|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||Employment and Social Affairs: Health|
A pan-EU consumer attitudinal survey was carried out to describe the attitudes to physical activity, body-weight and health across the 15 member states of the EU and to explore the influence of socio-cultural factors, physical activity levels and body-weight status on these attitudes.
The design of the study involved a cross-sectional study in which quota-controlled nationally representative samples of approximately 1,000 adults (15 years upwards) were selected from each member state to complete the interview-assisted face-to-face questionnaire.
Based on the data arising from this pan-EU consumer attitudinal survey some strategy recommendations to increase levels of physical activity in the EU are proposed :
Promote the concept of physical activity to relieve stress and increase awareness among employers and trade unions that the work/study environment should promote and facilitate increased physical activity.
Ensure that health professionals understand the benefits of physical activity and have access to appropriate advice to promote increased physical activity and provide quantitative advice on options for increasing physical activity targeted at specific sub-groups in the population.
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|