Natural Environments and Human Health
4th December 2019
- ISBN 9781786395290
- Language English
- Pages 248 pp.
- Size 6" x 9"
- Images figures
The role natural environments play in human health and wellbeing is attracting increasing attention. There is growing medical evidence that access to the natural environment can prevent disease, aid recovery, tackle obesity and improve mental health. This book examines the history of natural environments being used for stress-reduction, enjoyment, aesthetics and catharsis, and traces the development of the connection between humans and the environment, and how they impact our personal and collective health.
Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 2: Nature and Health
Chapter 3: The Historical Connection Between Natural Environments and Health
Chapter 4: Concepts and Theories
Chapter 5: Child Development and Nature
Chapter 6: Adaptations and Applications
Chapter 7: Outcomes and Benefits
Chapter 8: Sense of Place and the Role of Education
Chapter 9: Innovative Approaches to Integrating Natural Environments and Health
Chapter 10: Future Actions and Implications for Policy and Research
Chapter 11: Resources