Physical inactivity is one of the major health challenges of our time. Health authorities advise us to be physically active because there is convincing evidence on the health benefits of physical activity. Still, only about 30% of us reach these recommendations, and this is due to a combination of increasing mechanisation, digitisation, motorisation and urbanisation that continues to inexorably squeeze essential physical activity out of our daily lives.
It is therefore a global goal for all countries to reduce physical inactivity. The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity has good documentation on how to increase the proportion of physically active . In this context, Scottish researchers have adapted the contents of the Toronto Charter in an infographic to illustrate the content of this important document.
This is made in a form that can easily be shared as a picture on popular social media like facebook, twitter, etc.. The idea is that the figure should communicate the key messages in seconds, and act as a guide to the Toronto Charter. Let’s hope that the figure runs its course in social media.
Øivind Rognmo, researcher at CERG