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Colorado Study: Community Connections Lead to Higher Levels of Mothers’ Physical Activity

A Colorado School of Public Health professor, Dr. Paula Yuma, from Colorado State University, recently published a study in the journal Health Education and Behavior that examines how trust and connection among neighbors changes the effects of socioeconomic status, perceptions of neighborhood safety and access to parks on mother’s engagement in physical activity.

“One of the things that’s exciting is that the sense of neighborhood connectedness — social cohesion — also has positive influence on other health outcomes and overall quality of life,” said Dr. Yuma.

The study surveyed 2,750 mothers from California with children between the ages of 4 and 10 years old.

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