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1 Health and Community Design: The Local Government Role in Promoting Active Living Rich Killingsworth, Director Active Living by Design National Program Office University of North Carolina School of Public Health A National Program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2 The Emergence of a Sedentary Society Automobile Television Computers Convenience Engineering Built Environment Human Nature

3 Percent of Population Meeting Recommended Levels of Physical Activity U.S. Adults, Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

4 Walking and Bicycling Travel Behavior North America & Europe 1995 Source: Transportation Research Board 1995

5 Walking and Bicycling Travel Behavior United States % of Total Trips Bike Trips Walk Trips

6 The Burden of Physical Inactivity Data Sources: 2000 BRFSS, 2000 NHANES, Powell 1994, Pratt et. al The Problem 70% do not achieve recommended dose of PA Public Health Burden 64% overweight and 1 in 3 obese CVD, Cancer, Diabetes Physical inactivity is a primary factor in over 200,000 deaths annually. Economic Burden Medical costs associated with physical inactivity may exceed $76 billion annually.

7 Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1985 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

8 Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1990 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

9 Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1995 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

10 Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 2000 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc 1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

11 Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 2002 Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC

12 Physical Inactivity is equivalent to smoking one pack of cigarettes per day. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, USHHS,1996, Steven Blair, P.E.D., Senior Scientific Editor

13 Financial Cost of Sedentary Lifestyle sedentary active Smoker $1,448 $1,079 Non-smoker 1, All $1,349 $1,019 Overall Cost of Inactivity 1987 $ 29.2 billion 2004 $117.1 billion Cost to Government New York State: $3 billion in 1999; 5% increase in physical activity would save $540 million (in medical care, worker s compensation, lost-time injury) Sources: Michael Pratt et al, Physician and Sports Medicine, 28, 10, October 2000; Health Management Associates, An Economic Cost Analysis for the New York State Physical Activity Coalition, 8 October 1999, 3-5.

14 Explaining the Epidemic: Genetic Medical Care Behavioral Choices Social Circumstances Environmental Conditions

15 Transportation Alternative Transportation Healthy Environments and Active People Health Physical Activity Healthy Places and Spaces Environment

16 Modifiable Factors that Influence Active Transportation Land Use Mix Network Connectivity Street Design Site Design Density Cognition Personal Safety Traffic Safety Aesthetics

17 The Influence of Location on Walking/Bicycling Travel Behavior Location Urban 17.7% 2 nd City 6.2% Suburban 4.5% Rural 3.9% % of Trips Walk/Bike - Americans spend on average 73 minutes per day in automobiles - 25% of all trips are within 1 mile and 75% of these trips are auto-based Data Source: 1995 NPTS - 40 metropolitan statistical areas

18 Relationship of Walking and Overweight U.S. Adults Percent of People Who Are Overweight Average Daily Miles Traveled on Foot Surface Transportation Policy Project. Based on data from the Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey and the Behavioral Risk factor Surveillance Survey - CDC

19 Advancing the Concept of Active Living Active Living is a way of life that integrates physical activity into daily routines.

20 The Vision of Active Living By Design Re-engineering activity into people s daily routines Creating environmental supports Providing cues to action Fostering social supports Institutionalizing the behavior Building sustainability - the formal program never ends

21 Built Environment and Physical Activity Research Conclusions Living in Activity Friendly Communities could Generate 2 more walk/bike trips per person per week Prevent up to 1.7 pounds of weight gain per year Positively affect walking/cycling for transportation but not recreation Positively impact the total number of minutes of physical activity (40% more physical activity)

22 Environmental Correlates of Physical Activity U.S. Children Several studies have concluded that being outdoors is best correlate for physical activity Access to programs & facilities are consistent correlates 70% of obese children (ages 10-13) become obese adults Sources: Sallis, Prochaska, Taylor (Review) MSSE, 2000; Patrick, K. et al. (2004) Diet, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behaviors as Risk Factors for Overweight in Adolescence. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 158:

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24 Active Living Strategies Preparation Promotion Programs Policies Physical Projects

25 Strategy 1: Preparation Build diverse partnerships Build a vision Assess policies and environments Build a plan of action Identify a champion

26 Strategy 2: Promotions Utilize mass media for awareness and public education Utilize mass media for policy advocacy Develop key messages for target groups and settings

27 Strategy 3: Programs Safe Routes to School Commuter Choice Programs Incentive Campaigns: Bicycle Friendly Communities Parks and Trails Events Walking / Bicycling Clubs

28 Strategy 4: Policies School Siting - provide pedestrian accessible elementary school sites Update codes to encourage density and mixed land use Reexamine parking policies and fees Develop health impact statements for new development

29 Strategy 5: Physical Projects Build safe and well-connected pedestrian and bicycle networks Encourage mixed-use developments Adopt traffic calming measures to reduce speed, noise & volume Create pleasant and beautiful pedestrian and bicycling settings

30 Defining Our Work Here and Now Think Critically Build Upon Experience Imagine New Solutions Leap Out of Comfort Zone Expand Sphere of Influence Set Your Vision

31 What Will Your City Look Like in 2024?

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36 We must become the change we seek. M. Gandhi

2 3 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Recommended Activity Physical Inactivity 4 90 89 89.3 88 87 87.1 86 85 85 84 83.9 83 82 81 1977 1983 1990

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