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ALR2018 will be held February 11-14, 2018 in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
The Challenge: The design and maintenance of neighborhoods, streets, and parks, and people's perceptions of those places based on qualities such as aesthetic appeal and perceived safety, can affect physical activity in youth and adults.
Make an impact: If communities want to design places where people are active, they need to consider evidence that links physical activity to environments' actual characteristics, perceived characteristics, and aesthetic appeal.
What the findings are about: This research review examines the evidence on the relationship of rates of physical activity to the perceived aesthetics, safety and comfort of public places, such as streets and parks. It also provides research that improving appearances can make a place more appealing - both in general, and specifically as a place for physical activity for adults and youth.
Our transportation and physical activity infographic translated into Spanish.
Active Living Research translates and disseminates evidence to advocates, policy-makers and practitioners aimed at preventing childhood obesity and promoting active communities.
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