March 25, 2009
Programming office building elevators to stop only on every third floor, so that stairs become the only access to certain floors for nondisabled employees, can push employees to use stairs more and thus get more physical activity, as it did in the California building which is the subject of this study.
August 1, 2012
Global health challenges are increasingly more prominent as city populations continue to grow, making community health a priority.
February 28, 2013
A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging the Gap program finds that progress to improve school district wellness policies has stalled.
December 1, 2012
The fast-food industry spends $660 million to market its products to children and adolescents each year and spends the most on toys for kids’ meals—$360 million for the cost of toys alone. These efforts help fast-food restaurants sell more than 1.2 ...
October 1, 2012
Participating in school sports is an important means to increase physical activity among adolescents. This brief examines participation during the school year by secondary school students in interscholastic sports (played against teams from other sc ...
April 1, 2012
Zoning and land use laws allow or prohibit different types of food outlets, such as supermarkets, farmers’ markets, fast-food restaurants, and convenience stores, in a community. As such, these laws affect people’s access to healthy affordable foods ...
September 1, 2005
Program Result Report
From December 2001 through October 2002, staff from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) collected and analyzed information on state statutes and policies that promote walking and biking for physical activity.