Journal article

Links between Children's Independent Mobility, Active Transport, Physical Activity and Obesity

C Whitzman, V Romero, M Duncan, C Curtis, P Tranter, M Burke

Published : 2010

Abstract

Internationally, the past 40 years have seen a number of inter - related trends in developed Anglo - American countries, including radically declining levels of children ' s independent mobility ( CIM), increased parental use of cars to transport children to school and play, decreasing everyday physical activity of both children and adults, and increasing child obesity rates. The level of children ' s everyday physical activity is influenced by gender, household income, parental and societal fears, the physical design of neighborhoods, and broader social policies that discourage " risk ". Several promising practices can have an impact on improving children ' s active transport, everyday phys..

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