Adolescent girls who live within one-half mile of a public park are significantly more physically active than other girls. Parks with amenities such as basketball courts, playgrounds and walking paths were associated with more physical activity than parks with picnic areas and lawn games.
Traditional thinking about health in America has been that individuals alone decide whether to engage in unhealthy behaviors. However, the conditions in which individuals live may also contribute to their health and longevity.
Young school-age children who live in communities where fruits and vegetables are expensive are more likely to gain excessive amounts of weight than children who live in areas where fruits and vegetables cost less.
Aging in place (AIP) is one of the ways older persons become concentrated in communities and neighborhoods over time. The author examines AIP as a subject of potential policy interest that is ripe for interdisciplinary study using newly released 1990...