The UK has an obesity crisis. Part of the solution could involve the construction of local sports facilities, including swimming pools. The study is structured in four phases. First, it conducts a structured review of literature surrounding swimming pools and health from antiquity to present. Second, it investigates the influence of swimming pools and other factors on mortality (2018) in English locales. Third, it models construction trends from 1900-2016, looking for deviations from expectations. Finally, the study enriches its statistical investigations with qualitative case study research on two English and one German facility.
Are we building enough local pools for the health of the nation?
WORK IN PROGRESS
|Short title||Facilities and health|
|Effective start/end date||1/04/20 → …|
- Obesity crisis, health, swimmong pools, mixed methods, cross-sectional analysis, regression, time series analysis