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Our environment influences our diet and activity more than we think

13 Aug 2018

Professor Teo Yik Ying, Dean, wrote that our personal choices are often the results of carefully studied, researched and engineered campaigns by people who design the living environment around us.

Besides the food environment that encourages excessive consumption of nutrient-poor and high-caloric food, modern architectural and urban planning designs have resulted in a physical environment that promotes accessibility and convenience, which in turn has reduced incidental physical activity.

Prof Teo shared that it is time that multidisciplinary experts such as social scientists and architects are properly recognised and reminded of their roles in encouraging health-seeking behaviours.

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