App use, physical activity and healthy lifestyle: a cross sectional study

Joan Martine Dallinga, Matthijs Mennes, Laurence Alpay, Harmen Bijwaard, Marije Deutekom-Baart de la Faille

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Abstract: BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is a growing public health concern. Use of mobile applications (apps) may be a powerful tool to encourage physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. For instance, apps may be used in the preparation of a running event. However, there is little evidence for the relationship between app use and change in physical activity and health in recreational runners. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the use of apps and changes in physical activity, health and lifestyle behaviour, and self-image of short and long distance runners.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1833
Number of pages9
JournalBMC Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2015


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