The application of a physical activity and location measurement system to public health interventions to promote physical activity

Gillian MacLellan, Lynne Baillie, Malcolm H. Granat

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Abstract

At least 60% of the world's population is not sufficiently active to benefit their health. This can be attributed in part to reduced participation in active leisure pursuits, and an increase in sedentary behavior in the workplace. Another key factor is that walking has declined in recent decades and this is thought to be due to an increase in car use and layout of urban environments which are dominated by cars and so do not appeal to pedestrians [4]. Other aspects of the local environment such as availability of parks and other recreation facilities, land use and transport system can also have a discouraging or alternatively an encouraging influence on walking and other forms of physical activity [6].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • physical activity
  • mobile technology
  • public health

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    MacLellan, G., Baillie, L., & Granat, M. H. (2009). The application of a physical activity and location measurement system to public health interventions to promote physical activity. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments http://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/sec/318