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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: April 2019

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends digital health interventions for adults age 55 years and older to increase physical activity. These interventions use 1 or more of the following to deliver physical activity guidance and support that’s tailored to a person’s activity level, age, and health status:

  • Web-based interactive content
  • Telephone sessions with intervention providers or automated phone messages and reminders
  • Text messages and reminders
  • Apps with goal-setting, activity tracking, and reminder functions
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2019). Physical Activity: Digital Health Interventions for Adults 55 Years and Older. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/physical-activity-digital-health-interventions-adults-55-years-and-older