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Maintaining health in daily life - is active travel the solution?

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Tittlbach, Susanne ; Brockfeld, Antonia ; Kindig, Sebastian ; Herfet, Melinda:
Maintaining health in daily life - is active travel the solution?
In: German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research. Vol. 54 (2024) . - pp. 121-134.
ISSN 2509-3150
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12662-023-00924-4

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Physical inactivity is a global public health challenge. At the same time, the societal transformation toward a sustainable and active lifestyle can be observed. Active travel (AT) is one physical activity (PA) domain and combines healthy and sustainable daily behavior. However, it is still unclear whether assumed associations between AT and health are resilient for objective and subjective health outcomes. Since published research on AT has been growing during the last decade, this scoping review aimed to update and summarize the existing evidence. Therefore, a scoping review was conducted in PubMed, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, and Cochrane Library, following PRISMA guidelines. In all, 35 papers including 4,857,918 individuals (age range: 18–93 years old) were included. AT is strongly associated with health dimensions with a great body of knowledge showing strong associations between AT and reduced risks for noncommunicable diseases (NCD), especially in comparison to non-AT. Thus, AT can play an important role to prevent the increasing prevalence of NCD. There is a limited amount of research available on health-promoting factors and subjective health. Extracted studies suggest positive connections with AT. Mostly, cycling as a form of AT seems to have a more significant positive association with health compared to walking. Longitudinal studies further support and reinforce these findings.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Active commuting; Walking; Cycling; Physical activity; Health
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Sport Science > Chair Sport Science III - Social and Health Sciences in Sport > Chair Sport Science III - Social and Health Sciences in Sport - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Tittlbach
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Sport Science
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Sport Science > Chair Sport Science III - Social and Health Sciences in Sport
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 610 Medicine and health
700 Arts and recreation > 790 Sports, games, entertainment
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2023 07:21
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2024 10:03
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/88084