chapter  13
11 Pages

Green exercise in the workplace

WithVALERIE GLADWELL, DANIEL BROWN

New health challenges are arising in the workplace as occupations become increasingly more sedentary, and workplace stress grows. Both impact directly on health and wellbeing. Workplace interventions that are designed to improve health and wellbeing should provide coping strategies that can directly tackle stress, as well as reducing sedentary behaviours. We explore how exposure to nature can be used as a workplace intervention to reduce stress. We show how green exercise in a workplace setting may be a potentially powerful tool to tackle physical inactivity. We also discuss future research and applications of green exercise in the workplace and identify potential barriers that need to be addressed to increase its future acceptance by both employers and employees.