February 12, 2010
This week, we introduce New York City’s Active Design Guidelines, and share a popular press description of research on sedentary behavior:
· NY releases design guidelines to aid fitness (Source: Boston Globe) New York City recently unveiled Active Design Guidelines to increase physical activity in and around public buildings. View the guidelines here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ddc/html/design/active_design.shtml
· Your health: Too much sitting puts the body on idle (Source: USA Today) Recent research out of Australia has led to a surge in media attention regarding the health effects of prolonged sitting (particularly in front of the television). View the original publication here: http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/121/3/384?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=sedentary&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=date&resourcetype=HWCIT
What are your thoughts on NYC’s new guidelines – breadth, transferability, and public/private buy-in? Share your comments and spark a discussion.