Individual or population approaches to the promotion of physical activity... is that the question?

Brown, WJ (2006) Individual or population approaches to the promotion of physical activity... is that the question?. Journal of Science And Medicine In Sport, 9 1-2: 35-37. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2006.02.005


Author Brown, WJ
Title Individual or population approaches to the promotion of physical activity... is that the question?
Journal name Journal of Science And Medicine In Sport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-2440
Publication date 2006-01-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2006.02.005
Open Access Status
Volume 9
Issue 1-2
Start page 35
End page 37
Total pages 3
Editor C. Finch
Place of publication Dickson
Publisher Sports Medicine Australia
Language eng
Subject C1
321216 Health Promotion
730301 Health education and promotion
Abstract A recent editorial raised several issues about the role of exercise physiologists in the fight against physical inactivity in Australia. This opinion piece argues that we must strive to work together in multidisciplinary groups to improve our understanding of the mechanisms which link PA and health and the ways to persuade people to become more active. Prescription of specific exercise programs supported by exercise physiologists is one strategy for helping to activate Australians, but it is unlikely that that this atone will have a significant impact on population health. If we are to activate the 10,000,000 Australians who are currently insufficiently active for health benefit, we will need the combined efforts of governments, NGOs, teachers, planners, marketing experts, veterinarians, and ALL our health professionals, to combine forces to activate Australia. (c) 2006 Sports Medicine Australia. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Physical Activity
Promotion
Sport Sciences
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

 
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