Physical Activity: Community-Wide Campaigns

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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: February 2001

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.

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2001). Physical activity: Community-wide campaigns. Retrieved from