Natural Environment delivers health benefits worth £2.2bn per year

A recent study has suggested that excercising out of doors delivers £2.2bn of health benefits to adults in England each year.

A study by the University of Exeter looked at people who exercised outside at least 5 times for a minimum of 30 minutes, enough to benefit their health. This benefit could then be quantified in monetary terms. The team suggested that the findings indicate the potential for policymakers to tackle the upward trend in UK obesity levels through the use and availability of opportunities to access green space. 

Read more about the study here (external website).