Table 2—

Checklist of the initial counseling session designed to promote an exercise program

• MotivationExplain the benefits of regular aerobic exercise
• Self-efficacyPlan a step-by-step training program with the patient
• PleasureSuggest two to three different types of attractive aerobic physical activities
• SupportInvite family members to share the exercise sessions with the patient
• ComprehensionUnderstand whether the patient has a really positive attitude toward the behavioral change
• Lack of impedimentsHelp the patient overcome a solution for obstacles to physical activity
• DiaryInvite the patient to record the type and times of physical activity