An ecosystems approach for health-enhancing physical activity promotion: introducing the 11th Conference of HEPA Europe

Viktoria A Kovacs, Anne Vuillemin, Marie H Murphy, Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Stephen Whiting, Adriana Pinedo, Harry Rutter

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Abstract

Physical inactivity is responsible for over 5 million premature deaths every year. Around 20\0\ women are less active than men, and inactivity is higher in older age groups and in high-income countries.1 There has been clear evidence for the benefits of physical activity for health for decades, but few countries have been successful at increasing population levels of activity, and physical inactivity is still a leading risk factor for premature mortality worldwide. Achieving a breakthrough requires a systems approach that combines individual-level behaviour change approaches with upstream policy actions to focus on populations, the drivers of physical activity and inactivity and the interactions between them across complex systems.2
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)i1-i2
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume32
Issue number1
Early online date26 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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