Cities must change to protect our health
Cities must be redesigned to make it much easier for people to be physically active as part of everyday life. This is the main finding in a report about to be released.
The report’s author, John White, says that submissions to the recent Health Select Committee Inquiry into Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes had a very strong message. “We need to make walking and cycling the easy and natural choice by the way we design urban areas”, Mr White said.
Health and community design: the impact of the built environment on physical activitySubmitted by administrator on Sun, 30/07/2006 - 22:16
Active commuting to and from school and BMI in elementary school children etc (abstract)Submitted by administrator on Thu, 20/07/2006 - 04:10
Does walking 15 minutes per day keep the obesity epidemic away?Submitted by administrator on Thu, 15/06/2006 - 03:46
Association of physical activity intensity levels with overweight and obesitySubmitted by administrator on Wed, 14/06/2006 - 21:17
Obesity relationships with community design, physical activity and time spent in carsSubmitted by administrator on Mon, 12/06/2006 - 23:57
Battling America's epidemic of physical inactivity: building more walkable, liveable communitiesSubmitted by administrator on Mon, 12/06/2006 - 23:51
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.