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Parks a key to physical activity [news]

Public parks and recreation amenities play an important role in facilitating physical activity especially in low income communities , according to visiting United States academic Professor Myron Floyd. His research focuses on the role of parks and recreation amenities in facilitating physical activity especially in low-income communities, the influence of race and ethnicity on leisure activity preferences, and environmental justice in relation to public parks.

During a public seminar at Mawson Lakes Campus last Friday, Professor Floyd spoke on recent research findings into the contribution of public parks to physical activity and health.

Professor Floyd stated that “we know that obesity is a major problem in the developed world, and part of the problem is that people are not active in their leisure time. “I’ve been researching how parks can be part of the inactivity-obesity solution and have found they have a large role to play.”

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