--3.25 Walking & obesity

The Health Select Committee Inquiry into Obesity and Type Two Diabetes in New Zealand:

A back seat for physical activity Over the past two years substantial attention has been paid by New Zealand politicians to the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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How to be slim and eco-friendly

The western world's obesity epidemic and global warming might not seem to have much in common. But public health experts suggest people can attack them both by cutting calories and carbon dioxide at the same time. How?
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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.

Weight control information network - walking (a step in the right direction

This website promotes walking. As walking is one of the easiest ways to be physically active. You can do it almost anywhere and at any time. Walking is also inexpensive.

Public health strategies for preventing and controlling overweight and obesity in school and worksit

A report on recommendations of the Taskforce on Community Preventive Services
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This paper identifies effective strategies for weight control that can be implemented in schools and workplaces, it looks at nutrition, physical activity, behavioural intentions and various combinations of these

Obesity relationships with community design, physical activity and time spent in cars

An article which evaluates the relationship between the built environment around each participant's place of residence and self-reported travel patterns (walking and time in a car), body mass index (BMI), and obesity for specific gender and ethnicity classifications

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Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.

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