The Wilderness Foundation has for many years been working with the University of Essex to research the benefits of green exercise and spending time in nature.   This month, a new book edited by Jo Barton, Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood and Jules Pretty of the university research team, with contributions from many of the leading advocates in the field (including Wilderness Foundation UK CEO Jo Roberts) goes on sale.
9781138807655The book provides a balanced overview and synthesis text on all aspects of Green Exercise and integrates evidence from many different disciplines including physiology, ecology, psychology, sociology and the environmental sciences, and across a wide range of countries.
It describes the impact of Green Exercise on human health and well-being through all stages of the lifecourse and covers a wide spectrum from cellular processes such as immune function through to facilitating human behavioural change.
The book also explores the future of Green Exercise, the way in which research can be used to influence green design and planning and how health, social care and environmental agendas can be integrated to enable Green Exercise to be more widely used as a mechanism for improving health.
“Green Exercise – Linking Nature Health and Well-being” can be purchased from Routledge Paperbacks Direct.  For more information visit http://www.routledge.com/9781138807655  A 20% discount is available with discount code DC361