Healthy Environments

The built environment influences behaviour, like physical activity, diet and sleep, which affects the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study systematically reviewed and meta-analysed evidence on the association between built environmental characteristics related to lifestyle behaviour and T2DM risk/prevalence, worldwide. From 11,279 studies,...

How to get a nation walking: reach, retention, participant characteristics and program implications of Heart Foundation Walking, a nationwide Australian community-based walking program Authors: Kylie Ball, Gavin Abbott, Michelle Wilson, Melanie Chisholm and Shannon Sahlqvist International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity201714:161   Abstract Background Community-based walking programs represent a low-cost, accessible approach to increasing physical...

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity201714:164 Authors: Lucy Dubrelle Gunn Email author, Suzanne Mavoa, Claire Boulangé, Paula Hooper, Anne Kavanagh and Billie Giles-Corti Abstract: Evidence-based metrics are needed to inform urban policy to create healthy walkable communities. Most active living research has developed metrics of the environment around residential addresses, ignoring other important walking...

 Published in the Journal of Transport and Health Authors: Caroline Shaw, Michael Keall, Hayley Guiney Abstract Objective: Active travel is seen as a way to increase net population physical activity. This paper examines whether people in New Zealand who walk, cycle or use public transport to get to their main...

The aim of this study was to  systematically review and quantify findings on the built environmental and how this correlates to older adults’ physical activity(PA) and to investigate differences by type of PA and environmental attribute measurement. One hundred articles from peer-reviewed and grey literature examining built environmental attributes related...