Allotment Gardening and Other Leisure Activities for Stress Reduction and Healthy Aging

@article{Hawkins2011AllotmentGA,
  title={Allotment Gardening and Other Leisure Activities for Stress Reduction and Healthy Aging},
  author={J. Hawkins and K. Thirlaway and K. Backx and Deborah A. Clayton},
  journal={Horttechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={577-585}
}
This study explored the potential benefits of allotment gardening for healthy aging, focusing on the opportunities for outdoor physical activity, social support, and contact with nature that allotment gardening provides. Participants included 94 individuals aged between 50 and 88 years who were members of various indoor and outdoor activity groups. The participants completed physiological measures and psychometric scales of self-rated health, perceived stress, physical activity level, and… Expand

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