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Conference Paper: How the walkability of a neighbourhood affects the pattern of physical activity

TitleHow the walkability of a neighbourhood affects the pattern of physical activity
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherHKASMSS.
Citation
The 3rd HKASMSS Student Conference on Sport Medicine, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 19 June 2010. In Conference Proceedings, 2010, p. 60-61 How to Cite?
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: The current literature has shown that physical activity can be influenced by environmental factors (1). These factors include the accessibility of commercial destinations (2), aesthetics, proximity of recreational facilities (3,4) and the walkability of the neighbourhood (5). Although the walkability of a neighbourhood is known to be an important determinant of physical activity undertaken by its residents, most of these studies have been undertaken in relatively low-density Western cities, with little data available from high-density Asian cities. Furthermore, it is unknown how the walkabiity index may influence the pattern in which people accumulate physical activity; for example, it was hypothesized that residents in high walkable neighborhoods would accumulate more activity time from very short duration trips when compared to residents of low walkable neighborhoods. As current international activity guidelines recommend that more than ten minutes of continuous physical activity is required to attain health benefits (6), it is also important to extend our knowledge to examine if the neighbourhood environment affects the duration of physical activities typically undertake by …
DescriptionPoster Presentation: no. 8
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141217

 

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dc.contributor.authorLee, KYen_US
dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, DJen_US
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:28:10Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T06:28:10Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 3rd HKASMSS Student Conference on Sport Medicine, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 19 June 2010. In Conference Proceedings, 2010, p. 60-61en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141217-
dc.descriptionPoster Presentation: no. 8-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: The current literature has shown that physical activity can be influenced by environmental factors (1). These factors include the accessibility of commercial destinations (2), aesthetics, proximity of recreational facilities (3,4) and the walkability of the neighbourhood (5). Although the walkability of a neighbourhood is known to be an important determinant of physical activity undertaken by its residents, most of these studies have been undertaken in relatively low-density Western cities, with little data available from high-density Asian cities. Furthermore, it is unknown how the walkabiity index may influence the pattern in which people accumulate physical activity; for example, it was hypothesized that residents in high walkable neighborhoods would accumulate more activity time from very short duration trips when compared to residents of low walkable neighborhoods. As current international activity guidelines recommend that more than ten minutes of continuous physical activity is required to attain health benefits (6), it is also important to extend our knowledge to examine if the neighbourhood environment affects the duration of physical activities typically undertake by …-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHKASMSS.-
dc.relation.ispartofHKASMSS 2010: Proceedings of the 3rd Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science Student Conference on Sport Medicine, Rehabiliation and Exercise Scienceen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleHow the walkability of a neighbourhood affects the pattern of physical activityen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailMacfarlane, DJ: djmac@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.authorityCerin, E=rp00890en_US
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dc.identifier.spage60-
dc.identifier.epage61-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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