China Institute of Sport Science

PM2.5: A barrier to fitness and health promotion in China

Date:2017-04-24   |   【Print】 【close

  author::Jincheng Xu, Can Gao, Jason Kai Wei Lee, Jiexiu Zhao

  journal:Journal of Sport and Health Science


  National strategies have been implemented by Chinese central government to promote physical activity, fitness and health in recent years aiming to improve overall population health. However, during China’s fasturbanization and industrialization, air pollution, especially PM2.5 air pollution, has emerged as a big public health challenge with respect to its adverse effects on health. As a result, PM2.5 air pollution is threatening the optimal implementation of China’s fitness and health promotion strategies. Policies on fighting air pollution should thusbe strictly and unanimously performed by all levels of governments to create a safe environment not only for physical activity but also for daily living in China.

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