Increasing Equity of Physical Activity Promotion for Optimal Cardiovascular Health in Adults

Published: May 24, 2023

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  • Addressing low levels of physical activity among under-resourced groups provides a modifiable target with the potential to improve equity in cardiovascular health (CVH).
  • Approaches to increasing physical activity should strongly consider not only focusing on commonly identified barriers to physical activity – time, access, and knowledge limitations – but overcoming barriers specific to individual groups.
  • Long-term solutions to structural barriers will require upstream approaches to address access to care, expansion of coverage for preventative services, and continued development of community resources to support regular physical activity.