What is it about?

This article examines how researchers have been communicating about physical activity and promoting physical activity from 1995 to 2015. The article describes the focus of the studies, the physical activity benefits that were highlighted, and the communication channels that were used to communicate about physical activity.

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Why is it important?

It is important to know how physical activity was communicated (e.g., through the Physical Activity Guidelines) for researchers to learn from those studies and their best practices and apply their new knowledge on future studies and programs to improve the population's health.


Physical activity communication touches everybody whether you do or do not exercise. You can see it in the media, social media, doctor's offices, workplaces, schools, in conversations with family and friends because it is in all settings and for all populations. This study provided a glimpse of what that communication looks like specifically in research. I hope this leads to many more studies on the topic.

Caroline Bergeron

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This page is a summary of: Physical Activity Communication: A Scoping Review of the Literature, Health Promotion Practice, March 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1524839919834272.
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