.
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|