Walking in nature

V. Bunc

Abstract

This study summarizes the possibilities of walking in nature as a toll influencing health, physical fitness, body composition and well-being and other psychological variables. Following the intervention program lasting 5 months with an energy content of 1000 kcal per week intensity in seniors, 1500 kcal in middle-aged men and 2000 kcal for children composed of at least 80% walking, pointing to significant changes in physical fitness and body composition parameters. Together with these variables were significantly improved the predispositions for physical and workload. It may be concluded that walking in the range of about 10 000 steps (7 000 in seniors and 12 000 in children) per day is able to remove the movement deficit, which is due to present lifestyle and may be used in majority population for improvement of health predispositions and for improved of physical fitness state.

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APA Citation

Bunc, V. (2013). Walking in nature. Journal of Outdoor Activities, 7(1 Suppl.), 8–17.

Additional Information

Date: 2013-06-01