Targeted Health Behavior Interventions Promoting Physical Activity: A Conceptual Model

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2016 Apr;44(2):71-80. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000075.


This article presents a conceptual model illustrating a targeted approach to the design and delivery of health behavior interventions that focus on physical activity promotion. We hypothesize that researchers who i) enhance the sociocultural relevance of their core intervention components and ii) recognize the unique contributions of both intervention design and delivery will experience greater intervention engagement and improved outcomes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Culture
  • Exercise*
  • Health Behavior*
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Program Development*
  • Sociological Factors