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Outdoor Recreation - Physiological and Psychological Effects on Health

Hilde Nielsen

Independent Researcher


Outdoor recreation Sport Physiological effects Psychological effects Walking Climbing Biking Skiing Outdoor recreation for children and adolescents Outdoor recreation for adults Outdoor recreation for older population Public 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 outdoors 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 which should last through the whole life. 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 the development in children and adolescents, and for adults and older population, in addition to descriptions of some of the major and maybe the most used outdoor activities.

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Date completed: November 15th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 6th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 4th 2020

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Review results due: April 24th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 23rd 2020

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Hilde Nielsen

Independent Researcher

Hilde G. Nielsen has a Ph.D. degree in exercise immunology from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO) (2007), a Master Degree in exercise physiology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (1997), and a Leadership Foundation Programme from BI Norwegian Business School (2014). Hilde G. Nielsen has been a member of several evaluation committees for the Ph.D. degree, she has been a peer-reviewer and assessed several master theses, and is an editorial board member in three international journals. Her research interests and publications are within the field of exercise physiology, exercise immunology, training, and physical activity and health. ResearchGate:

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