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?