Monthly Archives: September 2016

A systematic review of attention restoration theory

  Heather Ohly and Ruth Garside, working with colleagues at Exeter and elsewhere, have undertaken a systematic review of evidence for the relative attention restoration potential of natural settings compared to other settings. ‘Attention Restoration Theory’ (ART) is used to explain some of the apparent benefits of exposure to natural environments. In the paper Heather […]

Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: A population based cross-sectional study in England

ECEHH colleagues Mat White and Lewis Elliott have published new research which details an analysis of recreational physical activity undertaken in England’s natural environments. The authors used Natural England’s Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment data set and found that: A considerable total amount of physical activity takes place in natural environments Over 8 […]