A Study of Perceived Nature, Shade and Trees and Self-Reported Physical Activity in Denver Public Deposited
  • Introduction Integrating physical activity (PA) into daily routines has become a national priority following the American College of Sports Medicine/Centers for Disease Control’s statement on PA and health [1] and the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health [2]. [...]studies suggest the quality of landscape is a facet through which the surrounding environment may affect health behavior [23,24]. According to Leslie (2010), a majority of studies that show significant relationships between greenness and PA are those that collect perceived greenness measures (e.g., perception of trees, shade, and the presence of nature). Some studies also show that the level of the walkability of the neighborhood may affect its residences’ perception of the surrounding areas [52]. [...]the length of residency in the neighborhood is important because it can influence people’s relationships to the neighborhood environment and related perceptions of this place [53,54].

Date Issued
  • 2019-10-16
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Journal Issue/Number
  • 19
Journal Volume
  • 16
Last Modified
  • 2020-03-24
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  • 1660-4601