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Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity? A report
Detail: The US National Academies Institute of Medicine has released a report on the relationship between physical activity and the built environment.

It observes that:
"Research increasingly shows a link between physical activity and the "built" environment -- buildings, roads, parks, and other structures that physically define a community -- but more research is needed to assess whether the built environment affects people's actual levels of physical activity."

Although not specifically focused on children or youth, the report includes significant coverage int his regard, including the finding that in the US 41% of adolescents (9-12 grade)do not meet recommended physical activity guidelines. A pdf copy of the report is available on the following weblink:

Date: August 10 2005