Home and neighbourhood environment: association with children’s physical activity and obesity-related dietary behaviour
SH Wong1, WY Huang2, E Cerin3, Y Gao2, PC Lai4, A Burnett5
1 Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2 Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University
3 Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University
4 Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong
5 School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University
1. For children aged 8 to 12 years old, their parents still have an important influence on their obesity-related behaviour, ie physical activity and dietary habits.
2. Encouraging parents to be physically active and children to take part in outdoor play may help promote an active lifestyle and prevent obesity.
3. A neighbourhood with better aesthetic characteristics and easy access to parks may help children maintain a healthy body weight.