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Horizonte sanitario

versión On-line ISSN 2007-7459versión impresa ISSN 1665-3262

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PENA-DE LEON, Alicia de la; AMEZCUA-NUNEZ, Juan Bernardo  y  HERNANDEZ-BONILLA, Alicia. Promotion of healthy lifestyles taking advantage of public spaces. Horiz. sanitario [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.3, pp.201-210. ISSN 2007-7459.  http://dx.doi.org/10.19136/hs.a16n3.1878.

Objective:

To analyze the influence of physical environment and social aspects of public spaces on the physical activation and well-being of citizens, in order to identify opportunities to design social marketing strategies that promote health and wellbeing among citizens.

Materials and methods:

A mixed study was carried out in two stages: observation and analysis of the physical attributes of the Saltillo Recreational Route, Coahuila based on the Servipanoramas model; Application of online surveys to 168 adults using the perceived well-being and assessment scales of the Ciclovias.

Results:

The findings suggest that the existence of appropriate public spaces to exercise and coexist with others is attractive to the participants in the study, who point out that the recreational route studied offers the right environment to reach their health goals and interact with people with similar interests.

Conclusions:

There is an interest of the visitors to the Recreational Route of Saltillo, Coahuila for achieving better levels of health and well-being, which can be used by companies and public bodies to design and implement strategies and interventions of social marketing oriented to the promotion of Health and change of habits, using the open spaces that the Recreational Route offers and reach a greater number of citizens.

Palabras llave : Recreational physical activity; Wellness; Social Marketing; Servipanoramas; Third Space.

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