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Social Support for Physical Activity

Overview

This strategy provides a supportive environment for individuals attempting to increase and sustain regular physical activity. Social support interventions for physical activity can focus on existing social networks or creating new social networks. Such interventions might aim to increase social support within the family (targeting the family as a whole, the parents, or the spouse/partner), the faith community, the worksite, or other community-based sectors. Techniques regularly used in social support interventions include group-oriented goal setting, problem solving, discussion, and physical activity opportunities or events.

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Settings

 Community (faith-based organizations )

 School (including university)

 Worksite