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According to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who live in leafy, green neighborhoods may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and strokes. Study researchers from the University of Louisville collected blood and urine samples from over 400 people of varying ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic levels over five-years to assess the impact of neighborhood greenspaces on individual-level markers of stress and cardiovascular disease risk.read more
Research by Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA) has identified that Australian children cannot jump as far as their parents and their sporting abilities and participation rates are declining. Researchers also highlight that children are not engaging in physical activities common to previous generations, such as playing hopscotch, climbing trees and skipping rope.read more