Natural surroundings and health

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Natural surroundings and health

Natural surroundings can benefit human health in many ways. For example, green surroundings can contribute to recovery from stress, promote social contact, ensure optimal childhood development, stimulate personal development and provide a sense of purpose, and can be an impetus for exercise (relationship with obesity). Wageningen University & Research studies issues concerning the optimal design and management of natural surroundings, the impact of landscape and urban design on social safety and possibilities for using the existing natural surroundings to influence human behaviour.

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