Archives for September 2016

Don’t stop moving: is the digital world friend or foe in fighting a sedentary future?

This event has now passed, but you can download the slides here. Public talk with Professor Nick Wareham as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. Saturday 22 October: 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, CB3 9DZPhysical inactivity is a 21st Century epidemic. We have created a world where we move less […]

Evidence Brief – Addressing seasonal variation in children’s physical activity

Understanding how physical activity changes across the year is important because it helps identify periods when children might require additional support to be active. Our work at CEDAR is describing this seasonal variation in physical activity, exploring related behaviours, and investigating strategies to help children maintain their activity all year round. Read the Evidence Brief […]

CEDAR Bulletin September 2016

The September 2016 edition of CEDAR Bulletin is out now. Read it here.This issue includes: New Evidence Brief – A child for all seasons A varied diet can prevent diabetes – but can you afford it? New online tool to help increase cycling across England Happy Mondays (and every day) – putting health at the […]

New online tool to inform cycling investment

A new Department for Transport funded tool highlights just how much potential there is in England for people to get cycling. The Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) – www.pct.bike – was developed by a team of researchers including the Public Health Modelling group from CEDAR.It is freely available and open source, and is helping planners […]

Happy Mondays (and every day) – putting health at the centre of our cities

This article was originally published in Cambridge University Research Horizons Magazine. Life in towns and cities can grind you down, but putting health and wellbeing at the centre of new housing and infrastructure developments could make for happier, healthier citizens. “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is […]