The importance of nature for health: is there a specific benefit of contact with green space? (systematic review)

What is the aim of the review?
To examine the effectiveness of direct accessing of natural environments in the promotion of health and well-being compared with other forms of ‘exposure’ to the natural environment or with accessing ‘synthetic’ environments. Secondary questions will be addressed as follows:

  • Do the benefits vary among different types of natural environment?
  • Do the benefits vary among individuals, for instance, of different socio-economic status?
  • What are the barriers and facilitators to the natural environment providing health and well-being benefits?

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