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Health benefits of eood, plants and nature in the human environment : an analysis of the past 15 years of research and its application potential

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dc.contributor.author Fraser, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-28T22:57:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-28T22:57:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/36385
dc.description.abstract The health benefits (psychological and physical) of wood, plants and views of nature in the human environment is a relatively new field of study. After an extensive literature review of the last 15 years, it is clear that there are significant health benefits associated with the presence of these natural elements in an indoor setting. Some of these benefits include reduced stress, increased pain tolerance, improved task performance, increased sense of well-being and attentional focus recovery, and heightened natural killer activity. Due to low awareness, these findings could be integrated into the marketing strategies of forest companies and their total product concept could be expanded to include health benefits. Additionally, the application potential is seemingly limitless and a look at hospitals and schools shows cost saving benefits as well. As this is a relatively young field of study, there are also areas for further research including long-term and large-scale studies. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia, Forestry Undergraduate Essays/Theses, 2010 winter session, FRST 497 en_US
dc.subject physical and psychological health benefits en_US
dc.subject stress reduction en_US
dc.subject pain tolerance en_US
dc.subject phytoncides en_US
dc.subject attentional focus en_US
dc.subject task performance en_US
dc.subject forest product marketing en_US
dc.subject total product concept en_US
dc.title Health benefits of eood, plants and nature in the human environment : an analysis of the past 15 years of research and its application potential en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.description.affiliation Forest Resources Management, Dept of en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Undergraduate en_US


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