Physical activity in natural settings : green and blue exercise / edited by Aoife A. Donnelly and Tadhg E. MacIntyre.

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"Exercise interactions with green and blue spaces offer low-cost, non-invasive solutions to public health challenges--particularly around mental health and obesity--and issues around environmental sustainability. Physical Activity in Natural Settings brings together multi-disciplinary, international research on physical activity, health and the natural environment, offering evidence-based guidance on implementing nature-based solutions at individual, patient and population levels"--Provided by publisher.


Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.

Physical description

xx, 364 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm


Part I: The research landscape. Friend or foe: salutogenic possibilities of the environment -- Societal challenges, methodological issues and transdisciplinary approaches -- Known knowns: a systematic review of the effects of green exercise compared with exercising indoors -- The green exercise concept: two intertwining pathways to health and well-being -- Meaning, nature and well-being -- Part II: Possible mechanisms: The cognitive neuroscience of nature: from motor cognition to grounded cognition -- Affective responses to natural environments: from everyday engagement to therapeutic impact -- A remedy for boredom: natural environments as a psychological resource -- Growing resilience through connecting with nature --Part III: Case studies. From tracks to trails: case studies in green exercise -- Immersion tersports and blueways and the blue mind: case studies in blue exercise -- Why outdoors? A systematic approach to examine and value the social benefits of outdoor sports -- 'Doing' adventure: the mental health benefits of using occupational therapy approaches in adventure therapy settings -- Greening education: education outside the classrom in natural settings as a school-based health promotion approach for child and youth populations -- Part IV: Future pathways. Future-thinking through technological nature: connecting or disconnecting -- Dreadmills: is there such a thing as sustainable exercise? --Mindfulness and green exercise: enhancing our relationship with physical activity and the natural world -- Nature-based solutions and interventions in cities: a look ahead.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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