physical activity

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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Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity?

Examining the evidence This report • Reviews the broad trends affecting the relationships among physical activity, health, transportation, and land use; • Summarizes what is known about these relationships and what they suggest for future policy decisions at all levels of government; and • Identifies priorities for future research.

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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Effects of a walking program in the psychiatric in-patient treatment setting

a cohort study Issue addressed: To assess the effectiveness of a walking program in a psychiatric in-patient unit. Methods: In-patients at a private psychiatric unit were offered the opportunity to participate in a daily morning 40-minute walk led by an activity supervisor.
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Physical activity and built environment in NZ

What's the evidence? Physical activity, walking, and transport-related physical activity will all be examined in relation to urban form.
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Tauranga working together to walk

Tauranga working together to walk - Document - PDF presentation - Acrobat Reader
The development and implementation of Tauranga’s City on its Feet project. After two years of project planning and confirming alliances for the project, City on its Feet was formally launched in October 2005.
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Walkability and self-rated health in primary care patients

The costs of physical inactivity are beginning to be recognized. Research to pinpoint these costs will provide needed information for researchers and policy-makers to develop cost-effective physical activity promotion programs.
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Active workplaces - NZ case studies (SPARC)

Within New Zealand many companies and organisations are heeding the call to get New Zealand workplaces more active.
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Taupo takes on new exercise challenge

SPARC’s three year $155,000 investment is enabling a new exercise programme to be established in Taupo and Turangi.
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