Telephone Coach to Promote Physical Activity Among African Americans

Job #4310

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Job # 4310 Telephone Coach to Promote Physical Activity Among African Americans

Posted Date
Jul 25, 2007 @ 21:17
Respond By
Sep 15, 2007
Word Count
0
Language
English (North American)
Gender
Both
Age Range
-
Category
Telephone

Job Description

We are looking for an African-American voice talent to deliver this message.

The recorded script will be delivered via telephone to African-American adults as part of an intervention to help them increase their physical activity (PA). Portions of the script deal with assessing participants' current levels of PA, helping them to set PA goals, identifying obstacles to achieving those goals, etc.

The entire length of the script is approx 15-20 pages long. Below is a representative excerpt of script:


HEA2. MAKING EXERCISE ENJOYABLE (A)
“Today, I’d like to give you some tips on making exercise fun..”

HEA2a. “One way to make walking or biking more interesting is to regularly change your route. On some days, walk through the park; on other days walk around the neighborhood. Try to go to as many different places as possible. Variety can make exercise more fun. Or you might find it helpful to listen to music or a book on tape while you exercise.”

HEA2b. “Another fun thing to try is exercising with another person. In fact, you might find that you like having different people around for different activities. That way there is a change in your routine. Can you think of any people to exercise with? Please say yes or no.” [EA_Partner]
If Go to HEA2c
If Go to HEA2d


HEA2c. “Good. Maybe you can ask one of these people to join you for an exercise session this week.”
Go to HEGS1

HEA2d. “That's OK. Give it some more thought later. Perhaps a family member, a coworker or someone at church is also looking for an exercise partner . Having workout buddies to do different things with at different times will help vary your routine and make exercising more fun and interesting. You might find that exercise brings you closer to family and friends in addition to making your body healthier.” Go to HEGS1

HEA3. INJURY PREVENTION
If call takes place April – October, Go to HEA3a,
If call takes place November – March, Go to HEA3d


HEA3a. “One of the most common reasons why people stop exercising is because they injure themselves. I don’t want that to happen to you, so let me tell you about some precautions you can take – particularly in warm weather.”

HEA3b. “First of all, be sure to drink plenty of fluids before and after exercise. That’s important even if it’s not hot and even if you aren't sweating. When it’s really warm outside, move your exercise indoors or exercise in the early morning or evening when it’s cooler out there. Finally, be sure to wear the right clothing and footwear for the type of exercise you’re doing.”
Go to HEA3c

HEA3c. “Here’s another important way to prevent injury: don’t push your body to the point of pain. We’ve all heard the expression, ‘no pain, no gain.’ Well, don’t believe the hype! We now know that moderate-intensity exercise is just as good for you as vigorous exercise. But if you do decide to engage in a vigorous activity, be sure to warm up and cool down for at least 10 minutes before and after you exercise.”
Go to hea4

HEA3d. “One of the most common reasons why people stop exercising is because they injure themselves. I don’t want that to happen to you, so let me tell you about some precautions you can take – particularly in the winter and early spring months.”

HEA3e. “It’s a good idea to use stationary exercise equipment at home or at a gym during cold weather. You can also use an exercise video when it’s tough to get around outside. I’ll bet you’ve heard the expression, ‘no pain, no gain.’ Well, don’t believe the hype! We now know that moderate-intensity exercise is just as good for your health as vigorous exercise. But if you do decide to engage in a vigorous activity, be sure to warm up and cool down for at least 10 minutes before and after you exercise.”
Go to HEA4

HEA4. RELAPSE PREVENTION A
“As you continue to exercise regularly, you’ll come across cold weather, or sometimes you’ll get really busy and that might throw you off track. This happens to all exercisers. Think about how you can prepare yourself for these situations. Kind of like going through a fire drill – I hope you won't experience a setback situation, but if you do, I want you to be prepared, and not be caught off guard.”

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