Fitness for fans: professional football and public health

Bunn, C. (2017) Fitness for fans: professional football and public health. Football Medic and Scientist(20), pp. 34-35.

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The benefits of an active life – such as improved mental health and lowered risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers – are well known amongst sports and exercise medicine professionals. But in the broader population, not everyone is able to realise these benefits. As part of this year’s joint BASEM/FSEM conference in Liverpool, delegates had a lively discussion about how professional football (and other sporting) clubs can help to get the population moving more. This article offers a summary and some reflections on the discussion.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bunn, Dr Christopher
Authors: Bunn, C.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Social Sciences
Journal Name:Football Medic and Scientist
Publisher:Football Medical Association
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Football Medical Association
First Published:First published in Football Medic and Scientist 20: 34-35
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
630851EUROFIT: Social innovation to improve physical activity and sedentary behaviour through elite European footballSally WykeEuropean Commission (EC)602170SPS - INST. OF HEALTH & WELLBEING