Visualize it! Transportation that supports physical activity

Here on the ASAP Blog we talk about the “built environment” – this can include things like streets, parks, services and amenities, such as public transit. Research shows that the built environment hugely impacts our physical activity levels, our waistline, and our health. Kids with an environment that supports play are more active. People with more sidewalks in their neighbourhoods are more likely to meet the recommended amounts of physical activity. For more fun facts about the built environment and how it supports activity, check out these neat “infographics” from Active Living Research:

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 By Catherine Tong, Doctoral Trainee

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