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Gardening is Beneficial for Health
Gardening provides a wide range of health outcomes, such as reductions in depression, anxiety, and body mass index, as well as increases in life satisfaction, quality of life, and sense of...
Leisure activities and cognitive function in elderly community-dwelling individuals in Japan: A 5-ye
The study found a longitudinal inverse relationship between hobby participation and cognitive decline among elderly Japanese community-dwelling individuals, suggesting that engaging in a hobby in...
Relationship between psychological responses and physical environments in forest settings
Compared to urban settings, forest settings are perceived as being significantly more enjoyable, friendly, natural, and sacred.
Effect of forest bathing on physiological and psychological responses in young Japanese male subject
In psychological tests, forest bathing significantly increased scores of positive feelings and significantly decreased scores of negative feelings after stimuli compared with the urban stimuli.
Comparison of the physiological and psychological benefits of tree and tower climbing
More tension, confusion, and fatigue were experienced when climbing a tower than when climbing a tree. Moreover, there was an increase in vitality while tree climbing, whereas the opposite occurred...
Urban residential environments and senior citizens’ longevity in megacity areas: the importance of w
Living in areas with walkable green spaces positively influenced the longevity of urban senior citizens independent of their age, sex, marital status, baseline functional status, and socioeconomic...
The history and future directions of greenways in Japanese new towns
The author describes the results of a study that show the factors that affect the fear of crime in present-day greenways. They discuss these results arguing that the future of greenway planning in...