Health and wellbeing benefits of activities in the outdoors

Authored by: Cathryn Carpenter , Nevin Harper

Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138782884
eBook ISBN: 9781315768465
Adobe ISBN: 9781317666523

10.4324/9781315768465.ch6

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

As the world grows ever more complex a fundamental truth becomes increasingly evident: human health and wellbeing is enhanced through meaningful connections between people and places. Unfortunately, our predominantly urban lifestyles have distanced individuals and communities from rural and natural environments. Just as houses become larger and gardens evolve into concrete entertaining areas, the health and wellbeing benefits of being active outdoors are gaining credibility as a valid and effective approach to improving health.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.