Global Alliance for the Promotion of Physical Activity: the Hamburg Declaration

Jürgen M Steinacker*, Willem van Mechelen, Wilhelm Bloch, Mats Börjesson, Maurizio Casasco, Bernd Wolfarth, Carolin Knoke, Theodora Papadopoulou, Janine Wendt, Hashel Al Tunaiji, Dietrich Andresen, Olena Andrieieva, Norbert Bachl, Victoriya Badtieva, Friedhelm J Beucher, Cheri A Blauwet, Jose-Antonio Casajus Mallen, Ju Ho Chang, German Clénin, Naama ConstantiniDemitri Constantinou, Luigi Di Luigi, Lukas Declercq, Stephane Doutreleau, Svitlana Drozdovska, Martine Duclos, Andrea Ermolao, Thomas Fischbach, Anastasia N Fischer, Chiara Fossati, Jeorge Franchella, Mark Fulcher, Jan C Galle, Christian Gerloff, Evelina Georgiades, Boris Gojanovic, Marcela González Gross, Andy Grote, Martin Halle, Hans Hauner, Matthew Payton Herring, Mikio Hiura, Kerstin Holze, Gerhard Huber, David Hughes, Mark R. Hutchinson, Anca Ionescu, Dina Christina Janse van Rensburg, Anna Jegier, Natasha Jones, Kirsten Kappert-Gonther, Monika Kellerer, Yutaka Kimura, Agrita Kiopa, Bernd Kladny, Gerhard Koch, Elin Kolle, Greg Kolt, Yiannis Koutedakis, Stephan Kress, Susi Kriemler, Jens Kröger, Christian Kuhn, Roman Laszlo, Ralph Lehnert, François J Lhuissier, Kerstin Lüdtke, Shigeru Makita, Pedro Manonelles Marqueta, Winfried März, Kirill Micallef-Stafrace, Mike Miller, Melita Moore, Erich Müller, Daniel Neunhäuserer, I. Renay Onur, Vahur Ööpik, Malgorzata Perl, Anastassios Philippou, Hans Georg Predel, Sebastien Racinais, Algirdas Raslanas, Ruediger Reer, Klaus Reinhardt, Claus Reinsberger, Sandra Rozenstoka, Robert Sallis, Luis B Sardinha, Martin Scherer, Jasper Schipperijn, Romain Seil, Benedict Tan, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Nils Schumacher, Bernhard Schwaab, Ansgar Schwirtz, Masato Suzuki, Jeroen Swart, Ralph Tiesler, Ulf Tippelt, Eleanor Tillet, Jane Thornton, Bulent Ulkar, Eve Unt, Evert Verhagen, Thomas Weikert, Roberto Vettor, Sheng Zeng, Richard Budgett, Lars Engebretsen, Ugur Erdener, Fabio Pigozzi, Yannis P Pitsiladis

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Abstract

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dementia, depression and cancers, are on the rise worldwide and are often associated with a lack of physical activity (PA). Globally, the levels of PA among individuals are below WHO recommendations. A lack of PA can increase morbidity and mortality, worsen the quality of life and increase the economic burden on individuals and society. In response to this trend, numerous organisations came together under one umbrella in Hamburg, Germany, in April 2021 and signed the ‘Hamburg Declaration’. This represented an international commitment to take all necessary actions to increase PA and improve the health of individuals to entire communities. Individuals and organisations are working together as the ‘Global Alliance for the Promotion of Physical Activity’ to drive long-term individual and population-wide behaviour change by collaborating with all stakeholders in the community: active hospitals, physical activity specialists, community services and healthcare providers, all achieving sustainable health goals for their patients/clients. The ‘Hamburg Declaration’ calls on national and international policymakers to take concrete action to promote daily PA and exercise at a population level and in healthcare settings.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere001626
Number of pages9
JournalBMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2023

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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