The case studies below exemplify some of the interventions and policies implemented around the globe.
Acknowledging the importance of external factors including the social, cultural and economic environment, read the case studies below to learn more about existing interventions designed to foster environments that promote active living, and identify some of the barriers and enablers to implement physical activity-oriented interventions.
This study aimed “to assess the relationship between the body mass index and sports and physical activities in an unbiased, simple, random sample of teenagers from mid-north-eastern Poland.” Read more.
This study of UK adults between April-May 2020 examined physical activity levels, diet quality amongst other factors during the COVID-19 lockdown. The common barriers to weight management because of the pandemic were explored. Read more.
The Rotterdam Study examined the “association between overweight and obesity and cardiovascular disease risk as a function of physical activity levels in a middle-aged and elderly population.” Read more.
This research evaluated “the effectiveness of a school-based nutrition education and physical activity intervention on cardiovascular risk profile and mental health outcomes among Chinese children with obesity.” Read more.
This study investigates the effectiveness and degree to which the Active for Life Year 5 (AFLY5) programme was delivered as intended in UK schools. The educational programme is targeted at 9–to-10-year-old children to increase their physical activity level, decrease sedentary behaviour, and promote the consumption of healthy food products. Read more.
‘Let’s Move It’ – a school-based multilevel intervention to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour among older adolescents in vocational secondary schools: a study protocol for a cluster-randomised trial
Let’s Move It trial evaluated “the effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of a school-based, multi-level intervention, on physical activity and sedentary behaviours, among vocational school students.” Read more.
The International Physical Activity and Environment Network Adult study “shares data on the link between the built environment and physical activity and BMI across 12 countries on 5 continents (n > 14,000).” The study aimed to measure the associations of built environments with physical activity and overweight and obesity. Read more.
The study examined the role that the environments we live in have on physical activity levels and vice versa amongst 650 children. The study concluded the policy action to address childhood and adolescent obesity should consider both social and physical environments. Read more.
The aim of the study was to assess the impact of a workplace weight-loss programme on weight loss, physical, behavioural, and mental well-being among people living with overweight or obesity. Read more.
The current study investigated the bidirectional association between stress and physical activity in adults with overweight and obesity. Read more.