Physical Activity Deserts: What Are They and How Do You Reduce Them?


When you have a lack of access to areas where you can exercise safely, this is called a physical activity desert.

Much like food deserts, where fresh produce is not readily available, comes deleterious effects on the health and wellbeing of the surrounding population.

In this 20-minute conversation, Dr. Keith addresses the following topics:

  • What are physical activity deserts?
  • Who is at risk of these deserts and what are the consequences?
  • What can we do to advocate for improved access to safe areas to be physically active on the local and national levels?

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