Exercise is the practice of using energy to perform an activity. It is usually performed to increase physical fitness or improve overall health and well-being. This includes a wide range of activities, from sports, to working out at the gym or going for a walk with your dog. The most suitable type of exercise for you depends on your level of fitness, age and physical ability.
Environmental health and exercise
The quality of the green space in which you engage in your activity has a direct impact on the psychological benefits you experience. For example, studies have shown that people who participate in physical activity in green spaces (also known as ‘green exercise’) are better able to cope with stress and experience a greater sense of wellbeing than those who do not. In addition, engaging in physical activity outdoors is also linked to a greater appreciation for nature and an improved sense of belonging to society.
There is a growing awareness of the effects our daily habits have on our environment and this has led to a focus on environmental wellness as a way of life. By taking care of our environment, we can maintain a balance between the needs of ourselves and our community.