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Title: From one pandemic to another: emerging lessons from COVID-19 for tackling physical inactivity in cities
Author(s): McDougall, Craig W
Brown, Caroline
Thomson, Craig
Hanley, Nick
Tully, Mark A
Quilliam, Richard S
Bartie, Phil J
Gibson, Lesley
Oliver, David M
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Keywords: Physical activity
neighbourhood inequality
urban planning
Issue Date: 28-Jul-2020
Citation: McDougall CW, Brown C, Thomson C, Hanley N, Tully MA, Quilliam RS, Bartie PJ, Gibson L & Oliver DM (2020) From one pandemic to another: emerging lessons from COVID-19 for tackling physical inactivity in cities. Cities and Health.
Abstract: Physical inactivity is a global pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has altered global patterns of physical activity in ways that were unimaginable before the outbreak. Enforced restrictions on mobility and the mass closure of indoor fitness centres has highlighted the limitations of many urban areas for enabling physical activity and reinforced inequalities in physical activity opportunities across cities. However, unprecedented reductions in mobility and increases in localised physical activity provide unique insight on opportunities for urban health promotion. COVID-19 responses can, therefore, encourage new perspectives in urban planning and inspire novel future strategies to design more sustainable, healthier and equitable cities. 
DOI Link: 10.1080/23748834.2020.1785165
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