Editorial: The Effects of Climate Change and Environmental Factors on Exercising Children and Youth

Shawnda A. Morrison, Julien D. Periard, Patrick De Boever, Hein A. M. Daanen

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Editorial on the Research Topic
The Effects of Climate Change and Environmental Factors on Exercising Children and Youth

The effects of climate change will exert both indirect (e.g., ecosystem disruption, air pollution, and changing disease-vector patterns) and direct (e.g., droughts, floods, wildfires, temperature increases) impacts on human health (Figure 1), especially in vulnerable populations like children (Helldén et al., 2021). How these factors affect physical activity (PA) in children is less frequently investigated. Indeed, child health is not prioritized in policy-making to the level required to reduce harm (Pegram and Colon, 2019). A recent scoping review concluded that children will experience high morbidity and mortality burden in the coming years because of climate change (Helldén et al., 2021).
Original languageEnglish
Article number690171
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalFrontiers in Sports and Active Living
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2021

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