A new study in The BMJ has shown that exercise interventions in primary case can be beneficial for boosting physical activity levels by about 14 minutes a week and lessening adult obesity.
The research included the scouring of databases such as PsycINFO, Embase, and Medline for relevant sources from the earliest start period until September 2020.
According to researchers, the aim of the study was to “examine the effectiveness of physical activity interventions delivered or prompted by primary care health professionals for increasing moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) in adult patients.”
Out of the nearly 16,000 unique adult participants included throughout this study, the researchers concluded that physical activity interventions in primary case settings can increase participation with moderate to vigorous intensity exercise by an average of 14 minutes a week.
“Physical activity interventions delivered or prompted by health professionals in primary care appear effective at increasing participation in self-reported MVPA,” the authors of the research explained. “Such interventions should be considered for routine implementation to increase levels of physical activity and improve health outcomes in the population.”