Neighborhood green space, physical function and participation in physical activities among elderly men: the Caerphilly Prospective study
In a study, Gong et al. (2014) looked at how varying degrees of lower extremity physical function among elderly men affected how much physical activity they engaged in. The study compiled information from the Caerphilly Prospective Study and high resolution Landmap true color aerial photography related to green space. According to the their findings, after adjusting for lower extremity physical function, psychological distress, general health, car ownership, age group, marital status, social class, education level, and other environmental factors, an increase in the percentage of green space within a 400 meter buffer around the home was significantly associated with higher rates of physical activity.