Built Environment Approaches to Increase Physical Activity
Published: August 13, 2020
- According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2017, adults should move more and sit less. Substantial benefits are seen when adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity per week and children and adolescents do at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily.
- This advisory highlights Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommendations for built environment approaches to increase physical activity.
- The advisory identifies practical approaches that may improve cardiovascular health in the community and recommends strategies proven to improve land use, environmental design, and transportation systems.
- Commentary: Supporting Active Transportation and Active Living for All Americans through Equitable Built Environment and Transportation-related Approaches by Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS
- Top Things to Know: Built Environment Approaches to Increase Physical Activity
- News Release: Increasing active transportation and improving health starts with bettering built environments
- Creating Built Environments That Expand Active Transportation and Active Living Across the United States
- 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
- 2018 HHS Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, Second Edition
- The National Physical Activity Plan
- Environmental Supports for Physical Activity, National Health Interview Survey-2015
- Implementing strategies to enhance public health surveillance of physical activity in the United States