Does cardiovascular exercise contribute to long-term brain health? Can it help fight off dementia and other classic signs of aging? Find out how an 8-week yoga therapy course helped older stroke survivors improve balance, endurance and confidence. Discover women with neck and shoulder pain who participate in a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® program may experience more movement ability, more body awareness and more feelings of self-confidence. Read about how self-determination theory (SDT) aims to explain motivation and goal-directed behavior, and gain practical guidelines for helping clients adhere to their exercise programs. Learn what’s new in the mind, body and spirit news and research in this continuing education quiz.
After reading these articles, you should be able to:
- Discuss the research studies and findings described in the Mind-Body-Spirit News section.
- Identify and define the three factors of self-determination theory (SDT).
- Explain how each SDT factor could fit into the practice of a wellness professional.