Combination of Walkability and Greenery Boosts Activity Levels

URL: sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412022002446?via%3Dihub

People are most physically active when their environments are both highly walkable and very green, according to a study by Marquet et al (2022), published in Environment International. 


This study contributes evidence that higher levels of physical activity occur in environments with more dense, diverse, and well-connected built environments, and with higher amounts of vegetation. These data suggest that urban planners, landscape architects, and policy makers should implement and evaluate environmental interventions to encourage higher levels of physical activity.

See also mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/24/9202 for a Finnish study with similar findings.

See also medicalxpress.com/news/2022-06-people-physically-environments-highly-walkable.html and medicalxpress.com/news/2020-12-green-environment-middle-aged-people-physical.html

Topics: Environment:, Sustainable transportation, Health Promotion, Active living, Heart health
Location: US
Resource Type: strategies and interventions, consumer research
Publisher: Elsevier Science Direct
Date Last Updated: 2022-06-16 12:55:59

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