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Task Force on Community Preventive Services, Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss, and Kate W. Harris

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195151091

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151091.001.0001

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Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Chapter:
(p.80) Chapter 2 Physical Activity
Source:
The Guide to Community Preventive Services
Author(s):

Stephanie Zaza

Peter A. Briss

Kate W. Harris

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151091.003.0002

This chapter summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the Task Force on interventions to increase physical activity using three types of approaches: informational, behavioral and social, and environmental and policy. To increase physical activity using informational approaches, the Task Force recommends community-wide campaigns and point-of-decision prompts. To increase physical activity using behavioral or social approaches, the Task Force recommendations include school-based physical education, individually-adapted health behavior change programs, and social support interventions in community settings. To increase physical activity using environmental or policy approaches, the Task Force recommends the creation of or enhanced access to places for physical activity combined with information outreach activities, and point-of-decision prompts.

Keywords:   physical activity, exercise, behavioral and social approach, informational approach, health interventions, environmental and policy approach, outreach activities

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