Strategies to Increase Physical Activity

Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations
Access to Places for Physical Activity
School and Youth Programs
Community-wide Campaigns
Social Supports
Individual Supports
Prompts to Encourage Physical Activity
Equitable and Inclusive Access

If 27 million Americans become more physically active, we will double the Healthy People 2020 goal and reduce the risk of at least 20 chronic diseases. To reach this goal, communities can implement evidence-based strategies to increase physical activity across sectors and settings. Providing equitable and inclusive access is foundational to each strategy.

Click on the individual signposts and base to find more information about each strategy.

Additional Resources


Following are strategies that work to increase physical activity.

Additional Resources
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