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.
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%
Estabrooks PA, Glasgow RE, Dzewaltowski DA. Physical Activity Promotion Through Primary Care. JAMA. 2003;289(22):2913–2916. doi:10.1001/jama.289.22.2913