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Better Late Than Never?! Five Compelling Reasons for Putting Physical Activity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries High Up on the Public Health Research Agenda.
J Phys Act Health ; 18(12): 1469-1470, 2021 10 14.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1467651
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Since 2020, the world has been navigating an epidemiologic transition with both infectious diseases (COVID-19) and noncommunicable diseases intertwined in complex and diverse ways. In fact, the pandemics of physical inactivity, noncommunicable diseases, and COVID-19 coincide in a tragically impactful ménage à trois with their detrimental long-term health consequences yet to be determined. We know that people in low- and middle-income countries not only have the highest risk of developing chronic diseases, they also develop the diseases at a younger age, they suffer longer, and they die earlier than people in high-income countries. This commentary features 5 compelling reasons for putting physical activity in low- and middle-income countries high up on the public health research agenda and calls for more commitment to inclusive and context-specific public health practices that are paired with locally relevant promotion and facilitation of PA practice, research, and policymaking.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Public Health / COVID-19 Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: J Phys Act Health Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Public Health / COVID-19 Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: J Phys Act Health Year: 2021 Document Type: Article