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:  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.

 

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