Individual or population approaches to the promotion of physical activity ... is that the question?

Wendy J. Brown*

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A recent editorial raised several issues about the role of exercise physiologists in the fight against physical inactivity in Australia. This opinion piece argues that we must strive to work together in multidisciplinary groups to improve our understanding of the mechanisms which link PA and health and the ways to persuade people to become more active. Prescription of specific exercise programs supported by exercise physiologists is one strategy for helping to activate Australians, but it is unlikely that that this alone will have a significant impact on population health. If we are to activate the 10,000,000 Australians who are currently insufficiently active for health benefit, we will need the combined efforts of governments, NGOs, teachers, planners, marketing experts, veterinarians, and ALL our health professionals, to combine forces to activate Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes


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