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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. Divided over four sections, the book assesses the current research landscape, explores the underlying psychological and physiological mechanisms of the benefits of green exercise, details applied examples of physical activity in natural settings, and suggests future directions for research and practice. It features contributions from experts from around the world and covers topics including: Self-determination, nature and wellbeing Visual cognition and multisensory stimuli Nature's role in growing resilience Physical education and nature Mindfulness and green exercise Positive psychology and pro-environmental behaviour Timely and prescient, and showcasing real-life examples of green exercise prescription, Physical Activity in Natural Settings is fascinating and important reading for any students or researchers in the psychology or physiology of physical activity and health, physical education or outdoor studies, and policy-makers and health professionals.
|Publication date:||18th October 2019|
|Author:||Aoife A. (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland) Donnelly|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Sports & outdoor recreation,|
Aoife A. Donnelly is a Lecturer in the School of Food Science and Environmental Health at the Technical University, Dublin, Ireland. Previously, she was an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded post--doctoral researcher and developed an operational real time air quality forecast model using integrated parametric and non--parametric regression techniques. Her PhD studies explored background air pollution concentration variations across Ireland. She is a founding member of the GO GREEN (Going Outdoors: Gathering Research Evidence on Emotions and Nature) research initiative. Tadhg E. MacIntyre is a Lecturer with the Health Research Institute and course director for the Masters in Sport, Exercise ...More About Aoife A. (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland) Donnelly