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  1. Introduction
  2. The study conducted to determine elementary school children's motivation in physical education
  3. Participants chosen for the study
  4. Motivating people of all ages
  5. Conclusion
  6. References

Motivational processes vary across the lifespan. Children are motivated by different factors than older adults. In class we discussed the importance of motivating people to lead physically active lives beginning in childhood and continuing throughout older adulthood to maintain good health and longevity. As an aspiring cardiac rehabilitator, motivating older adults to lead active lives is vital in my field. Helping patients to initiate or regain physical activity in their lives will insure a faster and more successful recovery following cardiac surgery.

[...] Also similar to children, older adults that have a self-perceived need for physical activity, find activity useful, are more likely to commit to an exercise regimen that would benefit their health. Trends we see from a developmental perspective with regard to motivation is a decrease in competitiveness leading to a decrease in the importance of beating peers and mastering new skills and an increase in the importance of positive reinforcement and maintaining old skills. However, there are some commonalities between the two age groups. [...]


[...] Developmental Sport & Exercise Psychology Motivational processes vary across the lifespan. Children are motivated by different factors than older adults. In class we discussed the importance of motivating people to lead physically active lives beginning in childhood and continuing throughout older adulthood to maintain good health and longevity. As an aspiring cardiac rehabilitator, motivating older adults to lead active lives is vital in my field. Helping patients to initiate or regain physical activity in their lives will insure a faster and more successful recovery following cardiac surgery. [...]

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