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Natural Environment

The living and nonliving things in an area of the Earth. The natural environment both enables human life and is affected by human activity. That is, whether a human builds a house, grows a crop or mines a mineral, the natural environment is changed. The natural environment is necessary for commerce to take place. See also: Sustainability.
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The research also shows how important local parks and greenspaces are to the nation's mental and physical wellbeing, with health and exercise the main reason why adults spend time outside and green spaces in towns and cities the most frequently visited natural environments.
It is important that all children and young people have the opportunity to visit natural environments on a regular basis to support their health and wellbeing.
According to study, those commuting through natural environments on a daily basis had on average a 2.74 point higher mental health score as compared to those who commuted less through natural environments.
KARACHI -- Those commuting through natural environments on a daily basis had on average a 2.74 point higher mental health score as compared to those who commuted less through natural environments.
[USA], Oct 19 (ANI): Turns out, people who commute through natural environments report better mental health and this association is even stronger among active commuters.
Focusing on the specific needs and challenges of children from birth to three, "Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments" gathers more than a dozen expert contributors with proven expertise in helping children who have or are at risk for developmental delays.
Ewert, Mitten, and Overholt concentrate on the numerous ways nature and natural environments support human health.
Teaching Young Children with Disabilities in Natural Environments, second edition
She demonstrates how these children learn successfully in natural environments when interventions are purposely planned and implemented in regular routines.
"I wasn't surprised by the findings that exercise in natural environments is good for your mental health, but I was surprised by just how much better it is for your mental health to exercise in a green place like a forest, than in other places like the gym.
Activities in natural environments such as parks and forests have a positive effect on stress, mood and fatigue, researchers at the University of Glasgow found.
Mathew White, of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health in Truro, Cornwall, said: "There is a lot of work on the beneficial effects of visiting natural environments, but our findings suggest it is time to move beyond a simple 'urban versus rural' debate and start looking at the effect that different natural environments have on people's health and well-being."