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Dr. Karen K. Lee is a force for good around the world, working behind the scenes to help people improve their diets, get in shape, and live longer. In the arena of public health, this Canadian woman is an international superstar. In the early 2000s, she went to the US to join a team of health detectives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking was in de Dr. Karen K. Lee is a force for good around the world, working behind the scenes to help people improve their diets, get in shape, and live longer. In the arena of public health, this Canadian woman is an international superstar. In the early 2000s, she went to the US to join a team of health detectives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking was in decline, and so the US CDC's attention had turned to the next biggest causes of premature death: over-eating and under-exercising. Dr. Lee's zeal in seeking out the root causes--in schools, restaurants, and environments that encourage a sedentary, calorie-packed way of life--was matched by her inspired approach to finding solutions. She was next recruited by the City of New York, where she was instrumental in introducing Active Design, an initiative for creating opportunities for healthy living in everyday life that has helped reverse childhood obesity and lengthen life expectancies. Her influence has since spread around the world. Dr. Lee has always known that health education, public service announcements, and our individual struggles are not enough. The world around us needs to change to support us in taking steps (literally and figuratively) to save our own lives. Working with civic leaders, city planners, and architects, she has been a pioneer in addressing today's leading health problems, such as obesity, heart disease, strokes, cancers, and diabetes. Fit Cities is a riveting memoir of that work--the story of how Dr. Lee and her many teams of brilliant collaborators uncovered, and set about eradicating, the causes of a pandemic of unhealthy living. And every step of the way, it offers invaluable advice on how we can all help ourselves to live healthier lives.


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Dr. Karen K. Lee is a force for good around the world, working behind the scenes to help people improve their diets, get in shape, and live longer. In the arena of public health, this Canadian woman is an international superstar. In the early 2000s, she went to the US to join a team of health detectives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking was in de Dr. Karen K. Lee is a force for good around the world, working behind the scenes to help people improve their diets, get in shape, and live longer. In the arena of public health, this Canadian woman is an international superstar. In the early 2000s, she went to the US to join a team of health detectives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking was in decline, and so the US CDC's attention had turned to the next biggest causes of premature death: over-eating and under-exercising. Dr. Lee's zeal in seeking out the root causes--in schools, restaurants, and environments that encourage a sedentary, calorie-packed way of life--was matched by her inspired approach to finding solutions. She was next recruited by the City of New York, where she was instrumental in introducing Active Design, an initiative for creating opportunities for healthy living in everyday life that has helped reverse childhood obesity and lengthen life expectancies. Her influence has since spread around the world. Dr. Lee has always known that health education, public service announcements, and our individual struggles are not enough. The world around us needs to change to support us in taking steps (literally and figuratively) to save our own lives. Working with civic leaders, city planners, and architects, she has been a pioneer in addressing today's leading health problems, such as obesity, heart disease, strokes, cancers, and diabetes. Fit Cities is a riveting memoir of that work--the story of how Dr. Lee and her many teams of brilliant collaborators uncovered, and set about eradicating, the causes of a pandemic of unhealthy living. And every step of the way, it offers invaluable advice on how we can all help ourselves to live healthier lives.

46 review for Fit Cities: My Quest to Improve the World's Health and Wellness--Including Yours

  1. 4 out of 5

    Erika

    This was heading to a strong 4 but suddenly ended. Maybe because I have an advanced reader copy, the final chapter is missing, but up until the last paragraph, Dr. Lee is talking about how income disparity causes health issues and then she brings all the topics together into the final paragraph and it all comes to a screeching halt. Fascinating up until that point - a look at how our communities are partially (and strongly) responsible for the obesity epidemic. Maybe our mayor should read it and This was heading to a strong 4 but suddenly ended. Maybe because I have an advanced reader copy, the final chapter is missing, but up until the last paragraph, Dr. Lee is talking about how income disparity causes health issues and then she brings all the topics together into the final paragraph and it all comes to a screeching halt. Fascinating up until that point - a look at how our communities are partially (and strongly) responsible for the obesity epidemic. Maybe our mayor should read it and see how to better plan our city.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Raquel

    This was big on the processes for the initiative for Active Designs. It would have been interesting to hear more about the examples and successes of the work that Karen Lee has provided in different cities as she worked for many! It's fine to read about the Fit City Conferences that have taken place but what else has changed, there were many obstacles brought up about the built environment and health - how much more did Active Designs help? Still a good read and informative on data for kids heal This was big on the processes for the initiative for Active Designs. It would have been interesting to hear more about the examples and successes of the work that Karen Lee has provided in different cities as she worked for many! It's fine to read about the Fit City Conferences that have taken place but what else has changed, there were many obstacles brought up about the built environment and health - how much more did Active Designs help? Still a good read and informative on data for kids health and that some action has been taken on addressing some important issues.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Meredith

    This was OK - I think it would be great reading for those in public policy, public health, government, and consulting. It also provided a history of Active Design movement and the career of Dr. Lee. There were parts were I got a little bored about the process and the bureaucracy behind her research (but I can see how it would be useful insights for others in a related field or academia). Nice to know that an accomplished thinker like Dr. Lee has ties to the Edmonton community.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Louis-Philippe Codère

    Ce livre m'a ouvert les yeux sur la manière dont on peut agir sur l'environnement bâti pour améliorer la santé de la population. Finalement, ce livre n'aura fait que confirmer mon intérêt d'intervenir exactement sur l'environnement bâti dans ma carrière. C'est encourageant de voir son parcours et l'impact qu'elle a eu. Ce livre m'a ouvert les yeux sur la manière dont on peut agir sur l'environnement bâti pour améliorer la santé de la population. Finalement, ce livre n'aura fait que confirmer mon intérêt d'intervenir exactement sur l'environnement bâti dans ma carrière. C'est encourageant de voir son parcours et l'impact qu'elle a eu.

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