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dc.contributor.authorMuzenda, Trish
dc.contributor.authorShung-King, Maylene
dc.contributor.authorLambert, Estelle Victoria
dc.contributor.authorBrugulat Panés, Anna
dc.contributor.authorWeimann, Amy
dc.contributor.authorMcCreedy, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorTatah, Lambed
dc.contributor.authorMapa-Tassou, Clarisse
dc.contributor.authorGovia, Ishtar
dc.contributor.authorWere, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorOni, Tolu
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-28T19:06:06Z
dc.date.available2022-03-28T19:06:06Z
dc.date.issued2022-03-23
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/335405
dc.description.abstractNon-communicable diseases (NCDs) contribute significantly to global mortality and are of particular concern in growing urban populations of low- and-middle income countries (LMICs). Physical inactivity is a key NCD determinant and requires urgent addressing. Laudable global and regional efforts to promote physical activity are being made, but the links between physical activity (PA), NCD reduction, and integrated intersectoral approaches to reducing obesogenic environments are not consistently made. This study applied a document analysis approach to global PA and NCD policies to better understand the current global policy environment and how this may facilitate integrated PA promotion. A total of 34 global policies related to PA, from different sectors, were analyzed. PA policy in mitigation of NCDs has evolved exponentially, with a progression towards addressing structural determinants alongside individual behavior change. The global PA agenda is primarily driven by the World Health Organization. Intersectoral collaboration is importantly regarded, but the contributions of other sectors, outside of health, education, transport, and urban planning, are less clear. Improving PA among key sub-populations—women, girls, and adolescents—requires greater policy consideration. It is imperative for PA-relevant sectors at all levels to recognize the links with NCDs and work towards integrated policy and practice in mitigation of the rising NCD pandemic.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.subjectphysical activity
dc.subjectpolicy
dc.subjectintersectoral action
dc.subjectnoncommunicable disease(s)
dc.titleThree Growth Spurts in Global Physical Activity Policies between 2000 and 2019: A Policy Document Analysis
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-03-28T19:06:05Z
prism.issueIdentifier7
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
prism.volume19
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.82834
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-03-03
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/ijerph19073819
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidWeimann, Amy [0000-0003-4146-1412]
dc.contributor.orcidMcCreedy, Nicole [0000-0003-3557-3012]
dc.contributor.orcidTatah, Lambed [0000-0002-8967-6917]
dc.contributor.orcidMapa-Tassou, Clarisse [0000-0002-0709-1449]
dc.contributor.orcidGovia, Ishtar [0000-0001-6852-102X]
dc.contributor.orcidWere, Vincent [0000-0002-3554-795X]
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
pubs.funder-project-idNational Institute for Health Research (16/137/34)


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