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Outdoor fitness equipment (OFE) provided in the public park has the potential to promote physical activity. However, there are still few studied about OFE users and usage patterns.
Purpose The purpose of this study was to survey and perception study on the use of OFE in public parks that affect the physical activity of Udon Thani people.
Methods This study employed onsite and video observations, perception interview of OFE usage to describe user characteristics and patterns in Nong Prajak Silpakom Public Park Udon Thani Province.
Results Showed that most of the people using the Side legs muscular exercises machine were the largest ones, the Pacemaker Pendulum and the Hip-pendulum machines respectively. Adults are most likely to use OFE followed by adolescents and seniors. Finally, 5.30 pm – 6 pm hrs most OFE is used and there are various reasons for using, which is caused by health problems, physical fitness, variety of machines Ease of use, make good health, physical strength and relieve injuries.
Conclusion results indicate that OFE in this park attracted considerable use, particularly in 5 pm – 6 pm hrs. During these observations, found using the OFE with the majority being adults, adolescents, and seniors. The Side legs muscular exercises and the Pacemaker pendulum machines were the most popular stations.
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