|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|92377||159952||2015||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
Research consistently documents positive links between human contact with nature and health and well-being. Recent work has explored the role of visitation to parks and protected areas in providing health and well-being benefits. This conceptual paper identifies the state-of-the-art research findings on this issue from an interdisciplinary perspective. The results reveal increasing understanding of the positive relationships between park and protected area visitation and the associated health and well-being benefits to the visitors. It also establishes the need for better collaboration between park and protected area and health institutions, which will require new and innovative transdisciplinary partnerships in order to better understand salient issues, realign common interests where appropriate, and effectively integrate empirical evidence into relevant policy, planning and management. Recommendations are made for specific knowledge user groups, such as policy makers, social and health professionals, protected areas professionals, and researchers, with the ultimate objective of better linking human health and well-being and protected areas policies to enhance delivery mechanisms for health promotion activities.Management Implications
• Visitation to parks and protected areas plays a vital role in human health and well-being.
• Public health and protected areas' agencies should collaborate more intensively.
• The “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program has become paradigmatic.
• There is a need for further research on the effects of parks visitation on health.
Journal: Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism - Volume 10, July 2015, Pages 70–77