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Friluftslivets inverkan på hälsan: En intervjustudie med friluftsaktiva individer
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

Lot’s of reasons are showing that outdoor life has a positive influence on the general publics health and studies are confirming this theory. On the other hand there are a few amount of Swedish science project’s regarding outdoor life. The aim of this study was to examine how people feel that their health influences by outdoor life. A qualitative content analysis was chosen and interviews was made with eleven individuals with outdoor experience. The main theme of the results showed that outdoor life creates well-being for the body and soul. The combination of challenge for the body and peace for the soul was the outdoor life’s biggest health benefit. Outdoor life gives a variety of physical activities, where everybody can take part and where it still doesn’t feel like exercise. Outdoor life gives personal growth, through both giving physical and mental challenges and also cooperative knowledge. Outdoor life gives harmony and ability to cope with stress in a natural environment. Recommendations of reviewed science shows how outdoor life practically can be used to promote health and also investigate what is needed to get the general public to choose outdoor life to promote health.

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Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Hälsa och Samhälle (HOS) , 2008.
Keywords [sv]
health, nature, outdoor life, stress, wellbeing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-1382Local ID: 2082/1761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-1382DiVA, id: diva2:238600
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Medicine
Available from: 2008-05-08 Created: 2008-05-08 Last updated: 2008-05-08

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