Influences of Physical Environment on Daily Physical Activity: Where is Danish Research Heading?

Breum, L. (Foredragsholder)

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Title: Influences of Physical Environment on Daily Physical Activity. Where is Danish Research Heading?

Content: Gaining more knowledge on how the physical environment influences, daily physical activity has been the main interest of our research group at the University of Southern Denmark for some years. Recently we have been working with studies examining environmental correlates of recreational physical activity and active transport in two larger surveys in two Danish cities: Roskilde and Kolding. The final aim of these studies was to inform a process with the local municipality on effective use of resources to promote physical activity.
In addition, we will present a major Danish health research initiative: TrygFonden Centre for Applied Research in Health Promotion and Prevention. Within the center our research group is responsible for the research on physical activity. We will present the aim and design of the projects: ‘SPACE' and ‘When Cities Move Children' to be launched later on in 2009.

 Finally we will present the design of a major international collaborative research in which we - along with 16 other countries in the "International Physical Activity and Environment Network"- use the same methods to assess physical activity and the environmental characteristics that will make it possible to compare results across national borders. The project will run in 2010.

Periode22. okt. 2009
BegivenhedstitelThe MOVE2009 World Congress on Active Cities
PlaceringKøbenhavn, Danmark