(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Integrating environmental justice and socioecological models of health to understand population-level physical activity

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SHORTT N.K. (1) ; RIND E. (1) ; PEARCE J. (1) ; MITCHELL R. (2) ;
(1) Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH), School of GeoSciences, Univ., Edinburgh, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH), Section of Public Health and Health Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Univ., Glasgow, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper considers the influence of multiple aspects of the ‘natural’ physical environment on individual-level levels of physical activity—both utilitarian and physical activity for leisure in England. It founds that, for physical activity conducted for recreational purposes, there is a strong relationship with the natural physical environment: those living in the least deprived physical environments are most likely to engage in physical activity. However, for utilitarian physical activity, physical activity whose primary purpose is not the activity itself, the AA. observed increased levels in the most environmentally deprived areas. Finally, the important role that the environment may play in shaping capabilities, particularly during the current economic and political climate, is recognised


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no6 [pp. 1479-1495]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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