Integrating Social Capital Into a Park-Use and Active-Living Framework

submitted by: sbroyl
Background: Parks have been proposed as a feature of the built environment that may promote increased physical activity. Little, if any, research has investigated the role of the park social environment in promoting physical activity within parks, however. Purpose: To examine whether social capital is a collective feature of the park environment and whether it is associated with park use and park-based physical activity. Methods: Adult park users (n=222) were surveyed in 27 neighborhood...
Authors: Katherine Theall, Andrew Mowen, Stephanie Broyles, Jeanette Gustat, Ariane Rung

Active living for rural children: community perspectives using PhotoVOICE

submitted by: ehenness
BACKGROUND: Active living integrates physical activity into one's daily routine. Current understanding of active living among children and their families living in rural communities is limited. A community perspective is critical to understand the contextual factors that influence children's physical activity in rural areas. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the perceived environmental factors that support or hinder physical activity among rural children to develop...
Authors: Erin Hennessy, Vivica Kraak, Raymond Hyatt, Julia Bloom, Mark Fenton, Colby Wagoner, Christina Economos

Integration of Short Bouts of Physical Activity Into Organizational Routine

submitted by: producerjbev
Context Recommended daily physical activity accumulated in short intervals (e.g., <10 minutes) may be more feasible and appealing to the relatively sedentary populace than longer bouts. The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic review of the evidence for the effectiveness of short activity bouts incorporated into organizational routine as part of the regular “conduct of business.” Evidence acquisition PubMed, MEDLINE, and Google Scholar databases were searched in August...
Authors: Deheia Barr-anderson, Mona Auyoung, Melicia Whitt-glover, Beth Glenn, Antronette Yancey