Next Article in Journal
Combating Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) on Social Media: The FoMO-R Method
Next Article in Special Issue
Urban Noise and Psychological Distress: A Systematic Review
Previous Article in Journal
Exploring the Perceived Risks and Benefits of Heroin Use among Young People (18–24 Years) in Mauritius: Economic Insights from an Exploratory Qualitative Study
Previous Article in Special Issue
Neighborhood Violent Crime and Perceived Stress in Pregnancy
Open AccessReview

Impact of the Built Environment and the Neighborhood in Promoting the Physical Activity and the Healthy Aging in Older People: An Umbrella Review

1
Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Viale GB Morgagni 48, 50134 Florence, Italy
2
Postgraduate School in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, University of Florence, Viale GB Morgagni 48, 50134 Florence, Italy
3
Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Via della Mattonaia, 14, 50121 Florence, Italy
4
Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Agency of Tuscany, Via P Dazzi, 1, 50141 Florence, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Ph.D. student.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(17), 6127; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176127
Received: 6 August 2020 / Revised: 18 August 2020 / Accepted: 20 August 2020 / Published: 23 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Environment and Health)
(1) Background: The aim of this study is to establish which specific elements of the built environment can contribute to improving the physical activity of self-sufficient, noninstitutionalized and living in the city adults > 65 years. (2) Methods: An extensive literature search was conducted in several database. Umbrella review methodology was used to include the reviews that presented a sufficient methodological quality. (3) Results: Eleven reviews were included. The elements positively associated with physical activity in older adults were: walkability; residential density/urbanization; street connectivity; land-use mix-destination diversity; overall access to facilities, destinations and services; pedestrian-friendly infrastructures; greenery and aesthetically pleasing scenery; high environmental quality; street lighting; crime-related safety; traffic-related safety. The elements that were negatively associated with physical activity were: poor pedestrian access to shopping centers; poor pedestrian-friendly infrastructure and footpath quality; barriers to walking/cycling; lack of aesthetically pleasing scenery; crime-related unsafety; unattended dogs; inadequate street lighting and upkeep; traffic; littering, vandalism, decay; pollution; noise. (4) Conclusions: Evidence shows that specific elements of the built environment can contribute to promoting older people’s physical activity. The city restructuring plans should take into consideration these factors. View Full-Text
Keywords: built environment; neighborhood; healthy aging; physical activity; elderly; walkability; health promotion; older adults built environment; neighborhood; healthy aging; physical activity; elderly; walkability; health promotion; older adults
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Bonaccorsi, G.; Manzi, F.; Del Riccio, M.; Setola, N.; Naldi, E.; Milani, C.; Giorgetti, D.; Dellisanti, C.; Lorini, C. Impact of the Built Environment and the Neighborhood in Promoting the Physical Activity and the Healthy Aging in Older People: An Umbrella Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6127.

AMA Style

Bonaccorsi G, Manzi F, Del Riccio M, Setola N, Naldi E, Milani C, Giorgetti D, Dellisanti C, Lorini C. Impact of the Built Environment and the Neighborhood in Promoting the Physical Activity and the Healthy Aging in Older People: An Umbrella Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(17):6127.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Bonaccorsi, Guglielmo; Manzi, Federico; Del Riccio, Marco; Setola, Nicoletta; Naldi, Eletta; Milani, Chiara; Giorgetti, Duccio; Dellisanti, Claudia; Lorini, Chiara. 2020. "Impact of the Built Environment and the Neighborhood in Promoting the Physical Activity and the Healthy Aging in Older People: An Umbrella Review" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 17: 6127.

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop