-3 Safety & Health

<P>This section covers:<ul><li>Road safety pamphlets relating to pedestrian safety</li><li>Accident statistics</li><li>Reports and proposals for safety improvement</li><li>Safety strategies</li><li>Case studies and reports related to accident prevention</li><li>Case studies and reports related to street crime and perception of crime</li></ul></P>

Quantitative evaluation of walking style from the temporal and spatial etc

For effective guidance of walking, the authors developed a quantitative method for evaluating the quality of walking based on physical feature parameters reflecting the views of specialists in walking guidance. The concept of quality of walking comprises foot movement, balance, including the upper body, and the aesthetic aspect.

Road safety coordination (Timaru)

Includes information on the South Canterbury Road Safety Trust along with accident statistics for the area.
Timaru District Council

Effect of joint flexibility on walking economy in middle-aged and older people

The purpose of the present study was to clarify the effect of joint flexibility on walking economy.

Reliability of the 400m usual-pace walk test as an assessment of mobility limitation in older adults

This paper assessed the test-retest reliability of the 400-m usual-pace walk test (400-MWT), and to determine whether the 4-m walk test predicts inability to walk 400m

Brisk walking speed in older adults who walk for exercise

This paper aimed to determine the self-selected exercise intensity of older adults who report that they walk briskly for exercise.

Foot pressure distribution during walking in young and old adults

Measurement of foot pressure distribution (FPD) is clinically useful for evaluation of foot and gait pathologies. The effects of healthy aging on FPD during walking are not well known.

The influence of walking performed immediately before meals with moderate fat content etc

Postprandial lipemia is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. Single bouts of moderate exercise may lower this risk, but the minimum duration of moderate intensity exercise that still lowers postprandial lipemia is not known.

Habitual walking and its correlation to better physical function

The objective of this paper was to determine the association between participation in habitual physical activity (including walking, shopping, and indoor and outdoor activities) and l
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