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Psychosocial and Physiological Health Outcomes of Green Exercise in Children and Adolescents - A Systematic Review

Mnich, Carina ORCID iD icon 1; Weyland, Susanne 1; Jekauc, Darko 1; Schipperijn, Jasper
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

Both physical activity (PA) and nature exposure are associated with several youth health benefits. However, the health outcomes when being physically active in nature, called Green Exercise (GE), are less clear. Thus, the purpose of this systematic review was to provide an overview of the psychosocial and physiological outcomes of GE in children and adolescents and to outline future GE research directions. The PRISMA statement guided the review. Web of Science, PubMed, ERIC, and APA PsychNET were systematically searched in February 2019, including studies between 2000 and 2019. Fourteen of 1175 identified publications were included, which reported 15 different psychosocial and six different physiological outcomes, with some studies reporting more than one outcome. For 16 outcomes, studies reported either similar or no effects for both GE and comparison groups. For six outcomes, studies reported stronger effects for GE, for three outcomes, studies reported stronger effects in the comparison group. Evidence was rated as weak, using the EPHPP tool. Thus, GE does not have deleterious effects for children and adolescents compared to PA in other settings. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000099726
Veröffentlicht am 11.11.2019
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16214266
Zitationen: 47
Zitationen: 47
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1660-4601
KITopen-ID: 1000099726
Erschienen in International journal of environmental research and public health
Verlag MDPI
Band 16
Heft 21
Seiten Article: 4266
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 02.11.2019
Schlagwörter green exercise; physical activity; nature; children; adolescents; outdoors
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