Places to walk: convenience and regular physical activity

Powell, Kenneth, Linda Martin, and Pranesh Chowdhury (2003) Places to walk: convenience and regular physical activity American Journal of Public Health 93(9), pp.1519-1521

“Regular physical activity fosters good physical and mental health. Described as ‘today’s best buy in public health,’ one needs to accumulate only 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week, of moderately intense physical activity, such as brisk walking. For almost everyone, walking is a familiar activity performed in the conduct of normal daily activities. Nevertheless, only 25% to 30% of Americans report doing activities that meet current recommendations for physical activity, and 30% to 40% report no participation in physical activities away from their work. These data have not changed over the past decade. / The availability and awareness of places conducive to physical activity are associated with higher levels of physical activity.” (p.1519)

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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