At least 60% of the world's population is not sufficiently active to benefit their health. This can be attributed in part to reduced participation in active leisure pursuits, and an increase in sedentary behavior in the workplace. Another key factor is that walking has declined in recent decades and this is thought to be due to an increase in car use and layout of urban environments which are dominated by cars and so do not appeal to pedestrians . Other aspects of the local environment such as availability of parks and other recreation facilities, land use and transport system can also have a discouraging or alternatively an encouraging influence on walking and other forms of physical activity .
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|
- physical activity
- mobile technology
- public health