Founded in 2012 City Health International is a network of individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment.
Those who envision themselves living in Santa Monica, the wealthy and politically progressive coastal enclave west of Los Angeles, no doubt envision themselves living happily there. It would seem to have everything: miles of coastline with beaches open to all, the striking Santa Monica mountains just to the north, plenty of equally striking southern-Californian architecture [...] top-rated schools, police and firefighters, and, of course, that world-famous pier.
2015-07-22 | theguardian.comRead More
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, a long-term annual study of nearly 20,000 Australians, has teased out many revealing details about the things that we believe keep us happy and healthy. Some of it follows the common sense maxims about moderation and exercise. But the survey also yielded a few surprising answers to some important lifestyle questions
2015-07-16 | smh.com.auRead More
City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression. But according to new research, the antidote to those city blues could be as simple as a walk in the park. A Stanford University study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that walking in nature reduces rumination [...]
2015-07-03 | huffingtonpost.com