The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity

Michael Pratt, Olga L. Sarmiento, Felipe Montes, David Ogilvie, Bess H. Marcus, Lilian G. Perez, Ross C. Brownson, Jasem R. Alkandari, Lars Bo Andersen, Adrian E. Bauman, Steven N. Blair, Fiona C. Bull, Cora L. Craig, Ulf Ekelund, Shifalika Goenka, Regina Guthold, Pedro C. Hallal, William L. Haskell, Gregory Heath, Shigeru Inoue & 15 others Sonja Kahlmeier, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Harold W. Kohl, Estelle Victoria Lambert, I. Min Lee, Grit Leetongin, Felipe Lobelo, Ruth J.F. Loos, Brian W. Martin, Neville Owen, Diana C. Parra, Pekka Puska, Rodrigo S. Reis, James F. Sallis, Jonathan C. Wells

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

140 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Physical inactivity accounts for more than 3 million deaths per year, most from non-communicable diseases in lowincome and middle-income countries. We used reviews of physical activity interventions and a simulation model to examine how megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation directly and indirectly affect levels of physical activity across countries of low, middle, and high income. The model suggested that the direct and potentiating effects of information and communication technology, especially mobile phones, are nearly equal in magnitude to the mean effects of planned physical activity interventions. The greatest potential to increase population physical activity might thus be in creation of synergistic policies in sectors outside health including communication and transportation. However, there remains a glaring mismatch between where studies on physical activity interventions are undertaken and where the potential lies in low-income and middle-income countries for populationlevel effects that will truly affect global health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-293
Number of pages12
JournalThe Lancet
Volume380
Issue number9838
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Fingerprint

Technology
Health Communication
Cell Phones
Population
Global Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Pratt, M., Sarmiento, O. L., Montes, F., Ogilvie, D., Marcus, B. H., Perez, L. G., ... Wells, J. C. (2012). The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity. The Lancet, 380(9838), 282-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60736-3

The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity. / Pratt, Michael; Sarmiento, Olga L.; Montes, Felipe; Ogilvie, David; Marcus, Bess H.; Perez, Lilian G.; Brownson, Ross C.; Alkandari, Jasem R.; Andersen, Lars Bo; Bauman, Adrian E.; Blair, Steven N.; Bull, Fiona C.; Craig, Cora L.; Ekelund, Ulf; Goenka, Shifalika; Guthold, Regina; Hallal, Pedro C.; Haskell, William L.; Heath, Gregory; Inoue, Shigeru; Kahlmeier, Sonja; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Kohl, Harold W.; Lambert, Estelle Victoria; Lee, I. Min; Leetongin, Grit; Lobelo, Felipe; Loos, Ruth J.F.; Martin, Brian W.; Owen, Neville; Parra, Diana C.; Puska, Pekka; Reis, Rodrigo S.; Sallis, James F.; Wells, Jonathan C.

In: The Lancet, Vol. 380, No. 9838, 01.01.2012, p. 282-293.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pratt, M, Sarmiento, OL, Montes, F, Ogilvie, D, Marcus, BH, Perez, LG, Brownson, RC, Alkandari, JR, Andersen, LB, Bauman, AE, Blair, SN, Bull, FC, Craig, CL, Ekelund, U, Goenka, S, Guthold, R, Hallal, PC, Haskell, WL, Heath, G, Inoue, S, Kahlmeier, S, Katzmarzyk, PT, Kohl, HW, Lambert, EV, Lee, IM, Leetongin, G, Lobelo, F, Loos, RJF, Martin, BW, Owen, N, Parra, DC, Puska, P, Reis, RS, Sallis, JF & Wells, JC 2012, 'The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity', The Lancet, vol. 380, no. 9838, pp. 282-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60736-3
Pratt, Michael ; Sarmiento, Olga L. ; Montes, Felipe ; Ogilvie, David ; Marcus, Bess H. ; Perez, Lilian G. ; Brownson, Ross C. ; Alkandari, Jasem R. ; Andersen, Lars Bo ; Bauman, Adrian E. ; Blair, Steven N. ; Bull, Fiona C. ; Craig, Cora L. ; Ekelund, Ulf ; Goenka, Shifalika ; Guthold, Regina ; Hallal, Pedro C. ; Haskell, William L. ; Heath, Gregory ; Inoue, Shigeru ; Kahlmeier, Sonja ; Katzmarzyk, Peter T. ; Kohl, Harold W. ; Lambert, Estelle Victoria ; Lee, I. Min ; Leetongin, Grit ; Lobelo, Felipe ; Loos, Ruth J.F. ; Martin, Brian W. ; Owen, Neville ; Parra, Diana C. ; Puska, Pekka ; Reis, Rodrigo S. ; Sallis, James F. ; Wells, Jonathan C. / The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity. In: The Lancet. 2012 ; Vol. 380, No. 9838. pp. 282-293.
@article{83b7ce4d9edd4e229095bbe0c0f91e34,
title = "The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity",
abstract = "Physical inactivity accounts for more than 3 million deaths per year, most from non-communicable diseases in lowincome and middle-income countries. We used reviews of physical activity interventions and a simulation model to examine how megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation directly and indirectly affect levels of physical activity across countries of low, middle, and high income. The model suggested that the direct and potentiating effects of information and communication technology, especially mobile phones, are nearly equal in magnitude to the mean effects of planned physical activity interventions. The greatest potential to increase population physical activity might thus be in creation of synergistic policies in sectors outside health including communication and transportation. However, there remains a glaring mismatch between where studies on physical activity interventions are undertaken and where the potential lies in low-income and middle-income countries for populationlevel effects that will truly affect global health.",
author = "Michael Pratt and Sarmiento, {Olga L.} and Felipe Montes and David Ogilvie and Marcus, {Bess H.} and Perez, {Lilian G.} and Brownson, {Ross C.} and Alkandari, {Jasem R.} and Andersen, {Lars Bo} and Bauman, {Adrian E.} and Blair, {Steven N.} and Bull, {Fiona C.} and Craig, {Cora L.} and Ulf Ekelund and Shifalika Goenka and Regina Guthold and Hallal, {Pedro C.} and Haskell, {William L.} and Gregory Heath and Shigeru Inoue and Sonja Kahlmeier and Katzmarzyk, {Peter T.} and Kohl, {Harold W.} and Lambert, {Estelle Victoria} and Lee, {I. Min} and Grit Leetongin and Felipe Lobelo and Loos, {Ruth J.F.} and Martin, {Brian W.} and Neville Owen and Parra, {Diana C.} and Pekka Puska and Reis, {Rodrigo S.} and Sallis, {James F.} and Wells, {Jonathan C.}",
year = "2012",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60736-3",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "380",
pages = "282--293",
journal = "The Lancet",
issn = "0140-6736",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "9838",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity

