New Research into the impact of green exercise

The University of Westminster is undertaking a new research project looking at the impact of green exercise.   We are inviting our supporters to participate in this valuable research through the completion of an online survey

There is a growing and convincing body of evidence to suggest that contact with nature and participation in physical activity during childhood and throughout the life course can impact on adult health outcomes (Malina, 2011; Pretty et al; 2009). Emerging evidence also suggests that participation in physical activity within a natural environment (termed Green Exercise; GE) provides additive benefits for health and wellbeing above physical activity in other environments (Barton and Pretty, 2010). However, there are a lack of questionnaires available to assess frequency of exposure to nature and participation in GE. The development of such measures is essential to allow research examining the health benefits of GE to be rigorously conducted. This project aims to address this issue by developing a questionnaire to measure the frequency of nature exposure and participation in GE.

What happens to the information?

Any information you give will be treated in the strictest confidence. All information you provide will be stored in such a manner so that no specific details will be linked to individuals. Although we will not be able to give feedback on individual data, we will provide all participants with a summary of the overall findings.
If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact the research team:

Dr. Carly Wood: or 020 7911 5000 ext. 66415

Dr. Nina Smyth: or 020 7911 5000 ext. 64425

To participate in the survey please visit:


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