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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Study examines new ways to promote active living in remote communities

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

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Last updated: 23 September 2013
 
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