SUPPORT FOR WALKING AND BIKING, TRAILS AND RECREATIONAL SITES; STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN NEBRASKA
The Bureau of Sociological Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln conducted telephone surveys with a representative sample of 900 Nebraskans aged 19 and older, regarding their current level of physical activity and suggestions for increasing this activity. The data were collected as part of the Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey. Results of the survey indicate that efforts must be made to encourage physical activity within the course of the day and to create environments that provide maximum opportunity to be active. Today, many Nebraskans participate in little or no physical activity. A few suggestions that Nebraskans support to increase physical activity are: sidewalks and walking/biking paths, recreational trails, opportunities for physical activity at the work site and physical education in our schools. With the support of transportation and community planners, local governments, employers, parents, and educators, community participation in regular physical activity could increase.
Health and Human Services301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE United States 68509-5044
- Waltz-Hill, M
- Publication Date: 2000
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Bicycling; Communities; Health; Physical condition; Physical fitness; Planning; Recreational facilities; Schools; Sidewalks; Trails; Walking; Work environment
- Uncontrolled Terms: Physical activity; Physical education
- Geographic Terms: Nebraska
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00801984
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 21 2000 12:00AM