Practicing regular physical activity in green spaces has been invocated as a promising strategy for improving wellbeing in urban settings. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of a structured park-based physical activity intervention, the “Moving Parks” project, on citizens’ wellbeing at the time of COVID-19. The intervention was carried out in six public parks in Bologna (Italy) and administered by qualified instructors (from May 2021 to September 2021). The Psychological General Well Being Index short form questionnaire was administered before and after the three months of outdoor activities. A total of 328 participants completed the questionnaire at the beginning and at the end of the project. In September 2021, all psychosocial domains of the questionnaire (anxiety, depressed mood, self-control, positive well-being, vitality energy, and vitality-tiredness) significantly improved in the female sample (p value < 0.01) and only the last two in the male sample (p value < 0.05). The “Moving Parks” project seems to be able to improve citizens’ psychological wellbeing, particularly in women.

Effect of a Park-Based Physical Activity Intervention on Psychological Wellbeing at the Time of COVID-19 / Toselli S.; Bragonzoni L.; Grigoletto A.; Masini A.; Marini S.; Barone G.; Pinelli E.; Zinno R.; Mauro M.; Pilone P.L.; Arduini S.; Galli S.; Vitiello M.; Vicentini B.; Boldrini G.; Musti M.A.; Pandolfi P.; Liberti M.; Astorino G.; Maietta Latessa P.; Dallolio L.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - ELETTRONICO. - 19:10(2022), pp. 6028.6028-6028.6038. [10.3390/ijerph19106028]

Effect of a Park-Based Physical Activity Intervention on Psychological Wellbeing at the Time of COVID-19

Toselli S.;Bragonzoni L.;Grigoletto A.;Masini A.
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Marini S.;Barone G.;Pinelli E.;Zinno R.;Mauro M.
;
Arduini S.;Vitiello M.;Boldrini G.;Liberti M.;Astorino G.;Maietta Latessa P.;Dallolio L.
2022

Abstract

Practicing regular physical activity in green spaces has been invocated as a promising strategy for improving wellbeing in urban settings. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of a structured park-based physical activity intervention, the “Moving Parks” project, on citizens’ wellbeing at the time of COVID-19. The intervention was carried out in six public parks in Bologna (Italy) and administered by qualified instructors (from May 2021 to September 2021). The Psychological General Well Being Index short form questionnaire was administered before and after the three months of outdoor activities. A total of 328 participants completed the questionnaire at the beginning and at the end of the project. In September 2021, all psychosocial domains of the questionnaire (anxiety, depressed mood, self-control, positive well-being, vitality energy, and vitality-tiredness) significantly improved in the female sample (p value < 0.01) and only the last two in the male sample (p value < 0.05). The “Moving Parks” project seems to be able to improve citizens’ psychological wellbeing, particularly in women.
2022
Effect of a Park-Based Physical Activity Intervention on Psychological Wellbeing at the Time of COVID-19 / Toselli S.; Bragonzoni L.; Grigoletto A.; Masini A.; Marini S.; Barone G.; Pinelli E.; Zinno R.; Mauro M.; Pilone P.L.; Arduini S.; Galli S.; Vitiello M.; Vicentini B.; Boldrini G.; Musti M.A.; Pandolfi P.; Liberti M.; Astorino G.; Maietta Latessa P.; Dallolio L.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - ELETTRONICO. - 19:10(2022), pp. 6028.6028-6028.6038. [10.3390/ijerph19106028]
Toselli S.; Bragonzoni L.; Grigoletto A.; Masini A.; Marini S.; Barone G.; Pinelli E.; Zinno R.; Mauro M.; Pilone P.L.; Arduini S.; Galli S.; Vitiello M.; Vicentini B.; Boldrini G.; Musti M.A.; Pandolfi P.; Liberti M.; Astorino G.; Maietta Latessa P.; Dallolio L.
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