What is Ecotherapy?

Ecotherapy is the name given to a wide range of treatment programmes which aim to improve your mental and physical well-being through doing outdoor activities in nature. Connecting with nature in this way can have lots of positive health benefits. Ecotherapy, also known as nature therapy or green therapy, is the applied practice of the… Read More

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What are the Effects of Army Training & Employment?

About This Report This report, authored by David Gee for Veterans for Peace UK, draws on veterans’ testimony and around 200 studies from the last half-century to explore the effects of army employment on recruits, particularly their initial training. The studies are mainly the work of military academic research departments in the UK and US,… Read More

IOC Consensus Statement on Load in Sport & Risk of Injury (Parts 1, 2 & Infographic)

Consensus Statement How much is too much? (Part 1) International Olympic Committee consensus statement on load in sport and risk of injury. Extract Athletes participating in elite sports are exposed to high training loads and increasingly saturated competition calendars. Emerging evidence indicates that poor load management is a major risk factor for injury. The International… Read More

The Determinants of Mortality

An extract from a paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): Robert Lucas once famously said regarding the determinants of economic growth, “once one starts to think about them, it is hard to think of anything else.” The same could be said for the determinants of mortality, since the length of life is… Read More

Research: Walkable Communities & Adolescent Weight

According to the Bridging the Gap study, the odds of student overweight or obesity decreased if they lived in communities with higher walkability index scores. Physical activity plays an important role in fighting obesity and overweight. The physical environment of communities can significantly impact physical activity and, therefore, health outcomes. Key Findings: The odds of… Read More