Mark D. Faries, PhD is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Stephen F. Austin State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine at Texas A&M University. His research seeks to move beyond current perspectives to bring to light why and how people initiate and maintain health behaviors. As he sees is, when the treatment prescribed is lifestyle change, his main concern is “medicine adherence.” He is also founder of, a site dedicated to addressing common health and fitness myths.

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