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Break Through Your Exercise Barriers Using ACT With Dr. Jason Lillis

January 15, 2024

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, so why do only a quarter of Americans meet the CDC’s guidelines for physical activity? In this episode, Diana Hill and ACT […]

Break Through Your Exercise Barriers Using ACT With Dr. Jason Lillis
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Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, so why do only a quarter of Americans meet the CDC’s guidelines for physical activity? In this episode, Diana Hill and ACT researcher Jason Lillis tackle some of the most significant barriers to moving your body, including “there are no sidewalks,” “I don’t have enough time,” “I feel guilty for leaving my kids,” and “I just don’t like to!” Break through the psychological and environmental barriers to movement, and let’s get physical in 2024.

Listen and Learn:

  • Our most common barriers to exercise
  • Why you need a better reason to exercise than just weight loss
  • How to set up your environment so that you will move more
  • How to use the miracle question to get at your movement values
  • What to do if you feel guilty about taking time to exercise?
  • What Diana’s husband does to increase grip strength
  • What to do about techno-ference and physical activity
  • How GLP-1 drugs are impacting our movement
  • How to get started with exercise

About Jason Lillis

Jason Lillis, PhD, is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a clinical psychologist at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center of The Miriam Hospital. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at Stanford University. Dr. Lillis is a leading researcher and an internationally recognized trainer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and is the author of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance for Treating Eating Disorders and Weight Concerns: Evidence-Based Interventions and The Diet Trap. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Roseville, California.

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