The Transtheoretical Model, which describes intentional behavioural change, outlines a number of states through which an individual may progress in initiating a new activity. Early stages include pre-contemplation and contemplation, for which information about the value of physical activity, health and well being is key. This is followed by the action stage, a period characterized by the trial of the proposed behaviour. The 2007 Physical Activity Monitor examines the occurrence of trialling behaviours among Canadians. The likelihood of undertaking a number of behaviours in the past 12 months is illustrated in Figure 1.
Publication Date: February 10, 2009