Activity space environment and dietary and physical activity behaviors: a pilot study.

@article{Zenk2011ActivitySE,
  title={Activity space environment and dietary and physical activity behaviors: a pilot study.},
  author={Shannon N. Zenk and Amy Jo Schulz and Stephen A. Matthews and Angela M. Odoms-Young and JoEllen Wilbur and Lani R. Wegrzyn and Kevin Gibbs and Carol A Braunschweig and Carmen Stokes},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          1150-61
        }
}
This study examined relationships among individual demographics, environmental features (e.g., fast food outlet density, park land use) of residential neighborhoods and activity spaces, and weight-related behaviors (diet, physical activity). Participants' movement was tracked for 7 days using global positioning systems (GPS). Two activity space measures (one standard deviation ellipse, daily path area) were derived from the GPS data. Activity spaces were generally larger than residential… CONTINUE READING

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