Physical activity and the built environment

Highlighting opportunities for using the built environment – streets and neighbourhoods, parks and workplaces – to reduce inactivity and obesity.

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Physical activity and the built environment

The annual cost of inactivity and obesity in England is over £10 billion. This CABE briefing highlights opportunities for using the built environment – our streets and neighbourhoods, our parks and our workplaces – to reduce this burden on our health service. If the government’s hope of transforming the population into a fitter and more active nation are to be sustained beyond the 2012 Olympics it is essential that we offer more opportunities for activity in our everyday life.

Published on 10 October 2006

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