Hilde G. Nielsen

The Research Council of Norway

Hilde G. Nielsen has a Ph.D. in Exercise Immunology from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, and a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She also completed a Leadership Foundation Programme and a course in Project Management at the BI Norwegian Business School. Dr. Nielsen has been a member of several evaluation committees for Ph.D. students, a peer reviewer, and an editorial board member for three international journals. Her research interests and publications are within the fields of exercise physiology, exercise immunology, training, and physical activity and health.

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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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