Can inexpensive signs encourage the use of stairs? Results from a community intervention.

  title={Can inexpensive signs encourage the use of stairs? Results from a community intervention.},
  author={Ross E. Andersen and Shawn C. Franckowiak and John Snyder and Susan J Bartlett and Kevin R Fontaine},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={129 5},
The American Heart Association recently added a sedentary lifestyle to its list of modifiable risk factors [1]. Reports suggest that only 22% of the U.S. adult population are active enough to derive health benefits from their physical activity and that one in four Americans are completely sedentary [2]. This finding may parallel the sharp increase in the prevalence of overweight persons over the past 12 years, from 25% in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II) in 1976… CONTINUE READING


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