Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
June 9, 2014 | Story
David R. Ragland, PhD, MPH, director of a transportation center at the University of California, Berkeley, studied the long-term impact of California’s Safe Routes to Schools program, which funds projects to make walking and biking to school safer.
June 2, 2014 | News Release
Companies that collect personal health data captured through wearable devices, smartphone apps, and social media will work with researchers in an effort to find patterns and trends that can produce new and transformative knowledge about health.
April 2, 2014 | New Public Health Post
Walking, like other forms of exercise, releases endorphins linked to reduced depression and increased happiness—which certainly seems to be the case for the folks in the video PSA, Just Walk!, from the American Heart Association.
January 23, 2014 | New Public Health Post
Texting while walking can have a way of changing where we go…such as into a tree trunk or a fountain. However, a recent study in the journal PLOS ONE finds that texting also dramatically changes how we walk.
November 25, 2013 | New Public Health Post
NewPublicHealth spoke with Wendy Landman, executive director of WalkBoston, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts.
November 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Distracted driving is an increasingly deadly threat to road safety.
October 10, 2013 | Program Results Report
The State Network Project brings together advocates, agencies, and others to ensure that states spend federal Safe Routes to School funds, and to advance state and local policies that promote physical activity, especially in low-income communities.
October 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Improving neighborhood environments to make them more pleasant are likely to increse active travel to and from school.
August 28, 2013 | Program Results Report
Researchers developed a review system to assess the strength of evidence for policy and environmental intervention strategies to increase healthy eating and active living among children ages 3-18.
June 25, 2013 | Culture of Health Post
You might not climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro this summer, but you can and should embrace new challenges.