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Leveraging Physical Literacy to Promote Physical Activity for Youth with Obesity

11th December, 2023

[Source: ScienceDirect]

Background: Promoting physical activity has been identified as a pillar of obesity treatment and prevention. However, youth with obesity often present with physical, affective, and environmental barriers to physical activity engagement. The construct of physical literacy, which has garnered international attention as a holistic approach to understanding human movement, may improve physical activity promotion strategies for youth with obesity. However, literature has shown that healthcare providers are not engaged with the construct of physical literacy.

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