How can we as a society address the range of problems caused by physical inactivity?
A recent feature article in PLOS Medicine examines the complicated nature of these issues in our modern lives.
The authors discuss research into commuting methods, and the overall benefits of ‘active travel’ (walking, cycling or taking public transport) in countries such as Australia. They call for continued global health initiatives, and suggest that planning methods must begin the virtuous spiral of encouraging active lifestyles among city populations.
This is one example of a “wicked problem”, where the root cause is difficult to address and the symptoms are wide-ranging. The authors conclude that policy must lead the way in promoting active lifestyles.
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