Natural surroundings and health


Natural surroundings and health

Natural surroundings can benefit human health in many ways. 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.

Examples of how natural surroundings can contribute to human health

  • Recovery from stress;
  • Promotion of social contact;
  • Ensuring optimal childhood development;
  • Stimulaion of personal development and providing a sense of purpose;
  • As an impetus for exercise, reducing obesity.

News about natural surroundings and health

News 2016-2017

News 2014-2015

News 2011-2013

Projects about natural surroudings and health


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