Perceived barriers to exercise and weight control practices in community women
Johnson, C.A.; Corrigan, S.A.; Dubbert, P.M.; Gramling, S.E.
Women and Health 16(3-4): 177-191
ISSN/ISBN: 0363-0242 PMID: 2267806 DOI: 10.1300/j013v16n03_10
A sample of community women was surveyed to determine exercise habits, weight control methods, and perceived barriers to sustaining and initiating exercise and weight management programs. Lack of time was reported to be the most significant factor limiting exercise, while lack of willpower and time constraints were the most frequently reported obstacles to weight management. Suggestions to aid adherence to exercise and weight control programs among women are outlined.