Exposure to the natural environment can have a positive effect on human health.
Exposure and access to green spaces can also have a wide range of social, economic, environmental and health benefits
Urban green spaces are major contributors to the quality of the environment and human health and well-being in inner city and suburban areas.
Outdoor recreation provides an opportunity to increase quality of life and heighten social interaction.
Physical activity in the natural environment not only aids an increased life-span, greater well-being, fewer symptoms of depression, lower rates of smoking and substance misuse but also an increased ability to function better at work and home.
Health Walk and Green Gym participants cited they stated being 'in the countryside' and 'contact with nature' as key motivating factors to be active.