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  2. Gardening is Beneficial for Health
    2017 - Japan

    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...

  3. Gardens and Health
    2016 - England

    Gardens are intimately connected to our health and wellbeing across the life-course. 

  4. Living in Cities, Naturally
    2016 - USA

    Cities designed well, with nature in mind and at hand, can be understood as natural, supportive of both ecosystem integrity and public health.

  5. Physical Activity and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in Older Adults
    2015 - USA

    Even late in life, moderate physical activity such as walking and gardening is linked to lower incidence of heart attacks and stroke. 

  6. Refuges of Local Resilience: Community Gardens
    2015 - USA

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy community gardens functioned as multi-purpose community refuges which hosted meaningful and restorative greening practices, and developed supportive communities. ...

  7. Children’s Developmental Needs: A Review of Connection to Nature
    2015 - Asia

    Play and experience in the nature contributes to children’s cognitive, physical and social development, restores positive emotion, develops sense of place, empathy and care for nature, and...

  8. School Gardens and Physical Activity
    2014 - USA

    School gardens lead to increased moderate and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during school day.

  9. A Growing Opportunity: Community Gardens Affiliated with US Hospitals and Academic Health Centers
    2015 - USA

    Healthcare-based gardens are associated with lower rates of obesity in communities they serve.

  10. Green Schoolyards as Havens from Stress and Resources for Resilience in Childhood and Adolescence
    2014 - USA

    This paper describes how natural areas enabled elementary and high school students to escape stress, focus, build competence, and form supportive social groups.

  11. Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  12. Canadian Nature Survey
    2012 - Canada

    Nature-based activities make a significant contribution to the national economy and individual Canadians’ quality of life.

  13. Physical Activity Levels, Goods Promoting Sedentary Behaviour and Risk of Myocardial Infarction
    2012 - Canada

    Mild to moderate physical activity at work, and any level of physical activity carried out during leisure time, reduces the risk of a heart attack, independent of other traditional risk factors in...

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