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Study examines new ways to promote active living in remote communities

Date posted: 23 September 2013

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


Last updated: 23 September 2013
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