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Healthy woods, healthy lives - how green spaces can improve public health

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Healthy Woods Healthy Lives
Publication date 2013
Publication type Case study
Pages 6

How can trees and green space encourage healthy lifestyles and improve public health? read these case studies to see how...

As well as providing environmental and biodiversity benefits, woods and trees help reduce the negative impacts of our changing climate, support economic growth, promote healthy lifestyles and help to alleviate a range of debilitating illnesses. These case studies illustrate the benefits of trees for physical and mental health and show how visiting and spending time in woods contributes towards health and wellbeing.