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Physical Activity Interventions Among African American Women

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Engaging in regular physical activity has well-known health benefits, yet only 34% of African American women achieve recommended levels (≥150 min/week of moderate-vigorous physical activity) of physical activity as recommended by the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (US Department of Health and Human Services. Physical activity guidelines for Americans. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Washington, DC, 2018).

Equally concerning, African American women experience poor health outcomes from common health conditions (obesity, cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, asthma, and cancer) that are associated with insufficient regular physical activity.

Successful strategies that target physical inactivity in African American women will be discussed that help promote regular ongoing regular physical activity. These interventions have proven to be effective in promoting engagement in regular physical activity in African American women contributing to improved health outcomes, leading to decrease disparities in this population.

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Williams, W.M. (2021). Physical Activity Interventions Among African American Women. In: Vermeesch, A. (eds) Integrative Health Nursing Interventions for Vulnerable Populations. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60043-3_10

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