2013 is a year for health & wellness

Thank you to Geoffrey Godbey, with Resources for the Future:  

Outdoor Recreation, Health, and Wellness: Understanding and Enhancing the Relationship”. Washington DC

In this insightful resource book Godbey highlights specific research gaps that could help future studies. He discusses changing demographics pertaining to outdoor recreation along with what such changes could mean in terms of successful policymaking. This new publication about children and outdoor play and exposure to nature is highly recommended as a great resource for parents and educators alike.

Godbey takes an in-depth look at the health benefits of outdoor play, including the role outdoor play activities have in stress reduction. In addition he examines outdoor recreation as it pertains to current children’s health issues, including obesity and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and as to how spending time outdoors benefits children with these particular health challenges. Godbey shares his research into children’s connection with nature and how many variables impact children’s outdoor play.

Use of outdoor playsets and backyard playground equipment when placed in an inviting natural green setting can be very helpful.

He discusses various approaches useful in measuring physical activity and participation in outdoor recreation (or organized sports), as well as current trends in park visitation and outdoor activities. He highlights many factors that impact participation in outdoor activities, including the amount of leisure time, proximity to outdoor space, safety of parks, and park as well as playground design.


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