The urban environment and leisure physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic: a view from Lagos
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Mapa Tassou, C
Taylor and Francis
We highlight aspects of the ordinary – known interactions between urban environments and physical activity – that are amplified by the extraordinary – the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos, Nigeria. Leisure physical activity is shaped by local contexts, and pandemic-related changes may have altered existing trade-offs between the benefits and risks of undertaking Leisure physical activity in the city. We note the dynamic and inequitable ways that urban spaces are used during the pandemic and the urgent need for local evidence and solutions. Our reflections in this commentary illustrate the possibility of rethinking urban development and the reforms necessary to address health inequalities post-pandemic.
COVID-19 , Leisure Physical Activity , Urban , Lagos , Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES
Lawanson. T, Foley. L, Assah. F, Mogo. E, Mapa-Tassou. C, Ogunro. T, Onifade. V and Oni. T. (2020) The urban environment and leisure physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic: a view from Lagos . Cities and Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1806459