Masterclasses

Nature as a Health Service

Increasingly health practitioners are recognising the value of nature-based activity in promoting health and wellbeing outcomes for people with specific medical conditions, but also as a preventative measure for the general population.

22 Nov 2021 - 22 Nov 2021

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Event Overview

Increasingly health practitioners are recognising the value of nature-based activity in promoting health and wellbeing outcomes for people with specific medical conditions, but also as a preventative measure for the general population.

So called 'green (and blue) exercise' - including cycling, walking, gardening, and open water swimming - has a range of underpinning theoretical explanations for its efficacy. These typically relate to both stress reduction and attention restoration.

This workshop explores what we mean by 'nature' and 'nature-based activities', the value of green exercise and tailored 'green care' health interventions, considers underpinning theory, and discusses whether the impacts can be more than just individually oriented.

This session will last around 60 minutes, with plenty of time for audience questions.

 

 

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