Project

International study of built environment, physical activity and obesity

Duration
01 September 2010 → 31 August 2014
Funding
European funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Social psychology
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
Keywords
predictors health promotion GIS (Geographical Informations System) physical activity environment ecological models
 
Project description

The aim of this project is to investigate whether adults living in high-walkable neighborhoods are more physically active, spend less time in sedentary behaviors and have a lower BMI than their counterparts living in low-walkable environments. The project will be conducted in 13 countries worldwide, in order to obtain a large variation in built environments, cultural characteristics and physical activities.