Posts Tagged ‘physical activity’

On the move at Active Living Research conference

Friday, February 27th, 2015

susanbabey2011Sue Babey, senior research scientist at the Center, gave a presentation on adolescent physical activity at the Active Living Research (ALR) conference in San Diego this week and found organizers “practice what they preach,” working in physical activity breaks –  walking, running, volleyball — for conference participants.

Babey’s presentation was titled “Adolescent Physical Activity: … [ Read full post ]

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CDC Report: More Americans are walking but it’s still not enough

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

More Americans are lacing up their shoes to go walking, but most aren’t getting enough exercise to make a real difference in their health, according to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The study’s findings came from the 2005 and 2010 CDC’s National Health Surveys which surveyed over 20,000 adults. The … [ Read full post ]

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Study: Children less likely to play outside with their parents

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Many parents are not taking their kids outside to play everyday, according to a recent study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Parents with children ages 3-5 answered one question as part of the much larger Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort: “In the past month, how often did you take … [ Read full post ]

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Get a quick snapshot of health in your county!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Need a quick snapshot of  health in your county?

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has just released new Health Profiles, one-page, easy-to-read, printable fact sheets on every county in California as well as the state’s regions, certain service planning areas of large cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, and more.   … [ Read full post ]

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Making bikes count in LA County

Monday, September 12th, 2011

By Allison Mannos, Urban Strategy Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC)

We have begun to see a rise in the number of Californians, especially in Los Angeles, willing to ditch their cars and take up bike riding in the past few years.  Group bike rides like the ”Midnight Ridazz,” bicycle repair co-ops … [ Read full post ]

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