About this resource:
Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services
Last Reviewed: February 2001
Workgroups: Physical Activity Workgroup
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends community-wide campaigns to increase physical activity and improve physical fitness. These campaigns involve many community sectors, are highly visible, and use a combination of strategies, like social support and health education. Sometimes they address other cardiovascular disease risk factors, like diet and smoking. CPSTF found that these community-wide campaigns increase physical activity and improve physical fitness in adults and children.