Communities can provide many opportunities for physical activity, such as walking trails, bicycle lanes on roads, sidewalks, and sports fields. What Can Communities Do To Help People Be Active? Actions by communities can influence whether regular physical activity is an easy choice. Communities can provide many opportunities for physical activity, such as walking trails, bicycle lanes on roads, sidewalks, and sports fields. Organizations in the community have a role to play as well. Schools, places of worship, worksites, and community centers can provide opportunities and encouragement for physical activity. Use Evidence-Based Approaches and Tailor Them to the Needs of Individual Communities To be effective, physical activity promotion efforts should use an “evidence-based” approach. The CDC’s Guide to Community Preventive Services 1 has reviewed many community-level approaches to promote physical activity, including these five strongly recommended strategies: • Community-wide campaigns
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course PFW 101 at Texas State.