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A physically active life through everyday transport with a special focus on children and older people and examples and approaches from Europe Racioppi, Francesca ; redaktör: Davis, Adrian

By: Contributor(s): Publication details: Rom World Health Organization, 2002; Regional Office for Europe, Description: 47 sSubject(s): Online resources: Abstract: This booklet promotes walking and cycling as transport modes. The evidence on health effects and economic costs of physical inactivity, as well as on the health benefits of walking and cycling, is illustrated. Twelve European case studies provide examples of how citizens can include physical activity within their daily travel behaviour. Incorporating transport as a means for physical activity into daily routine through walking and cycling is a choice with several positive health effects. The challenge for many people is how a physically active lifestyle can be reintroduced into their lives.
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This booklet promotes walking and cycling as transport modes. The evidence on health effects and economic costs of physical inactivity, as well as on the health benefits of walking and cycling, is illustrated. Twelve European case studies provide examples of how citizens can include physical activity within their daily travel behaviour. Incorporating transport as a means for physical activity into daily routine through walking and cycling is a choice with several positive health effects. The challenge for many people is how a physically active lifestyle can be reintroduced into their lives.

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