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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2009 Jan;37(1):10-7. doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e318190eb2e.

Striding toward social justice: the ecologic milieu of physical activity.

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  • 1Texas Obesity Research Center, Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA.


Disparities in physical activity should be investigated in light of social justice principles. This article critically evaluates evidence and trends in disparities research within an ecologic framework, focusing on multilevel factors such as neighborhood and racial discrimination that influence physical activity. Discussion focuses on strategies for integrating social justice into physical activity promotion and intervention programming within an ecologic framework.

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