A schematic for focusing on youth in investigations of community design and physical activity

Kevin J. Krizek, Amanda S. Birnbaum, David M. Levinson

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This paper provides a first step in addressing special considerations for youth in a relatively new area of physical activity research. After reviewing the urgent need for novel approaches to increasing physical activity, the growing interest in the effects of community design are discussed. Although most discussion on this topic has focused on adults, there are important differences between youth and adults that warrant a special focus on youth and need to be accounted for. This article presents a schematic that accounts for how and where youth spend their time, decomposing the day into time spent in travel and time spent at destinations, and identifying portions of those times that are spent engaged in physical activity. By focusing on both spatial and behavioral dimensions of youth time, the schematic may help organize and advance scientific inquiry into the relationships between community design and physical activity specifically for youth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004

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In: American Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.01.2004, p. 33-38.

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