Better park signs can spur more people to exercise, study says

October 17, 2013 7:58 PM

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Better park signs can spur more people to exercise, study says

If a city wants healthier residents, it might consider new signs in its parks and other simple measures, according to a Rand Corp. study out Thursday that indicates it can be inexpensive to get people to be more active.

The study found that spending on marketing and outreach increased physical activity by 7% to 12%, compared with parks that did not make changes. The results were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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