From one pandemic to another: emerging lessons from COVID-19 for tackling physical inactivity in cities

McDougall, C. W., Brown, C., Thomson, C., Hanley, N. , Tully, M. A., Quilliam, R. S., Bartie, P. J., Gibson, L. and Oliver, D. M. (2020) From one pandemic to another: emerging lessons from COVID-19 for tackling physical inactivity in cities. Cities and Health, (doi: 10.1080/23748834.2020.1785165) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Physical inactivity is a global pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has altered global patterns of physical activity in ways that were unimaginable before the outbreak. Enforced restrictions on mobility and the mass closure of indoor fitness centres has highlighted the limitations of many urban areas for enabling physical activity and reinforced inequalities in physical activity opportunities across cities. However, unprecedented reductions in mobility and increases in localised physical activity provide unique insight on opportunities for urban health promotion. COVID-19 responses can, therefore, encourage new perspectives in urban planning and inspire novel future strategies to design more sustainable, healthier and equitable cities.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hanley, Professor Nicholas
Authors: McDougall, C. W., Brown, C., Thomson, C., Hanley, N., Tully, M. A., Quilliam, R. S., Bartie, P. J., Gibson, L., and Oliver, D. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Cities and Health
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:2374-8834
ISSN (Online):2374-8842
Published Online:28 July 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in Cities and Health 2020
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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