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dc.contributor.authorObradovich, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorFowler, James H.
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-14T14:36:14Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierQuick submit: 2017-03-16T10:59:24-0400
dc.identifier.citationObradovich, Nick, and James H. Fowler. 2017. “Climate Change May Alter Human Physical Activity Patterns.” Nature Human Behaviour 1 (5) (April 24): 0097. doi:10.1038/s41562-017-0097.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2397-3374en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:36874928
dc.description.abstractRegular physical activity supports healthy human functioning1,​2,​3. Might climate change—by modifying the environmental determinants of human physical activity—alter exercise rates in the future4? Here we conduct an empirical investigation of the relationship between meteorological conditions, physical activity and future climate change. Using data on reported participation in recreational physical activity from over 1.9 million US survey respondents between 2002 and 2012, coupled with daily meteorological data, we show that both cold and acutely hot temperatures, as well as precipitation days, reduce physical activity. We combine our historical estimates with output from 21 climate models and project the possible physical activity effects of future climatic changes by 2050 and 2099. Our projection indicates that warming over the course of this century may increase net recreational physical activity in the United States. Activity may increase most during the winter in northern states and decline most during the summer in southern states.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1038/s41562-017-0097en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleClimate change may alter human physical activity patternsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.date.updated2017-03-16T14:59:26Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalNature Human Behaviouren_US
dash.depositing.authorObradovich, Nicholas
dash.waiver2017-03-16
dc.date.available2017
dc.date.available2018-05-14T14:36:14Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41562-017-0097*
workflow.legacycommentscat.complete cfr.complete (LAA)Please move to HKS affiliate series.en_US
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