IUFRO 2024 – Forest Bathing in Canada

Session: T4.15 Healing Power of Nature: Forest Therapy in Action
Tuesday, June 25, 08:30 – 10:30 AM (CEST)

Forest Bathing in Canada: A Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating Environmental Influence on Health

Presentation References

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Colley, R. C., & Saunders, T. J. (2023, October 18). The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity and screen time among Canadian adults. https://www.doi.org/10.25318/82-003-x202301000002-eng

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Kellert, S. R. (1991). Japanese Perceptions of Wildlife. Conservation Biology, 5(3), 297–308. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2385899

Mathias, S., Daigle, P., Dancause, K. N., & Gadais, T. (2020). Forest bathing: A narrative review of the effects on health for outdoor and environmental education use in Canada. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 23(3), 309–321. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42322-020-00058-3

Public Health Agency of Canada. (2017). How Healthy are Canadians? [Education and awareness]. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/how-healthy-canadians.html

Stats Canada (2018). An overview of Canada’s forest resources. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-627-m/11-627-m2018007-eng.htm

Yeon, P.-S., Jeon, J.-Y., Jung, M.-S., Min, G.-M., Kim, G.-Y., Han, K.-M., Shin, M.-J., Jo, S.-H., Kim, J.-G., & Shin, W.-S. (2021). Effect of Forest Therapy on Depression and Anxiety: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(23), Article 23. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312685