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Title Walking : connecting sustainable transport with health / edited by Corinne Mulley, Klaus Gebel, Ding Ding
Edition First edition
Published Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Transport and sustainability ; volume 9
Transport and sustainability ; v. 9
Contents Front Cover; Walking: Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; List of Contributors; Chapter 1 Introduction; References; Section 1: Walking: Its Prevalence, Its Benefits and Its Variety; Chapter 2 Measurement of Walking; Preamble; A Taxonomy of Walking; Walking Assessment Methods, Issues in Operationalisation of Walking Measures and Measurement Properties; Indirect Objective Methods for Assessing Walking Behaviour; Direct Subjective Methods of Walking Assessment
All-cause Mortality and WalkingWalking and Specific Diseases; What About the Risks of Walking?; Future Research Directions; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 5 Economic Value of Walking; Introduction; Current Practices; Walkability Economic Impacts; Defining and Measuring Economic Impacts; Impacts from Improved Walkability; Improved Pedestrian Convenience, Safety, and Comfort; Basic Mobility; Property Value and Business Activity; Facility Costs; Benefits Arising from Increased Walking Activity; User Enjoyment; Improved Public Fitness and Health
Community Cohesion and Increased SecurityBenefits Created by Automobile Travel Reductions; Reduced Traffic and Parking Congestion; Road and Parking Facility Cost Savings; Consumer Savings and Affordability; Reduced Chauffeuring Burdens; Reduced Crash Risk; Energy Conservation; Pollution Reductions; Additional Travel Time; More Compact Communities; Openspace Preservation; Improved Accessibility; Efficient Public Infrastructure and Services; Economic Development; Conclusions; References; Chapter 6 Walking to and from School; Prelude; Section I: Background of the Canadian STP Model
Diaries for Walking Assessment -- The Use of Transportation and Time Use Diaries to Assess Walking BehaviourObservational Methods; Combined Methods to Strengthen Walking Measurement; Issues Related to Walking Measurement in Free-Living Conditions; Emerging Research Areas in Physical Activity and Walking Measurement; Conclusion: Unified Measures for Health Research, Surveillance and Interventions; References; Chapter 3 Understanding the Determinants of Walking as the Basis for Social Marketing Public Health Messaging; Introduction; Literature Context; The Case Study of Sydney, NSW, Australia
How Much Do Sydneysiders Walk per Day?Modelling Walking Time; Conclusions; References; Chapter 4 The Health Benefits of Walking; Introduction; What Is Walking?; The History of Research Related to the Health Benefits of Walking; Physical Health Benefits of Walking; Body Composition; Cardiovascular Fitness; Blood Pressure; Vascular Function; Blood Lipids; Haemostatic, Inflammatory and Immune Function Markers; Glucose Metabolism; Musculoskeletal; Mental Health Benefits of Walking; Could Walking Be a Treatment for Depression and Other Mental Health Problems?; Avoidance of Mortality and Morbidity
Summary This book features a multidisciplinary focus on walking as a mode in the context of transportation, urban planning and health. Breaking down the silos, this book presents a multidisciplinary focus bringing together research from transport, public health and planning to show linkages and the variation in experience around the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 26, 2017)
Subject Choice of transportation.
Form Electronic book
Author Ding, Ding (Epidemiologist), editor
Gebel, Klaus, editor
Mulley, Corinne, editor
ISBN 1787146278 (electronic bk.)
9781787146273 (electronic bk.)