Important information about this guidance
This guideline covered four common methods used to increase the population's physical activity levels: brief interventions in primary care, exercise referral schemes, pedometers and community-based walking and cycling programmes.
It has been updated and replaced by the following NICE guidelines:
Walking and cycling PH41 (November 2012)
Physical activity: brief advice for adults in primary care PH44 (May 2013)
Exercise referral schemes to promote physical activity PH54 (September 2014).