Assessing the contribution of parks to physical activity using global positioning system and accelerometry.

@article{Evenson2013AssessingTC,
  title={Assessing the contribution of parks to physical activity using global positioning system and accelerometry.},
  author={Kelly R Evenson and Fang Wen and Amy E. Hillier and Deborah Ann Cohen},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={
          1981-7
        }
}
PURPOSE Parks offer a free option for physical activity in many communities. How much time people spend using parks and the contribution that parks makes to their physical activity is not known. This study describes patterns of park use and physical activity among a diverse adult sample. METHODS From five US states, 248 adults enrolled in or near 31 study parks. Participants wore a global positioning system (GPS) monitor (Qstarz BT-Q1000X) and an ActiGraph accelerometer (GT1M) concurrently… CONTINUE READING
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