Creating environments that support active living in rural Tasmania: Findings from a qualitative study

Verity Cleland, Kathryn Squibb, Clarissa Hughes, Alison Venn, Lukar Thornton, Kylie Ball

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Abstract

This report presents the findings of a research project conducted in 2011 to identify features of the local environment that impact on participation in physical activity among rural Tasmanians. Forty-nine men and women from three distinct rural regions of Tasmania – Ulverstone/Penguin, Hamilton/ Bothwell/ Ouse, and Geeveston – participated in interviews in which they were asked which features of the environment supported them to be physically active, and ‘what could be done to better support them’ in leading healthy, active lives. Three key themes emerged from the findings: Functionality, Variety and Diversity, and Accessibility.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherUniversity Tasmania
Commissioning bodyUniversity of Tasmania
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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