How effective are face-to-face interventions for promoting physical activity in community-dwelling adults?
Owing to the clinical and statistical heterogeneity of the studies, only limited conclusions could be drawn about the effectiveness of individual components of the interventions. The long-term impact, cost effectiveness and rates of adverse events for these interventions were not established because the majority of studies stopped after 12 months.
Participating in insufficient amounts of physical activity leads to an increased risk of a number of chronic diseases, and physical and mental health problems. Regular physical activity should be a goal for all adults and can provide social, emotional and physical health benefits. The majority of adults are not active at recommended levels.