Infographic detailing how local park and recreation agencies impact health and wellness.
Advocating for healthy communities requires evidence-based recommendations to inform decision-makers and the general public. As an advocate, research can help you build your case, highlight success stories and give credibility to your cause. It is a powerful tool. Active Living Research has a wide variety of evidence demonstrating how environments and policies can help everyone be active.
Park and Recreation Month focuses on the power of play.
Jim Sallis explores the growing trend of motorized rideables on our sidewalks.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined built environment approaches to increase physical activity. These approaches combine new or enhanced transportation systems (e.g., pedestrian and cycling paths) with new or enhanced land use design (e.g., proximity to a store, access to a public park) to promote physical activity among residents.
Keith, N.R., Baskin, M.L., Wilhelm Stanis, S.A., & Sallis, J.F. (2017). The 2016 Active Living Research Conference: Equity in Active Living. Prev Med. 95(Suppl), S1-S3.
Highlights from the release of Lancet series on urban design, transport, and health.
America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the 2017 National Walking Summit to be held in St. Paul, MN from September 13-15, 2017. After two extremely successful conferences in Washington, DC, the conference is moving to a city that is embracing livability to give participants an opportunity to explore firsthand the potential of walkable communities.
Different environments or types of communities offer different opportunities and challenges for promoting walking and walkability. Learn about some of the challenges that come with working in rural environments and a selection of resources that provide unique opportunities to promote walking and walkability in rural communities. Hear from WalkBoston as they talk about their work in promoting walking and walkability across the state of Massachusetts followed by examining two resources available to help you do the same in your community!
New study provides estimates of physical activity intensity (calories burned) for different park areas.