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Natural landscape, infrastructure, and health : The physical activity implications of urban green space composition among the elderly
Miralles-Guasch, Carme, 1961- (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Dopico, Javier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Delclòs Alió, Xavier (University of California. Institute of Urban and Regional Development)
Knobel, Pablo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Marquet Sardà, Oriol (Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal))
Maneja, Roser (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Schipperijn, Jasper (University of Southern Denmark (Odense, Dinamarca). Department of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics)
Vich, Guillem (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geografia)

Data: 2019
Resum: Urban green spaces (UGS) have been linked with a series of benefits for the environment, and for the physical health and well-being of urban residents. This is of great importance in the context of the aging of modern societies. However, UGS have different forms and characteristics that can determine their utilization. Common elements in UGS such as the type of vegetation and the type of surface are surprisingly understudied in regard to their relationship with the type of activity undertaken in UGS. This paper aims to explore the relationship between landscape diversity and the type of surface with the time spent and the physical activity intensity performed by seniors. To do so, this study uses GPS tracking data in combination with accelerometer data gathered from 63 seniors residing in Barcelona, Spain. Results showed that senior participants spent little time inside the analyzed UGS and sedentary behaviors (SBs) were more common than physical activities (PAs). The presence of pavement surfaces positively influenced the total time spent in UGS while gravel surfaces were negatively associated with time spent in active behaviors. The provision of well-defined and maintained paved areas and paths are some key infrastructures to be considered when designing UGS for overall urban residents and, especially, when aiming to potentiate the access for senior visitors.
Nota: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu MdM-2015-0552
Nota: This project was funded by the RecerCaixa research fund in the 2016 call, under the original title of Ciudad, calidad de vida y movilidad activa en la tercera edad: Un análisis multimetodológico a través de Tracking Living Labs.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: Urban green spaces ; Physical activity ; Seniors ; Landscape ; Barcelona
Publicat a: International journal of environmental research and public health, Vol. 16, issue 20 (Oct. 2019) , art. 3986, ISSN 1660-4601

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16203986
PMID: 31635362


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