Rural Health Resources by Topic: Physical activity
Inequities in Physical Activity Environments and Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Rural Communities
Examines access to physical activity (PA) environments in 3 rural counties in Georgia. Analyzes 2019 survey data from 728 participants in relation to leisure-time PA, walking and biking for transport, and perceived PA environments with data broken down by race, household income, and neighborhood rurality.
Author(s): Michelle C. Kegler, Nicole Gauthreaux, April Hermstad, et al. Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19 Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details
America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2022
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health for older adults across 62 measures using data from 21 unique data sources. Covers social and economic factors, physical environment, clinical care, behaviors, and health outcomes. Highlights health disparities, including rural-urban disparities, across five categories of health. Includes state-by-state summaries and county-level maps for risk of social isolation by state.
Maps of Risk of Social Isolation by County
Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation view details
Promoting Healthy Futures: Afterschool Provides the Supports Parents Want for Children's Well-Being
Discusses the impact of afterschool programs related to opportunities for physical activity, nutritious food options, decrease in risky behaviors, and more, based on 31,055 households participating in the America After 3PM survey. Includes charts of survey responses by community type, including race/ethnicity, low-income, and rural, suburban, and urban.
Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Afterschool Alliance, America After 3PM Health & Wellness view details
Quantifying the Food and Physical Activity Environments in Rural, High Obesity Communities
Results of a study to assess the nutrition and physical activity environments in rural South Dakota communities with high rates of obesity, to understand whether there are common strengths and challenges that emerge across communities. Features a comparison of availability of various healthful food options between grocery and convenience stores and pricing for healthful vs. regular food options in grocery stores and convenience stores.
Author(s): Lacey A. McCormack, Jessica R. Meendering, Linda Burdette, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(24), 13344 Date: 12/2021 Type: Document view details
Feasibility of Promoting Physical Activity Using mHealth Technology in Rural Women: The Step-2-It Study
Describes a pilot study that examined the potential of text-messaging and utilization of a pedometer to promote walking among rural women age 40 and over in Illinois. Discusses efforts to increase physical activity through rural-specific interventions and assesses the pilot program's feasibility by analyzing participant data.
Author(s): Manorama M. Khare, Kristine Zimmermann, Rebecca Lyons, Cara Locklin, Ben S. Gerber Citation: BMC Women's Health, 21, 415 Date: 12/2021 Type: Document view details
Do State Comprehensive Planning Statutes Address Physical Activity?: Implications for Rural Communities
Study examining state comprehensive plans related to physical activity with a focus on predominantly rural states and jurisdictions based on state statutory laws. Analyzes the rates at which physical activity, land use, parks and recreation, and other planning items were addressed in state statutes, offering a map of state-level rurality, population-conditional rules for planning, and physical activity-related plan elements.
Author(s): Lisa M. Charron, Chloe Milstein, Samantha I. Moyers, Christiaan G. Abildso, Jamie F. Chriqui Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(22), 12190 Date: 11/2021 Type: Document view details