publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Outdoor blue spaces, human health and well-being: A systematic review of quantitative studies

Gascon, Mireia; Zijlema, Wilma; Vert, Cristina; White, Mathew P.; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2017
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
BACKGROUND: A growing number of quantitative studies have investigated the potential benefits of outdoor blue spaces (lakes, rivers, sea, etc) and human health, but there is not yet a systematic review synthesizing this evidence. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the current quantitative evidence on human health and well-being benefits of outdoor blue spaces. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analysis, observational and experimental quantitative studies focusing on both residential and non-residential outdoor blue space exposure were searched using specific keywords. RESULTS: In total 35 studies were included in th...
Subjects
free text keywords: outdoor, blue spaces, health, well-being, Vida a l'aire lliure, Salut, Benestar, Systematic review, Observational study, Mental health, Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Environmental health, business.industry, business, Human health, General health, Qualitative evidence
Funded by
EC| BlueHealth
Project
BlueHealth
Linking Up Environment, Health and Climate for Inter-sector Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Rapidly Changing Environment
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 666773
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Outdoor blue spaces, human health and well-being: A systematic review of quantitative studies

Gascon, Mireia; Zijlema, Wilma; Vert, Cristina; White, Mathew P.; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.;