Table 4.3

Effective interventions for improving physical activity

Source: Health Development Agency.20
  • Promoting “active transport” (encouraging walking and cycling by providing safe routes and discouraging car use in inner cities)

  • Increasing physical education and sports in schools

  • Creating a greater awareness of the need for a more active lifestyle

  • Referring patients deemed to be at “high risk” of CHD to leisure centre based, supervised exercise programmes