|Event details||Mapping the route from physical activity to health|
|Organiser name||Dr Angie Page, Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health|
|Title||Mapping the route from physical activity to health|
|Type of event||Panel Discussion|
|Venue||Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ|
Changes to our environment are needed to help individuals increase physical activity. This series of mini-lectures will outline Bristol research mapping how children move around their environment, how families can help increase physical activity and how research evidence can support neighbourhoods to shape their environment for improved health and well being.
Many Government policies encourage us to increase our physical activity. Making positive changes for children and families is made difficult by an environment that encourages sedentary living. This series of mini-lectures, discussion and display will highlight how Bristol research informs the way we can shape our neighbourhood and home environment to increase physical activity and improve mental well being.Many people routinely now use ‘smart phones’. In Bristol we have been using similar technology to follow 1300 schoolchildren as they go through adolescence to measure how active children are according to where they are in their home environment and local neighbourhoods.
This event will be followed by a wine reception.