Navigation Links
Neighborhoods With Busy Intersections Discourage Children's Play
Date:10/13/2011

THURSDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Although busy intersections and well-connected streets are convenient for active adults, they may discourage children from playing outside, a new study suggests.

Canadian researchers report that living in areas with busy through streets may take a toll on the amount of exercise children get.

"We've known for a while that high street connectivity -- well-connected streets and a high density of intersections in a given area -- helps adults stay physically active since it makes it easier and more efficient for them to walk to work or a local store," lead researcher Graham Mecredy, a graduate student in the Queens University Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, said in a news release. "However, our findings suggest that high street connectivity has the opposite effect on children's physical activity."

After analyzing a survey of school-aged children, researchers found that kids aged 11 to 16 who lived in neighborhoods with well-connected streets were less physically active than those who live around poorly connected streets or dead ends.

"Playing street hockey is an example of how street connectivity and density can influence the physical activity of youth," explained Mecredy. "When traffic increases, or when you don't have access to a quiet cul-de-sac, the game and the associated physical activity may both disappear."

In a separate study, the researchers noted that since areas with poorly connected streets promote more outdoor play, they are also linked to an increase in minor biking injuries. They added that measures to promote safe bike riding in the street could help reduce the number of these incidents.

The researchers concluded the findings should be used to improve the level of physical activity among children.

