Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Central has evolved out of the International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress 2010, to maintain global momentum for better understanding the links between nature and human health.

Last Updated: November 29, 2010

Recently, Healthy Parks Healthy People Central released an article to introduce the research about the Japanese practice of forest bathing shows that time spent in nature lowers stress levels ? and could even help fight cancer.

What is Healthy Parks Healthy People?

Healthy Parks Healthy People seeks to reinforce and encourage the connections between a healthy environment and a healthy society. Australian park agency Parks Victoria, created the Healthy Parks Healthy People brand in 2000. They then commissioned Deakin University to do a literature review which analysed more than 200 journal articles on research into the human health benefits of contact with nature.

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