Chapter 6 Conclusions
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Understanding and Promoting Physical Activity
Consistent influences on physical activity patterns among adults and young people include confidence in one's ability to engage in regular physical activity (e.g., self-efficacy), enjoyment of physical activity, support from others, positive beliefs concerning the benefits of physical activity, and lack of perceived barriers to being physically active.
- For adults, some interventions have been successful in increasing physical activity in communities, worksites, and health care settings, and at home.
- Interventions targeting physical education in elementary school can substantially increase the amount of time students spend being physically active in physical education class.
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