3162.0 Public Parks as Sites for the Promotion of Physical Activity and Recreation

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
Several different features of the built and natural environments of communities are thought to play a role in the promotion of physical activity in children and adults. An increasing area of interest in physical activity promotion is the presence of parks, and an understanding of their amenities that increase opportunities for physical activity. These sessions describe the different features of parks conducive to physical activity, and will provide valuable information about factors that are associated with park usage. Finally, this session will also describe the National Parks Service Health Promotion Initiative.
Session Objectives: Explain the role of public parks in the promotion of physical activity Describe the features of parks that influence their use Discuss the National Parks Service Health Promotion Initiative
David Paul, PhD

10:50 AM
11:30 AM

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Organized by: Physical Activity
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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