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Urbanisation and physical activity in the GCC: a case study of Oman

Mabry, Ruth (2018) Urbanisation and physical activity in the GCC: a case study of Oman. LSE Middle East Centre paper series (21). LSE Middle East Centre, Kuwait Programme, London, UK.

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Urbanisation and modernisation have dramatically changed the urban landscape in Oman and neighbouring countries. Noncommunicable diseases have become a major health burden. Transforming the urban environment to one supportive of physical activity would have wide-ranging benefits. Using the draft WHO technical package on promoting physical activity as a starting point, interviews were conducted with key stakeholders followed by a literature review on the most salient themes that emerged. This paper describes how the urban landscape needs to change if physical activity is to become a natural part of daily activity in Oman, hence increasing the possibility of meeting the national goal: a 10 percent reduction of physical inactivity by 2025.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 14:32
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2020 00:09

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