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The Menzies School of Health Research have conducted the first ever study into Indigenous perspectives of active living as a result of the need to address the increasing chronic disease burden in remote Indigenous communities.
Many participants in the study reported a desire to be involved in physical activity that had a connection to country and culture, such as hunting and teaching others in the community, as opposed to activities that are traditionally involved with western-style health promotion. This result highlights the need to involve Indigenous people in the development of more culturally appropriate health promotion strategies.
Source: Menzies School of Health Research