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Goal-setting Individual goal-setting can be a great way to increase a participant’s success in the SHE program. Setting (and meeting) realistic goals can increase a participant’s self-efficacy (her belief and conviction that she can successfully perform a given activity), which will directly affect program experience and adherence. For example, research has shown that exercise self-efficacy is an important predictor of the adoption and maintenance of exercise behaviors. Group Activity: Divide participants into small groups of 4-5 to discuss their anticipated challenges with becoming healthier and to brainstorm about individual goals. Have participants share the “Shortterm Goals” and “Long-term Goals” that they completed at home in their groups.

Facilitator Prompts: Goals might take the form of increasing healthy behaviors, decreasing unhealthy behaviors, or a combination of both. Some short- and long-term examples include:  Walk 30 minutes per day  Learn how to cook with herbs  Consume fried food no more than two days per week  Reduce the meals I eat at restaurants—no more than once every other week  Be able to walk comfortably up three flights of stairs by X month (i.e., without pain and without getting winded)  Reduce my weight by one pound per week until I hit my target of X  Learn how to salsa dance by X month Goals might also be less obvious, such as:  Include involving loved ones in the “becoming healthier” process, for example, by taking a cooking class together, cooking dinner together at least twice per week, or walking together to a dinner date

Tip!

Facilitator To-Do: Using average daily steps from the previous week, provide each participant with a note card listing her individual step goal for the next week. Use a 10% increase calculation (e.g., if the average daily steps from the previous week were 4,200, the current goal will be 4,200 + 420 = 4,620).

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SHE (Strong. Healthy. Energized.) Facilitator's Guide  

The SHE Facilitator Guide provides information on the Strong, Healthy, Energized (SHE), a facilitator-led, group-based health and fitness pr...

SHE (Strong. Healthy. Energized.) Facilitator's Guide  

The SHE Facilitator Guide provides information on the Strong, Healthy, Energized (SHE), a facilitator-led, group-based health and fitness pr...

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