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Contempo Updates
June 11, 2003

Physical Activity Promotion Through Primary Care

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Community Health Institute and Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan (Drs Estabrooks and Dzewaltowski); and Clinical Research Unit, Kaiser Permanente-Colorado, Denver (Dr Glasgow). Dr Estabrooks is now with Kaiser Permanente-Colorado, Denver.

 

Contempo Updates Section Editor: Sarah Pressman Lovinger, MD, Fishbein Fellow.

JAMA. 2003;289(22):2913-2916. doi:10.1001/jama.289.22.2913

Despite the many benefits of physical activity, initiation and maintenance rates in the general population are disappointing.1 The majority of US adults are either completely inactive or do not meet the recommended guidelines of 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 times per week or at least 20 minutes of vigorous activity 3 times per week.2 Recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey1 suggest that 27.6% of adults perform no activity, 46.2% perform some activity, and 26.2% meet recommendations.

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