|Physical activity (PA) on prescription|
|Brief Description||The goal of this intervention is to change the inactive lifestyle of adults with health condition(s) (i.e., overweight, psychosomatic problems, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes) into a sustainable, more active lifestyle to improve the physical and mental health as well as social cohesion. The intervention especially targeted disadvantaged adults to close the health equity gap.
The ‘physical activity prescription’ programme includes a referral from the general practitioner, counselling sessions by a physical activity coach (using among others motivational interviewing techniques, goal setting via a physical activity plan, feedback), and the organization of low-threshold activities by community health centers/local sports and recreational organizations (if not yet available).
The intervention consists of three major components:
(1) a PA prescription by a physician,
Based on the results, this intervention seems to be an effective strategy to initiate an increase in physical activity and quality of life in disadvantaged adults.
|Field||Moving: Cycling, Moving: Walking|
|Impact||Health, Equity, Environmental sustainability|
|Target Group||General population, Low socio-economic status|
|INHERIT Perspective||This project has been included given its positive impact on physical activity, health, and quality of life of (disadvantaged) adults. PA on prescription aims to change the inactive lifestyle of adults with health condition(s) into a sustainable, more active lifestyle. The intervention consists of three major components: 1) a PA prescription by a physician, 2) the development of a personal PA plan with a personal PA coach and, 3) follow-up consultations. The project has a clear focus on changing BEHAVIOUR but also takes into account the individual EXPOSURE/EXPERIENCE to low-threshold opportunities for physical activity.|
|Detailed description PDF filename||Download file|
|Contact||Luc Lipkens – VIGeZ – Luc.Lipkens@VIGeZ.be|