Research Impact: Although policies and programs to support physical activity exist, they may not be accessed or utilized by individuals from socio-economically disadvantaged groups. This invited article highlights effective evidence-informed approaches that can assist practitioners and decision-makers when designing and implementing physical activity policies and programs to reach these disadvantaged groups. We found that the strength of evidence for effective physical activity interventions varied depending on the age group examined. Practitioners and decision-makers should consider the additional barriers to physical activity experienced by people who are disadvantaged. In addition, we argue that a focus on obesity prevention and treatment could discourage some people from engaging in physical activity.
Craike, M., Wiesner, G., Hilland, T.A. and Bengoechea, E.G. Centre for Active Living, June 2019, Vol 30, No. 6. How inclusive are we? A look at the effectiveness of physical activity interventions for disadvantaged groups. https://www.centre4activeliving.ca/news/2019/06/low-SES/