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Is there such a thing as sustainable physical activity?

Bjørnarå, H. B. et Torstveit, M. K. et Stea, T. H. et Bere, E. (2016). Is there such a thing as sustainable physical activity? Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 27 (3). p. 366-372. ISSN 1600-0838 DOI: 10.1111/sms.12669.

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There is a global need to diminish climate gas emissions, and a simultaneous call for enhanced levels of physical activity. Increased physical activity entails reduced risk for overweight and chronic diseases, as well as a potential to reduce transport's major contribution to global CO2 emissions. However, increased physical activity level also implies increased energy expenditure. Therefore, we aim to introduce the concept of sustainable physical activity, and to suggest certain physical activity habits due to their potentially sustainable properties. Worldwide, a third of adults and four fifths of adolescents ought to be more physically active in order to comply with current physical activity recommendations. Yet, considering upcoming resource challenges, types of physical activity should be taken into account. Active transportation represents carbon-friendly means of transportation as well as an opportunity for enhanced physical activity. Physical activity conducted in the local community is likely to favor sustainability through less use of fossil fuel, as it makes transportation redundant. Moreover, going “back to basic”, using less equipment and appliances for everyday tasks could contribute toward energy balance through increased physical activity, and could decrease resource use. Finally, balancing food intake and energy expenditure would require less food production with accompanying energy savings.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: VAPEN Resource challenges environmental impact health promotion active transportation community-based physical activity equipment energy balance
Déposé par: Veille References
Date de dépôt: 09 mars 2017 13:42
Dernière modification: 09 mars 2017 13:42
URI: http://bel.uqtr.ca/id/eprint/3038

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