Healthy Parks Healthy People
Healthy Parks Healthy People is a global movement which is helping communities around the world realise the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in parks and nature. Our aim is to unlock the power of nature and parks for their preventative and restorative health and wellbeing benefits, while conserving biodiversity.
Growing scientific evidence and generations of traditional knowledge show that spending time in nature is good for our mind, body and soul. Community groups, schools, governments, health authorities and recreational organisations worldwide are tapping into the healing power of nature. Did you know that viewing natural scenes lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and boosts wellbeing, put simply, nature is good for you! Why not go for a walk in a beautiful park today?
Our stunning parks, coastlines, forests and mountains play an important role in fostering happy, healthy and active communities. Conserving parks for present and future generations provides inspirational and therapeutic settings that foster lifelong connections with nature and each other. Parks that are valued and maintained are also fundamental to economic growth and vibrant and healthy communities.
As the scientific evidence linking nature with positive health outcomes grows, so does the global trend for health professionals prescribing nature. In the past decade park prescriptions and social prescriptions have become recognised as a viable, low-risk way to encourage people to be more physically active, to socialise in their community and to boost their wellbeing.
Maybe you need to escape the city, have a digital detox or chill out in a relaxing forest? We've got great experiences for everyone, from guided Park walks where you can make new friends, to Discovery walks where you can learn something new.
Spending time outdoors in nature is an essential part of human wellbeing. It can help keep your heart healthy, strengthen your muscles and bones and help you maintain a healthy weight. Find a guided walk and make new friends or learn something new on a Discovery walk . There's so much to discover when walking in our beautiful parks!