Pretty, J., 2005, Nature and green exercise: recent evidence on benefits to mental and physical health., in: Gallis, C.T., ‘Forests, trees, and human health and well-being’, Siokis, Thessaloniki
- Author : Pretty, J.
- Year : 2005
- Published in Book : Forests, trees, and human health and well-being
- Pages : 21-47
- Abstract in English : The author suggests, by reviewing literature, there is considerable evidence which connects regular contact with the nature environment to enhanced physical and mental well being. Physical activity is stressed. From the range of initiatives studied for this research, it is concluded that green exercise generates many physical and mental health benefits regardless of the level of intensity, duration or type of green activity undertaken. Green exercise thus has important implications for public and environmental health. An increasing support for and access to a wide range of green exercise activities for all sectors of society should produce substantial economic and public health benefits.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: urban forestry, nature, health, well being, physical activity, literature review. (See also: Frumkin, H., 2005 in this database!).