Promotion of physical activity in the primary care setting: the situation in Switzerland

Bize, Raphaël; Surbeck, Rebekka; Padlina, Oliver; Peduzzi, Fabio; Cornuz, Jacques; Martin, Brian W. (2008). Promotion of physical activity in the primary care setting: the situation in Switzerland Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin und Sporttraumatologie, 56(3), pp. 112-116. Rubmedia

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Abstract Although many harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle on health are well known, we still need to better understand how regular physical activity in the general population can be promoted effectively. Among the currently explored strategies, screening for sedentary lifestyle and promoting physical activity in the primary care setting seem promising. Despite recommendations from governmental agencies and professional associations in favor of physical activity counseling, this approach has not been widely adopted so far. This article summarizes the steps taken in Switzerland with the aim of developing physical activity counseling in the primary care setting. It describes how the early implication of primary care physicians influenced in a concrete way the development of the

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Swiss Federal Institute of Sports Magglingen SFISM

Name:

Bize, Raphaël;
Surbeck, Rebekka;
Padlina, Oliver;
Peduzzi, Fabio;
Cornuz, Jacques and
Martin, Brian W.

ISSN:

1422-0644

Publisher:

Rubmedia

Language:

English

Submitter:

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Date Deposited:

03 May 2021 11:25

Last Modified:

30 Sep 2021 02:17

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

physical activity promotion primary care Switzerland

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.11106

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/11106

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