The Holidays can be some of the most joyful and exciting times of the year. They are also known as a period of time where goals go to die. Sometimes all it takes is one family meal or holiday party to open the floodgates of competing contingencies for healthy food choices and daily movement practices. While I don’t have any conclusive data, I think it’s […]
OK, Julie! Here’s how you can earn your gym reimbursement reward. Several psychological theories about what constitutes and generates motivation exist. This post will illustrate how behavioral science contributes to our understanding of motivation in regard to health behavior change. My employer offers a fairly comprehensive employee wellbeing program in which we can earn points for participation in various programs and activities. Once we accumulate […]
“Several years ago, I went to my PCP for a routine physical exam. I showed up ten minutes early for my appointment, waited twenty minutes in the waiting room, and finished my visit in under 20 minutes. A nursing assistant guided me to my room and began assessing my vitals, then asked me a few questions about my medical history while typing away on the […]
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By Laraine Winston, MS, LMHC, BCBA As Behavior Analysts who work with clients with health and fitness related goals, we often target dietary behaviors. This is often a natural extension of our personal goals. Health and fitness enthusiasts can be very passionate, and hold very strong opinions about their own eating preferences, and Behavior Analysts are not immune. We’re used to speaking freely about our […]