--3.20 Walking/health relationship, general

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Barriers and motivators for owners walking their dog:

results from qualitative research (Link to abstract) This qualitative research explored the relationship between dog ownership and dog-related, social environmental and physical environmental factors associated with walking with a dog.
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Barriers to children walking and biking to school

To examine why the majority of children do not walk or bike to school, CDC analyzed data from the national HealthStyles Survey. This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicate that long distances and dangerous motor-vehicle traffic pose the most common barriers to children walking and biking to school.
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Quantifying the health effects of cycling and walking

This project aims at facilitating the harmonization of methodological approaches by providing guidance for practitioners.

Healthy Futures #6

The natural environment, health and well-being
Healthy Futures #6 - Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
The natural environment – everything from parks and open countryside to gardens and other green spaces – can play an important part in promoting and maintaining good health and well-being.
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Physical activity for mental wellbeing (SPARC)

There is increasing research into the relationship between physical activity and mental health.
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Physical activity and health (SPARC)

The benefits of physical activity on minimising risk of disease and reducing disease morbidity and mortality.
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Pedometer impact on sustained physical activity behaviour (SPARC)

Pedometers, claimed to be novel motivational tools, have recently been used in several physical activity intervention studies and community campaigns.
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The New Zealand physical activity questionnaires (SPARC)

Report on the validation and use of the NZPAQ-LF and NZPAQ-SF self-report physical activity survey instruments. (Sport and Recreation New Zealand) and the Minis
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