The health benefits of walking in greenspaces of high natural and heritage value

@article{Barton2009TheHB,
  title={The health benefits of walking in greenspaces of high natural and heritage value},
  author={Jo Barton and Rachel Hine and Jules Pretty},
  journal={Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={6},
  pages={261 - 278}
}
Lifestyles are increasingly characterised by sedentary behaviour, obesity problems, stress, mental ill-health and disconnection from nature. However, contact with nature has been shown to improve psychological health by reducing stress, enhancing mood and replenishing mental fatigue. In addition to providing a range of environmental services, greenspaces provide opportunities and incentives for ‘green exercise’ such as walking, cycling or horse riding. Visitor numbers indicate that many people… Expand
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