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ENGINEERING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTO DAILY LIFE THROUGH PUBLIC SPACE

Bailey, Andrew W. Ph.D.; Hamilton, Kara Ph.D.

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000511
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Apply It! By reading this article the health and fitness professional will:

•understand the barriers urban development places on physical activity

•be able to identify deficits and promote intentional urban design to enhance activity

•understand the importance of community input in park and equipment design, and

•know where to find information about green space needs and park assets.

Andrew W. Bailey, Ph.D., is associate professor of health and human performance at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. His research interests include green space planning, outdoor recreation, and the impacts of outdoor activity on physical and mental health.

Kara Hamilton, Ph.D., is associate professor of health and human performance at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Her research interests include physical activity and health disparity in high risk, minority populations; development, implementation, and assessment of health-related interventions using community-based participatory research methods; and heart rate variability in children.

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