The National Recommendations for Physical Activity and Physical Activity Promotion target experts and stakeholders. The recommendations have been developed for Germany, but may also apply to other countries. They were created by a group of scientists and aim to offer a scientific orientation in the field of physical activity promotion.
Two characteristics of these recommendations are distinguishing: At national level, they provide the first scientifically proven and developed recommendations for the Federal Republic of Germany, and at an international level, they systematically link recommendations for physical activity and physical activity promotion for the first time.
The book is structured on three levels: Firstly split up into recommendations for physical activity and then recommendations for physical activity promotion. Within these two sections are chapters for the target groups children and adolescents, adults, older adults, adults with a chronic disease and – in the recommendations for physical activity promotion – the general population. Furthermore, the recommendations for physical activity promotion differentiate between settings, e.g. kindergarten, school, workplace or the home, to support the following process of dissemination.