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Too Few Americans Take Advantage of Local Parks

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Most neighborhood parks in the United States are geared toward younger people, which limits their use, a new study suggests. “Relatively modest investments could make parks much more conducive to physical activity for everyone, regardless of age, gender or income level,” said study author Dr. Deborah Cohen, a senior natural scientist at the Rand Corp. Researchers who analyzed use of more than 170 parks across the country found few activities designed to attract adults and older people. Even girls and young women are less likely than males to play in neighborhood parks, the study authors noted. “Our nation’s public parks have much unmet potential to be a center of physical activity for adults, older Americans and females,” Cohen said in a news release from the nonprofit research organization. Walking loops were most effective at getting older people to be physically active. Gyms, fitness zones and exercise areas also …

May 18, 2016 10:19 am

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