General public should accumulate 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days of the week through daily activities.
Sedentary adults should increase activity gradually to recommended levels
Any physical activity is better than none
Work group recommendations: 2002 Exercise and Physical Activity Conference, St. Louis, Missouri/Session II, The Problems and Challenges of Inactivity
Article first published online: 7 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 by the American College of Rheumatology
Arthritis Care & Research
Volume 49, Issue 1, page 141, 15 February 2003
How to Cite
Sniezek, J., Macera, C. A., Hootman, J. M. and Eyler, A. A. (2003), Work group recommendations: 2002 Exercise and Physical Activity Conference, St. Louis, Missouri/Session II, The Problems and Challenges of Inactivity. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 49: 141. doi: 10.1002/art.545
- Issue published online: 7 FEB 2003
- Article first published online: 7 FEB 2003
Session II, The Problems and Challenges of Inactivity
Work Group members: Joseph Sniezek, MD, MPH (Chair), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Carol A. Macera, PhD, San Diego State University, California; Jennifer M. Hootman, PhD, ATC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia; Amy A. Eyler, PhD, St. Louis University, Missouri.
- 1Recommendations to professionals and the public:
- 2Research recommendations:
Are the general population physical activity recommendations appropriate for people with arthritis? What are the types and doses needed to decrease the impact of arthritis with respect to pain, function and disability?
What are the environmental and policy factors that influence the initiation and maintenance of physical activity at recommended levels?
What are the individual correlates that influence initiation and maintenance of physical activity at recommended levels
Develop consistent measurement and analysis methods to assess physical activity in general and for people with arthritis, specifically. (Use technologic advances to validate survey measures for general population and subgroups)
Define the relationship of physical activity and weight control in development and progression of osteoarthritis.
- 3Strategies needed to implement recommendations:
Develop effective awareness and prevention programs for people with arthritis, health care providers, and the general public
Develop supportive environments to promote and sustain physical activity.