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Routine Assessment and Promotion of Physical Activity in Healthcare Settings

  • Physical inactivity is a consistent public health problem and is associated with a high burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs).
  • This scientific statement reviews the evidence regarding the feasibility, validity and effectiveness of assessment and promotion of physical activity (PA) in healthcare settings for adult patients.
  • This statement discusses the importance of healthcare providers assessing levels of physical activity with the goal of educational discussions about its importance to health.

Read the full article in Circulation