Lifestyle, which is not merely an individual choice, but results from the interaction between people and their social and physical environment. Perceived expectations, vicarious learning, norms and values partially guide individual choices. Health practices however do not occur in isolation, but are shaped in the context of everyday life, amidst of other practices, and across time and place in which these practices are carried out. This research theme covers the construction of the social, built and natural environment which facilitate or inhibit the choices that are made.
See below an overview of our ongoing and completed research projects related to the physical environment of health.