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Physiological and Psychological Effects of Viewing and Walking in Forest and Urban Area

산림과 도심에서의 조망 및 보행활동이 인체의 생리·심리에 미치는 효과

  • Received : 2012.01.27
  • Accepted : 2012.04.18
  • Published : 2012.05.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze psychological and physiological effects accordance with viewing and walking in the forest and urban area. In the result of measurement of physiological reactions in nervous system, viewing of the forest had a calming effect on the nervous system by reducing blood pressure and heart rate. The other hand, viewing and walking in the urban area compared to the forest area raised stress by increasing blood pressure and heart rate. In addition, viewing in forest area was effective in stress relief by noticeable reduction of the amylase concentration. In contrast, walking in the urban area was also confirmed an increase of stress by increasing the concentration of the amylase. A viewing and walking in forest area was effective in alleviating depressed on anxiety, anger, fatigue and confusion.

Keywords

Blood pressure;Heart rate;Stress;Concentration of amylase

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 강원발전연구원