Telephone-assisted counseling for physical activity

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2002 Apr;30(2):64-8. doi: 10.1097/00003677-200204000-00004.


Different methods of intervention have been tested to promote physical activity at the individual level. The telephone is an excellent form of media for delivering exercise counseling and advice. This review highlights important clinical trials that have documented the success of telephone-assisted exercise counseling for promoting physical activity in a variety of populations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Counseling*
  • Exercise*
  • Health Behavior*
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Telephone