May 3, 2016 4:50 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Reports from the Healthy Communities Research Community

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Active Living: A new report from the International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN) Adult Study was released online by the Lancet on April 1, 2016 and highlights that adults from 10 countries who lived in the most “active-friendly” neighborhoods did up to 90 minutes more physical activity than those who lived in the least “active-friendly” neighborhoods. […]

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April 4, 2016 6:02 PMCategory: Physical Activity

RWJF Opens Streets to Build a Culture of Health

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This post was written by Sharon Roerty, a Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and originally posted on Move!, the Active Living Research blog. Sharon spoke to Plan4Health coalitions and APA Healthy Community Interest Group members at APA’s National Planning Conference in Phoenix on Sunday, April 3rd. Learn more about how opening up […]

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February 11, 2016 12:49 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Active Living in Wisconsin

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In 2014, the rate of physical inactivity in Dane County, Wisconsin was 18 percent and the adult obesity rate was 22 percent; six percent of the population had diabetes. Analysis from the University of Wisconsin showed that block groups that were more walkable and closer to public transportation also had lower rates of chronic disease. […]

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October 8, 2015 9:18 PMCategory: Physical Activity

What Can Your Street Do for You?

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This entry is re-posted from the APA Sustaining Places Blog. To read more from APA, click here. By Lindsay Maurer Braun Doctoral Student Department of City and Regional Planning University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Making the case for active transportation projects isn’t always easy in a world built for four wheels. Against the backdrop […]

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