Fast Company looks at research led by Professor David Bassett from the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies that speak to the power of active design: the more centrally located a building’s stair case is, the more likely people are to use it. Bassett’s study used three campus buildings to measure how often elevators were used instead of stairs, and compared the placement of the two.
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Despite overwhelming evidence about the benefits of physical activity for children, most American youngsters are not meeting the federal recommendation of sixty minutes a day. A new study by a team of UT researchers has identified specific ways—and estimated minutes for each approach—that can help children achieve the recommended daily physical activity goal.
Americans are more sedentary than ever and that is a problem even among people who exercise regularly, according to a recent
US News interviewed David Bassett Jr., co-director of the UT Obesity Research Center and a professor in the Department of Kinesiology,
In this story in Time Magazine, David Bassett, the co-director of the University of Tennessee Obesity Research Center, discusses why the Southeastern U.S., including Tennessee, has such high rates of obesity.