Active Living—Past, Present, and Future

Implications for the Field
  • Richard E. Killingsworth
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      The paradigm and practice of active living is in some ways a very recent phenomenon in public health.
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      Health promoting community design: a new paradigm to promote healthy and active communities.
      As it evolves, it is becoming more inclusive of approaches originating from the design, engineering, and planning disciplines. From these interdisciplinary perspectives, public health is beginning to stimulate research, policy, and practice efforts that are resulting in solutions to historically complicated lifestyle behaviors and morbidity outcomes.
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