Barriers to Physical Exercise and Journaling- QI Project by Madi Ripper,…
Barriers to Physical Exercise and Journaling- QI Project by Madi Ripper, Emily Molnar, Kendall Zummo, Ellianna Brown
Length of experiment/acclimation to regiments
Accuracy of survey
Lack of control group
Lack of motivation
Unanticipated emotional stress
Pre existing conditions
Access to equipment/types of equipment available
Location of exercise
Types of exercise
Frequency of exercise
Pre existing condition
Rough terrian- hills
Lack of an academic/calming environment
Meal planning, opting for the lower sugar options, balancing nutrition evenly with adequate fruits, veggies, and protein, etc (30% grain, 40% veggies, 10% fruits, 20% protein, and a small portion of diary)
Incorporate aerobic and anaerobic exercise into workouts. Identifying and planning out different isotonic, isometric, and isokinetic exercises.
Regular hand washing, responding appropriately to acute illness (take time off from exercising if you feel unwell), ensure adequate sleep, maintain hydration
Adapting workouts or meals to accommodate any existing injuries or allergies
Planning out at least 3 different days to exercise with sufficient rest between workouts
Find a workout partner to maintain motivation, join a workout class, keep in contact with QI group to update each other on progress being made
Plan out a weekly schedule that allots time for 20 minutes of exercise each day, and 15 minutes to journal each day- adjusting as needed with inconsistent schedules
Adhering to the group QI contract that was written at the beginning of the semester to maintain participation
Perform weekly group check-ins that our Mental Health Survey is completed, to check on everyone's progress and make sure that everyone is on the same page with our methods/materials being used etc.
Prior to writing out gratitudes, seek out a spot that you feel would encourage calmness
Check weather patterns before exercise to determine if the workout should be inside or outside and plan workout accordingly
Attain adequate equipment (correct shoes) prior to working out
Attempt as much as possible to write out gratitudes and adapt as needed while also seeking professional help as needed. Also, being personally aware of own limitations.
Coming into this project with an open mind as much as possible while keeping in mind you only get what you put in.
Seeking out professional help as needed and engaging in self care activities (hanging out with friends, listening to music, baking, etc.).
Review survey and other possible survey questions
Frequent data collection, specifically- the survey will be taken 3 times a week
Compare results at beginning and end of project
Identifying parks/gyms/recreational areas that are located in the area or are reasonable in distance
Calisthenic regiments if a group member does not have equipment available, running, environmental adaptation (is there playground equipment, rope, trees, etc. to exercise with?)
How will you know the plan is working?
Group members are participating according to our contract
Group is communicating concerns and adapting to changes
The group is confident in ongoing progress with the project
What data will you track and why?
Quantitative averages from survey answers
Qualitative responses from journaling and group communication
What kind of workouts the group members are doing and how long they are doing them
What data will show that an improvement in your behavior has occurred?
Weekly surveys will show improvement in energy, positive responses, and fewer negative responses to quantitative survey question
Group communications and journaling will reflect our qualitative responses to the research and mental health - as we see each other, we can write if how we say we feel matches how we're responding to survey