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Outdoor Recreation

Physiological and Psychological Effects on Health

Edited by Hilde G. Nielsen

The Research Council of Norway

Outdoor recreation refers to recreation/activity executed outdoors, most commonly in natural settings. At least in many high-income countries, outdoor recreation is by many considered as an attractive activity during spare time or holidays. People actively seek out activities such as walking in the mountains, climbing, hunting, horseback riding, skiing, etc., which are very often difficult to accommodate in ordinary working days. Some people find outdoor recreation attractive to the extent that they take several months or a year off from work in order to spend time in nature. Outdoor recreation stimulates a healthy lifestyle and increases public health, and it is important to develop outdoor activity habits from early childhood, a habit that should last for an entire lifetime. This book will take you through the definitions of outdoor recreation and different types of recreation. Furthermore, the book will also give you a snapshot of the physiological and psychological effects of outdoor recreation and why outdoor recreation is important for development in children and adolescents, and for adults and the older population, in addition to descriptions of some of the major and maybe the most used outdoor activities.

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Outdoor RecreationPhysiological and Psychological Effects on HealthEdited by Hilde G. Nielsen

Published: January 20th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87648

ISBN: 978-1-83968-195-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-194-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-196-7

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Introductory Chapter: Outdoor Recreation - Physiological and Psychological Effects on Health

By Hilde Dorthea Grindvik Nielsen


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2. Outdoor Recreation: Physiological Effects and Prevention of Socially Important Diseases

By Nikolay Boyadjiev, Katerina Nikolova Georgieva and Penka Angelova Angelova Hristova


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3. Physiological Responses to Outdoor Recreation: How it Can Help you Prepare your Outdoor Activity and How to Intervene

By Andrée-Anne Parent and Tegwen Gadais


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4. Outdoor Recreation within the School Setting: A Physiological and Psychological Exploration

By Brendon Patrick Hyndman and Shirley Wyver


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5. Introducing Park Facilities and Novelties to Support Individual’s Intention to (Re)Visit

By Marija Opačak


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6. Folk-Based Outdoor Games as Means to Improve the Physical Activity and Emotional Well-Being of Pre-School Children

By Maria Leont’eva and Tatiana Levchenkova


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