Keep active (professional)

Key messages

  • Health care professionals should routinely ask patients about their physical activity levels, and give brief advice based on whether or not patients are meeting the CMO guidelines.
  • According to self-report measures, 1 in 4 adults do not meet UK guidance levels of physical activity.

Referral and pathways

Patients should be encouraged to work towards UK guidelines by incorporating physical activity into their daily lives and reducing their sedentary time.

Physical activity opportunities and initiatives by district and borough 
Broxbourne

Dacorum

East Herts 

Hertsmere

North Herts

St Albans

Stevenage

Three Rivers

Watford

Welwyn Hatfield

Training

BMJ 9 e-learning modules for physical activity

Campaigns and strategies