Physical Activity in families daily-life of suburban areas – the case of Rio de Mouro, Lisbon Metropolitan Area
Having as case study the parish of Rio de Mouro, a suburb of Lisbon, in this work, we try to verify in what extent the practice of physical activity fits into the daily life of the families. For this, surveys were carried out on resident families whose results show not only the existence of asymmetries in the practice of physical activity due to the socioeconomic characteristics of the population, but also due to the means of transport used in the commuting movements. A more in-depth reading shows that physical activity practice requires a framework that follows the activities of individuals and their families throughout the day (understanding the life cycle and types of families: young people, active with or without dependent children, retirees, among other modalities), so it is often the case that greater practice of physical activity arises associated to the use of the car as a mode of travel.
Health determinants, Physical activity practices, Daily life, Means of transportation