Big Changes: A society that adopts physical activity standards

How do we achieve higher rates of physical activity across a nation that is presently underperforming? Some citations estimate that 15-20% of our society is moving at or above the bare minimum that our bodies need to maintain systemic health. We have barriers of inertia, knowledge, distractions, convenience and more. Let’s not forget the barriers that health care providers themselves unintentionally introduce. We frame physical activity in our terms, rather than looking for “it” in “their terms”. It is time for health care providers to adapt, so that our society will adopt. We must learn to listen for the physical activities that are purposeful, enjoyable, and convenient for our patients. Then, we help to create PA prescriptions within the opportunities that they provide to us.