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  • J Health Edu Res Dev 2018, Vol 6(2): 257
  • DOI: 10.4172/2380-5439.1000257

Using the Health Belief Model, Could the Use of Pedometers Encourage Physical Activity in Adults with Sedentary Occupations and Associate to a Reduction in Obesity and Weight Gain?

Areaka Luke-Brinson*
School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Capella University, USA
*Corresponding Author : Areaka Luke-Brinson, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Capella University, USA, Tel: +7069416452, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Apr 05, 2018 / Accepted Date: Apr 09, 2018 / Published Date: Apr 16, 2018

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this paper is to examine how the Health Belief Model can be used to demonstrate the benefits of pedometer use for sedentary working adults to aid in decreasing obesity and weight gain.
Introduction: Pedometers have grown to be a popular tool to track steps resulting in demonstrating the number of calories burned from the number of steps tracked.
Methods: There will also be a breakdown of pedometer use in different circumstances that document and demonstrate the benefits of using pedometers to reduce a sedentary lifestyle. Using the Health Belief Model, the concepts that will be analyzed will be: individual perceptions; modifying actions; and likelihood of change.
Conclusion: Pedometer use could begin the process of lowering the prevalence of ailments that can lead to death.

Keywords: Physical activity; Sedentary lifestyle; Obesity; Adults

Citation: Luke-Brinson A (2018) A Short Paper: Using the Health Belief Model, Could the Use of Pedometers Encourage Physical Activity in Adults with Sedentary Occupations and Associate to a Reduction in Obesity and Weight Gain?. J Health Educ Res Dev 6: 257. Doi: 10.4172/2380-5439.1000257

Copyright: © 2018 Luke-Brinson A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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