Healthy lifestyle: Promoting walking behaviour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wan Omar, Wan Rabiah, Patterson, Ian and Pegg, Shane (2011) Healthy lifestyle: Promoting walking behaviour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. World Journal of Management, 3 1: 109-123.

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Author Wan Omar, Wan Rabiah
Patterson, Ian
Pegg, Shane
Title Healthy lifestyle: Promoting walking behaviour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Journal name World Journal of Management
ISSN 1836-070X
1838-3726
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 109
End page 123
Total pages 15
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher World Business Institute
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract While most people recognise that walking is good for their health, very few do enough regular walking to derive the maximum health benefits. A questionnaire was administered to a sample of local residents in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and found that 65.1% did not achieve the recommended standards for walking to gain any health benefits,27.4% did not walk at all, and only 1% regularly engaged in neighbourhood walking.These findings are important to better inform local government departments about the current situation and justifies the need for new intervention strategies to promote walking. This is because frequent physical activity, such as walking, is important for a person’s health and well-being, with many individuals in urban settings heavily reliant on engagement in such activities through the intervention delivered by local government agencies.
Keyword Walking behaviour
Physical activity
Social ecological model
Malaysia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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