News & Reports February 12, 2010

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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:


·        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:


What are your thoughts on NYC’s new guidelines – breadth, transferability, and public/private buy-in?  Share your comments and spark a discussion.