The Effect of CBT Counseling In Pre-Pregnancy Physical Activity
Introduction: Physical activity is one of the dimensions of a healthy life. Physical inactivity is known as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Physical activity in women is very important because of its major effects on public health. Physical activity of women before pregnancy is associated with proper weight gain during pregnancy and reduces the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Overweight and obese women are usually reluctant to be active. Half of people who start physical activity stop their physical activity program in less than 6 months. Therefore, more effective behavioral interventions than educational methods are needed. The cognitive process plays an important role in following people’s instructions and training problem-solving skills. Because lack of physical activity can result from dysfunctional cognitions and behaviors, cognitive-behavioral counseling can correct dysfunctional cognitions and behaviors.