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Table 2 Actions for promoting adherence to regular exercise in middle-aged women

From: Factors influencing adherence to regular exercise in middle-aged women: a qualitative study to inform clinical practice

1. Assess psychosocial context of women’s lives.
2. Go beyond encouraging regular exercise to explore factors influencing women’s adherence to exercise (e.g. using narratives).
3. Encourage women to plan regular exercise within their weekly schedule.
4. Suggest women identify others to exercise with.
5. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals, as necessary, to ensure a comprehensive approach.