Green Exercise
'Physical activities in nature'

Our Research Evaluation of Community Projects About Us

At the University of Essex we have been researching the concept of 'Green Exercise' for over 10 years, and are world leaders in the field. Our Green Exercise Research Team consists of experts in the areas of exercise physiology, psychology, public health, environmental sustainability, community engagement and behaviour change.

We examine where, when and why Green Exercise brings health and well-being benefits. We aim to understand who can benefit the most from Green Exercise and how it can be used as a means to drive behavioural change. Our team use many different techniques to explore the mechanisms underpinning the psychological and physical benefits of Green Exercise both in the laboratory and in the field.

The Green Exercise Research Team works closely with many external organisations to evaluate nature-based projects on a national and community level. We are also working in the application of Green Exercise as a therapeutic intervention (Green Care) to promote health and well-being outcomes for vulnerable groups.

Our research has far reaching implications for both public health and environmental agenda at a local, national and international level.

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