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Een beweegvriendelijke omgeving

By N B de Jong, J E A Hoyng and T Takken


Achieving and maintaining sufficient levels of physical activity is important for the health of the Dutch population. However, the vast majority of the Dutch population - including children - does not comply with the current physical activity guideline. This is the case despite excellent infrastructure which allows safe movement and facilitates walking or cycling to school or work. Perhaps the layout of our living environment is unattractive for movement. It may possibly be unchallenging for young people or too much concrete for adults. In this article we discuss the role of the physical environment on physical activity and ultimately our health. Ways in which the environment could influence the levels of physical activity of the population are also considered

Year: 2017
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