Exercise settings can influence exercise behavior.
Increase Physical Activity
The right environment increases the use of stairs.
Crankshaw discusses the vital role that downtown areas can play in towns and small cities
On-site exercise facilities enhance employee performance.
In countries where people regularly bicycle, walk, or take public transportation to work, school, or shopping (termed “active transportation”), citizens are less obese.
The amount of green space near their homes is related to the weights of inner city children.
A study of pre-Baby Boomers/ early Baby Boomers (ages 50-75) living in Portland Oregon indicates that certain neighborhood features are related to increased obesity among residents.
The physical environments of schools can be modified to motivate children to be more physically active.
Parents often restrict the amount of time that children play outside because of concerns about traffic safety in their neighborhoods.
The Brookings Institute has identified the cities in the United States with the most walkable urban places per million residents.