Active Living By Design

Active Living by Design (ALbD) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that was established in 1998. It is a part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Active Living by Design aims to increase physical activity in daily life through community design, public policies, and communications strategies.

In November 2003, Active Living by Design funded 25 community partnerships across the country to demonstrate how changing community design will impact physical activity. In July 2005, twelve of these partnerships also began piloting Healthy Eating by Design projects.

Active living is a way of life that integrates physical activity into daily routines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults accumulate at least 30 minutes of moderately intense physical activity on five or more days per week.

Individuals may achieve this by walking or bicycling for transportation, exercise or pleasure; playing in the park; working in the yard; taking the stairs; and using recreation facilities.

Famous quotes containing the words design, active and/or living:

    Teaching is the perpetual end and office of all things. Teaching, instruction is the main design that shines through the sky and earth.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    The world, an entity out of everything, was created by neither gods nor men, but was, is and will be eternally living fire, regularly becoming ignited and regularly becoming extinguished.
    Heraclitus (c. 535–c. 475 B.C.)