Covid-19 and the changing geographies of exercise

Cook, Simon and Hayes, Sam (2020) Covid-19 and the changing geographies of exercise. Geography Directions.

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Abstract

The lockdown and social distancing measures introduced in the UK since March 2020 have forced and invited changes to the way exercise happens in the UK. With the closure of gyms, classes, pools, pitches and courts, the mass spatio-temporal restructuring of everyday lives, and the need to maintain social distancing have transformed the usual patterns of who, where and how people exercise. Some of these changes will be short-term but others hint towards longer-term changes and considerations, particularly regarding the inequalities and politics of exercise they illuminate.

Item Type: Article
Date: 29 June 2020
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Health Sciences
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA24: Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism
Depositing User: Simon Cook
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 13:06
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2020 13:06
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10041

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