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Restorative qualities of indoor and outdoor exercise settings as predictors of exercise frequency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19427807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Positive environmental determinants of exercise frequency remain poorly understood. Knowing that people often value exercise for psychological restoration, we investigated the restorative quality of indoor and outdoor exercise settings as predictors of exercise frequency. We surveyed 319 members of fitness centers in Zurich that offer indoor and outdoor exercise alternatives. Outdoor settings were rated as more restorative. For each type of environment, restorative quality predicted the frequency of exercise in the past 30 days, independent of socio-demographic characteristics, expectations of exercise benefits, and personal barriers. We discuss the results with regard to the provision of exercise settings for urban populations.
Stella-Maria Hug; Terry Hartig; Ralf Hansmann; Klaus Seeland; Rainer Hornung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1353-8292     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-31     Completed Date:  2009-12-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  971-80     Citation Subset:  T    
Society, Environment and Culture Unit, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Sonneggstrasse 33, SOL F 6, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Environment Design*
Exercise / psychology*
Fitness Centers*
Middle Aged
Motor Activity*
Urban Health
Young Adult

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