Title

Interactive communication strategiesImplications for population-based physical-activity promotion

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

8-1-2000

Abstract

Physical inactivity is a recognized independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease. However, a large proportion of the U.S. population does not participate in regular physical activity, and research has shown that without intervention, most people remain sedentary. Thus, an urgent need exists for developing effective interventions to promote physical-activity adoption and maintenance. Additionally, it is important that these interventions can be disseminated to the large population of sedentary individuals. To be disseminable, physical-activity interventions must move beyond reliance on strictly face-to-face modes and begin to more fully use newer technologies, such as the Internet. This article summarizes the progress made in promoting physical activity with interactive communications. We also delineate areas for future research. Copyright (C) 2000 American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Publication Title

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Volume

19

Issue

2

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