Although physical activity (PA) provides children with various health benefits, many children do not engage in regular PA.
- This commentary recommends that health care professionals can effectively encourage children and their families to participate in more PA through lifestyle changes.
- The strategies that clinicians can employ to promote PA are discussed in this article, including encouraging health care professionals to include the entire family, support lifestyle physical activity (such as walking or biking to school), promote self-efficacy, and encourage self-monitoring.
Craig A. Johnston, PhD, & Maria A. Papaioannou, BS. (2013). Lifestyle Approach for Increasing Physical Activity in Youth. Am J Lifestyle Med, 7(5), 307-309.