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Less is known about how neighborhood environments relate to sedentary time as compared to physical activity. This study examined relations of perceived and objective neighborhood environments with TV time, total screen time, total sedentary time, sedentary time at home, sedentary time in the home neighborhood, and time spent at home, in 524 12-16 year olds. Better perceived aesthetics and a perceived neighborhood environment index were related to less TV and screen time, and greater cul-de-sac density was related to less total and home sedentary time. Greater street connectivity, mixed land use, and an objective neighborhood environmental index were related to more total sedentary time. Findings suggest that some neighborhood environment attributes may not have the same potential influences on limiting sedentary time as they do for supporting physical activity.
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Name: Health & place
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Failure in built environment with loss of functional integrity.
Places designed, built, or installed to provide for a specific, non-medical function or service used by a specific, restricted group of persons.
The field that studies interactions between individuals and the built and natural environment. It includes investigating behaviors that inhibit or foster sustainable, climate-healthy, and nature-enhancing choices.
The structuring of the environment to permit or promote specific patterns of behavior.
The art and science of designing buildings and structures. More generally, it is the design of the total built environment, including town planning, urban design, and landscape architecture.