What Physical Activity ‘Is’: Intervention & the Concept of Immanence
Do you end at your skin? This philosophical head-scratcher of a question may hold insights for our understanding of health and is inspiring new avenues of physical activity research.
Physical inactivity has reached pandemic proportions and is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Millions in public funds are spent every year on interventions to get more people more active. However, the Lancet recently reported that, despite our best efforts, “Since 2001, there has been no improvement in global levels of physical activity.” Facing such limited progress, some researchers are examining physical activity as more than just a behaviour that people do (or don’t do). (more…)