AU - Pratt, Michael

AU - Sarmiento, Olga L.

AU - Montes, Felipe

AU - Ogilvie, David

AU - Marcus, Bess H.

AU - Perez, Lilian G.

AU - Brownson, Ross C.

AU - Alkandari, Jasem R.

AU - Andersen, Lars Bo

AU - Bauman, Adrian E.

AU - Blair, Steven N.

AU - Bull, Fiona C.

AU - Craig, Cora L.

AU - Ekelund, Ulf

AU - Goenka, Shifalika

AU - Guthold, Regina

AU - Hallal, Pedro C.

AU - Haskell, William L.

AU - Heath, Gregory

AU - Inoue, Shigeru

AU - Kahlmeier, Sonja

AU - Katzmarzyk, Peter T.

AU - Kohl, Harold W.

AU - Lambert, Estelle Victoria

AU - Lee, I. Min

AU - Leetongin, Grit

AU - Lobelo, Felipe

AU - Loos, Ruth J.F.

AU - Martin, Brian W.

AU - Owen, Neville

AU - Parra, Diana C.

AU - Puska, Pekka

AU - Reis, Rodrigo S.

AU - Sallis, James F.

AU - Wells, Jonathan C.

PY - 2012/1/1

Y1 - 2012/1/1

N2 - Physical inactivity accounts for more than 3 million deaths per year, most from non-communicable diseases in lowincome and middle-income countries. We used reviews of physical activity interventions and a simulation model to examine how megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation directly and indirectly affect levels of physical activity across countries of low, middle, and high income. The model suggested that the direct and potentiating effects of information and communication technology, especially mobile phones, are nearly equal in magnitude to the mean effects of planned physical activity interventions. The greatest potential to increase population physical activity might thus be in creation of synergistic policies in sectors outside health including communication and transportation. However, there remains a glaring mismatch between where studies on physical activity interventions are undertaken and where the potential lies in low-income and middle-income countries for populationlevel effects that will truly affect global health.

AB - Physical inactivity accounts for more than 3 million deaths per year, most from non-communicable diseases in lowincome and middle-income countries. We used reviews of physical activity interventions and a simulation model to examine how megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation directly and indirectly affect levels of physical activity across countries of low, middle, and high income. The model suggested that the direct and potentiating effects of information and communication technology, especially mobile phones, are nearly equal in magnitude to the mean effects of planned physical activity interventions. The greatest potential to increase population physical activity might thus be in creation of synergistic policies in sectors outside health including communication and transportation. However, there remains a glaring mismatch between where studies on physical activity interventions are undertaken and where the potential lies in low-income and middle-income countries for populationlevel effects that will truly affect global health.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84864050697&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84864050697&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60736-3

DO - 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60736-3

M3 - Review article

VL - 380

SP - 282

EP - 293

JO - The Lancet

JF - The Lancet

SN - 0140-6736

IS - 9838

ER -