Health and community design: the impact of the built environment on physical activity

Sedentary behaviour is a major cause of poor health worldwide both through the direct effects of inactivity on health and indirectly via its contribution to obesity. Health and Community Design describes the role of the built environment as a potential contributor to physical inactivity and suggests ways in which communities could be structured to encourage or require physical activity, particularly walking and bicycling.
Brooke Fischer, Sarah Dash and David Berrigan
BMJ Publishing Group
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