Systematic promotion of physical activity

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Abstract

Relevant theoretical and empirical insights regarding the development of interventions to promote physical activity in young people are overviewed. It is argued that physical activity-promoting programmes should be based on a systematic approach combining empirical findings, theoretical insights, and practical considerations. Successful health promotion interventions to increase physical activity typically consist of strategies to improve intra-personal determinants of physical activity, as well as environmental strategies that facilitate the behaviour, break unhealthy habits, or sustain healthy ones. The Intervention Mapping protocol can be a helpful tool in the systematic development, implementation, diffusion, and evaluation of interventions aimed at the promotion of physical activity in young people
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter22
Pages315-324
Number of pages10
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9780198757672
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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Kremers, S., Meertens, R., & Ruiter, R. (2017). Systematic promotion of physical activity. In Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine (Vol. 3, pp. 315-324). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198757672.003.0022