Research Library

We provide detailed summaries and citations for peer-reviewed research articles as well as links to those that are publicly available, or to publishers’ websites when not publicly available. Access via an educational institution or payment may be required in some cases to access full studies and source documents.

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Design and evaluation of a park prescription program for stress reduction and health promotion in low-income families: The Stay Healthy in Nature Everyday (SHINE) study protocol

Study protocol developed for the design and evaluation of a park prescription program

Time outdoors and the prevention of myopia

Increasing the amount of time children spend outdoors can help prevent the development of myopia

Nature and health

More research is needed on the population-level health benefits of contact with nature

Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States, 1999-2004

Over the past several decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of overweight children in the United States

Theorizing family-based nature activities and family functioning: The integration of attention restoration theory with a family routines and rituals perspective

Family-based nature activities can promote positive family functioning more so than other types of leisure contexts.

A review of correlates of physical activity of children and adolescents

Understanding the factors that influence physical activity in children and adolescents can aid the design of more effective interventions

Impacts of natural disasters on chilldren

Children are disproportionately impacted by natural disasters

A natural experiment to examine the impact of park renewal on park-use and park-based physical activity in a disadvantaged neighbourhood: The REVAMP study methods

Park renovation may positively contribute to increased use and physical activity among visitors

Rural, low-income mothers’ use of family-based nature activities to promote family health

Rural, low-income mothers identify access to free nature-based recreational opportunities as a major contributor to the health of individual family members and healthy family functioning

Benefits of nature contact for children

Research findings make a compelling case for incorporating into community plans provisions for access to nature in the places where children live, play, and learn


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