Habitual exercise instigation (vs. execution) predicts healthy adults' exercise frequency.

@article{Phillips2016HabitualEI,
  title={Habitual exercise instigation (vs. execution) predicts healthy adults' exercise frequency.},
  author={L. Alison Phillips and Benjamin Gardner},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          69-77
        }
}
  • L. A. Phillips, B. Gardner
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
OBJECTIVE Habit is thought to be conducive to health behavior maintenance, because habits prompt behavior with minimal cognitive resources. The precise role of habit in determining complex behavioral sequences, such as exercise, has been underresearched. It is possible that the habit process may initiate a behavioral sequence (instigation habit) or that, after instigation, movement through the sequence is automated (execution habit). We hypothesized that exercise instigation habit can be… Expand
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