Term Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion
Code LH-2700.6450
Definition Programs that promote the benefits of an active lifestyle and encourage people of all ages to participate in regular physical activity as a means of improving health, preventing disease and enhancing the overall quality of their lives. The programs may be tailored for specific populations such as children, adolescents, older adults, employees or people with disabilities; and generally explain why physical activity is important, offer suggestions regarding easy ways to integrate physical activity into a daily routine (such as taking the stairs, going for a walk or parking further away than one usually does), describe specific benefits that can be experienced (such as building strong bones, strengthening muscles, maintaining flexibility, achieving and maintaining ideal weight, maintaining cardiovascular health, meeting new friends and improving physical self-esteem), and provide guidelines for the type and level of activity that is required to develop and maintain fitness or achieve other health-related goals.
Created 6/12/07
Changed 6/12/07
Use References Active Lifestyle Promotion
Fitness Education/Promotion
Physical Activity Education/Promotion
See Also References Adapted Exercise Equipment (LH-0600.7000-050)
Athletic Clubs (PL-6400.6750-050)
Body Image Education (RR-5150.5000-100)
Disease Prevention Programs (LT-1780)
Exercise/Fitness Leader Volunteer Opportunities (PX-7000.1800)
Fitness Equipment and Accessories (PL-7200.2000)
General Health Education Programs (LH-2700.2500)
Healthy Eating Programs (LH-2700.6000-300)
Physical Fitness (PL-6600)
Physical Fitness Assessment (LF-7200)
Physical Fitness Referrals (PL-6610)
Recreational Activities/Sports (PL-7000)
Therapeutic Exercise (LR-8400)
Weight Management (LT-9500)
Weight Related Support Groups (PN-8100.0500-900)
Wellness Programs (LH-2700.9500)
Yoga (PL-6600.9700)
External Classification Terms Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Patient Education (NPC E08.08)
Patient & Family Support (NTE E86)
Physical Activity (ACH J-01)
Public Education and Awareness (Health) (UW 2.4.09.01)
Related Concepts After School Programs
Foster Care Transition Services
Facet Service
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