REINFORCEMENT OF TRANS-THEORETICAL MODEL ON EXERCISE BEHAVIOR WITH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY

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Nov 27, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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R
EINFORCEMENT OF
T
RANS
-
THEORETICAL
M
ODEL ON
EXERCISE
B
EHAVIOR

WITH
R
ADIO
F
REQUENCY
I
DENTIFICATION
T
ECHNOLOGY

J. L. Cheng
, H. W. Liu,

W. A. Hsieh, S. F. Huang



Tzu Chi University, Taiwan

tomcheng@mail.tcu.edu
.tw



Physiology shows that regular moderate exercise can
improve health

and

physical fitness
,
whereas
chronic diseases
cause the major health problems

in

industrialized

countries

increasingly
.
This
phenomena

indicates that shifting of personal exercise b
ehavior is
still
a big
challenge, although the
benefits of exercise are

well
-
known,
.


Many studies reported

that 50%
of participants
may
drop out the exercise program within the
first
few

months

and concluded
that
a longer duration is required for

exercis
e behavior
change. Meanwhile,
according to

t
rans
-
t
heoretical
m
odel
,

it is crucial
to provide
the relevant

record and
informat
i
on

during the
p
r
e
-
contemplation and
c
ontemplation stages

for any
exercise behavior change program
.
Beside these two basic requirem
ents, labor
-
less

and time
-
flexible properties
are also

required for modern exercise management. T
his paper

illustrate
s
the principle and implementation of an information system based on RFID(radio frequency
identification) technology, attempting to resolve

the difficulties encountered in implementing
exercise behavior change program. With this system,
participant
s

can acquire information of

exercise (running

time,
speed
, frequency etc.
) and fitness
change
through the Internet or email
active
ly

or

passive
ly
.

In addition, deducted personal interest data, statistic, and recommended
exercise
prescription are also provided. A survey shows that t
h
is

strategy

incur
s

college
students
’ interest and
the effectiveness in
regulating

their

running activity

can be further

studied
.


K
eywords:
T
rans
-
Theoretical Model,
E
xercise Behavior,
R
adio Frequency
I
dentification(RFID)