Archives for September 2015

CEDAR Bulletin – September 2015 – out now!

The September 2015 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here. This issue includes: TV, internet and computer games associated with poorer GCSE grades GoActive trial set for launch Build it and they will come? How walking and cycling routes change behaviour Public Health Modelling wins grant and award for online cycling tool […]

Job-loss associated with weight gain – but diet and physical activity may not be the reason

Job-loss is associated with a more weight gain in working UK adults, according to new CEDAR research, but changes in smoking, diet and physical activity did not explain the weight gained. However, loss of sleep due to worry may be a factor, and the behavioural and psychosocial impacts of job-loss need to be further explored.Safe […]

Build it and they will come? Study sheds light on how new walking and cycling routes change behaviour

A new study published by CEDAR in BMJ Open has found that the influence of better walking and cycling infrastructure on unconscious pathways may be more powerful in driving behaviour change than any explicit conscious change in perceptions of the physical and social environment.Those who support active travel have long campaigned for better infrastructure, and […]

Use of TV, internet and computer games associated with poorer GCSE grades

Each extra hour per day spent watching TV, using the internet or playing computer games during Year 10 is associated with poorer grades at GCSE at age 16, according to research from the University of Cambridge.In a study published today in the open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, researchers also found […]