The findings were published recently in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and Injury Prevention'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sudden Cardiac Arrest More Common in Poorer Neighborhoods
2. Chicagos south side suffers most from unhealthy neighborhoods
3. Heart attack survivors from poorer neighborhoods get less exercise
4. Cockroach allergens in homes associated with prevalence of childhood asthma in some neighborhoods
5. Close-Knit Neighborhoods Raise Chances of Stroke Survival
6. Autism Diagnoses Still More Likely in Richer Neighborhoods
7. Men in low income neighborhoods drink more than women: Study
8. Coastal Canadians living in high-risk neighborhoods in poorer health: Study
9. U.S. Nursing Home Closings Hit Poor Neighborhoods Hardest: Study
10. Violence in inner city neighborhoods contributes to trouble with asthma
11. If we build walkable neighborhoods, will people walk?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Neighborhoods With Busy Intersections Discourage Children's Play
(Date:9/22/2014)... MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a ... risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among ... The researchers cautioned that low TSH levels may ... a cause-and-effect link was not established in this study. ... thyroid (hypothyroidism), there were 495 incidences of low levels ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... The “ Ztylus ” was featured on NewsWatch ... reviews and features the latest technology gadgets and services available ... expert, conducted the review and shared with viewers how it’s ... gives users four lens options for their camera. , The ... Tech Report, which reviews and features the latest technology gadgets ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014 “The Race is On!” for the ... Sunday, October 12, 2014 as it moves to its new ... As the signature fundraising and awareness event for Susan G. ... Phoenix Race for the Cure provides supporters of all ages ... and even sleeping in. , “Moving the Race to ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... perspiration these symptoms are a few of the ... heart rate and plays a crucial role in its ... Aviv University points to an additional complication caused by ... Mammalian Genome , was conducted by Prof. Karen ... of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU,s Sackler ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... A study led by University of North Carolina at ... the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the ... delusions that define the development of severe mental disorders ... early adulthood and affects about 1 in every 100 ... person can be a life compromised, and the burden ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients 2Health News:NewsWatch Recently Featured the Phone Case “Ztylus” on National Television 2Health News:22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure® 2014 Moves to Downtown Phoenix 2Health News:22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure® 2014 Moves to Downtown Phoenix 3Health News:Lack of thyroid hormone blocks hearing development 2Health News:Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis 2
... HOUSTON - A vaccine that turns the immune system ... drives the most aggressive form of glioblastoma multiforme improved ... researchers at Duke University and The University of Texas ... Journal of Clinical Oncology . Eighteen newly diagnosed ...
... Oct. 6, 2010 A set of proteins found in ... to diagnose Alzheimer,s disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ... An analysis of the proteins, plus a clinical exam, proved ... accurate in ruling it out in people without the disease, ...
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay ... young adults admit they are binge drinkers, health officials said ... as having four or more drinks for women, and five ... -- numbers that are different because men and women metabolize ...
... to a discovery by a Saint Louis University researcher, scientists ... better control cholesterol levels in blood. Led by ... at Saint Louis University and published in a recent issue ... of the United States of America, the study found that ...
... New neuroscience research by life scientists from UCLA and Australia may ... to brain injury or disease. By examining how ... way the brain first captures and encodes a situation or event ... The study is published in the Sept. 29 edition ...
... By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , ... study is the latest to suggest that testosterone may ... causing serious side effects. Researchers aren,t yet ready ... to female patients. However, the treatment does hold some ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vaccine extends glioblastoma patients' survival in phase II trial 2Health News:Blood test could diagnose Alzheimer's disease, UT Southwestern researchers find 2Health News:1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC 2Health News:1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC 3Health News:Better cholesterol drugs may follow Saint Louis University researcher's breakthrough 2Health News:Neuroscience research may help patients recover from brain injury 2Health News:Testosterone Could Boost Health of Heart Failure Patients 2
(Date:9/22/2014)... York , September 22, 2014 ... (MRI) market has been recently added to Transparency Market ... (MRI) Market: Global Market Analysis, Size, Share & Forecast ... MRI market, which valued US$ 3.9 billion in 2011, ... 2011 to 2017(the forecast period of the report), and ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014  Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. (Elusys), a biopharmaceutical ... today announced it has completed three phase 3 ... Obiltoxaximab is an anti-toxin in development for the ... studies support the safety and tolerability of the ... therapeutic dose. The conclusion of these studies marks ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... -- Persistence Market Research ( http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/ ) ... Ophthalmic Devices: Asia to Witness ... at USD 29,171.5 million in 2014 and is expected ... to 2020, to reach an estimated value of USD ... Market Study on Ophthalmic Devices:  Asia  to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Market Worth US $4.8 Billion by 2017: Transparency Market Research 2Global Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Market Worth US $4.8 Billion by 2017: Transparency Market Research 3Global Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Market Worth US $4.8 Billion by 2017: Transparency Market Research 4Elusys Announces Results From Three Phase 3 Safety Studies Of Its Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Obiltoxaximab (ETI-204), In Adult Volunteers And Completion Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Development Program 2Elusys Announces Results From Three Phase 3 Safety Studies Of Its Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Obiltoxaximab (ETI-204), In Adult Volunteers And Completion Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Development Program 3Elusys Announces Results From Three Phase 3 Safety Studies Of Its Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Obiltoxaximab (ETI-204), In Adult Volunteers And Completion Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Development Program 4Elusys Announces Results From Three Phase 3 Safety Studies Of Its Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Obiltoxaximab (ETI-204), In Adult Volunteers And Completion Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Development Program 5Elusys Announces Results From Three Phase 3 Safety Studies Of Its Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Obiltoxaximab (ETI-204), In Adult Volunteers And Completion Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Development Program 6Global Ophthalmic Devices Market will Reach $2,685.1 Million in 2020: Persistence Market Research 2Global Ophthalmic Devices Market will Reach $2,685.1 Million in 2020: Persistence Market Research 3Global Ophthalmic Devices Market will Reach $2,685.1 Million in 2020: Persistence Market Research 4Global Ophthalmic Devices Market will Reach $2,685.1 Million in 2020: Persistence Market Research 5
... a range of Milli-Q ultrapure water ... quality requirements. Each of the five ... specifically target contaminants detrimental to particular ... and ICP-MS. The systems incorporate a ...
... Millipore has developed a range ... to match specific water quality requirements. ... systems is designed to specifically target ... as HPLC, molecular biology and ICP-MS. ...
... range of Milli-Q ultrapure water systems ... requirements. Each of the five new ... target contaminants detrimental to particular applications ... ICP-MS. The systems incorporate a high ...
... has developed a range of Milli-Q ... specific water quality requirements. Each of ... designed to specifically target contaminants detrimental ... molecular biology and ICP-MS. The systems ...
Medicine Products: