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Nature, Childhood, Health and Life Pathways

Topics: Human Wellbeing | Comments

By Jules Pretty, Caroline Angus, Madeleine Bain, Jo Barton, Valerie Gladwell, Rachel Hine, Sarah Pilgrim, Gavin Sandercock and Martin Sellens

If children are encouraged and enabled to undertake more green exercise, they are more likely to have active exposure to nature embedded in their lifestyle as adults and will reap the associated health benefits.

This paper proposes a funnel of pathways within which all our lives are shaped. At the top, people live longer with a better quality of life; at the bottom they die earlier and often live years with a lower quality of life. The paper suggests 10 priorities for action to improve the well-being of both children and adults.

Nature, Childhood, Health and Life Pathways


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