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physical activity, ethnic minorities, lifestyle choice

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Past research has identified that individuals from BAME communities face health inequalities and report poorer outcomes from numerous health interventions. This study will explore some of the reasons with a focus on the perceptions towards physical activity in the lifestyle prevention of diseases. It will also seek to elicit a range of facilitators and barriers towards improving physical activity lifestyle choices amongst UK BAME adults, including but not limited to those in the individual, structural, environmental and social domains. Furthermore, it will consider the role of ethnicity and culture in the forming of physical activity lifestyle choices. This study was conducted to explore the facilitators and inhibitors of making healthy physical activity lifestyle choices amongst UK BAME adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study will involve 2 phases: a systematic review and a qualitative study phase. The systematic review will be conducted using the PECO (Population, Exposure, Comparison, and Outcome) framework and the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) strategy. The qualitative study will be a semi-structured online personal interview of a purposive sample of 12 UK BAME adults residing in Teesside, North East of England (UK). The findings obtained would be useful in designing culturally relevant interventions that seek to improve physical activity lifestyle choices for UK BAME adults and inform future policy guidelines in the UK.