Individual Supports

Individual Supports

Individual Supports

Individually-adapted health behavior change strategies support individuals to incorporate physical activity into their daily routines by teaching behavioral skills such as goal setting and problem-solving. These strategies are tailored to a person’s individual interests and needs. Worksites, health care, and fitness organizations can carry out individual supports through the following approaches:

Peer and professional support.

Professionals or trained peers can offer counseling and guidance to youths, adults, and older adults to help them achieve an active lifestyle.

Technology.

Technology can provide individuals with virtual coaching or guidance through text messaging, telephone, Internet, or computer-tailored mailings. Individuals can wear activity monitors that provide them with immediate feedback combined with goal-setting and coaching.