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barrier to physical activity (16)

The recent COVID-19 restrictions have profoundly impacted the way people live, work and travel as evidenced by the public’s desire to be more active, and the rise in popularity of cycling and walking (Sport England, 2020). Now, we can embed those changes in people’s travel behaviour, increase active travel, and transform permanently how many people move around, particularly in towns and cities. Source: gov.uk, July 2020
Study suggests that higher levels of urban development have mixed effects on health and adds further evidence that socioeconomic distress has adverse impacts on multiple physical and mental health outcomes. e.g. Single lane roads were associated with increased diabetes and obesity, while non-single-family home buildings were associated with decreased obesity, diabetes and inactivity. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32050938 (February 2020)
Men’s and women’s accounts suggested variations in men’s need for, and utilisation of, partner support in order to make changes to dietary practices and physical activity. There were also differences in descriptions of women’s involvement in men’s behaviour changes. Typologies were developed categorising men as ‘resolute’, ‘reliant’/‘receptive’ and ‘non-responsive’ and women as ‘very involved’, ‘partially involved’ and ‘not involved’. Source: https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/1
I’d heard Tom Kerridge was going to be filming a show in his home town of Gloucester and was looking for people to take part. The idea was that he and 11 locals would take on a challenge to regain control of their weight, and get fitter and healthier in the process. It’s improved all areas of my life and I’ve made new friends in the process. I know I can keep going and keep achieving. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/articles/before_after_weight-loss (February 2020)
The lack of access to public transport is generally considered to be a risk factor for childhood obesity by discouraging active transport and thus physical activity. A total of 25 cross-sectional and two longitudinal studies conducted in 10 countries were identified. These observations suggest that an increased level of access to public transport may have a health-promoting effect and hence prevent the development of childhood obesity. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32003139 (J
High TV time is associated with poor physical fitness in youth. Accordingly, intervention strategies need to target a meaningful utilization of TV and other screen-based activities in addition to the promotion of PA in order to ensure sufficient physical fitness in youth. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31993349 (December 2019)
Chances are good that you, or someone you know, is dealing with anxiety. One sobering study shows that people with anxiety tend to be more sedentary and do less intense forms of physical activity, if any. That’s ironic, because lacing up your sneakers and getting out and moving may be the single best nonmedical solution we have for preventing and treating anxiety. Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/can-exercise-help-treat-anxiety-2019102418096 (October 2019)