Ecotherapy (walking as mental health therapy)

Of particular interest is the evidence of the value of outdoor walking, compared with indoor (e.g. in a shopping mall or gymnasium).

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Mind (the leading mental health charity in England and Wales) has commissioned two studies from the University of Essex, the results of which are published in this report. These studies confirm that participating in green exercise activities provides substantial benefits for health and wellbeing.

Jo Peacock, Rachel Hine, Jules Pretty
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