Lege Artis Medicinae

[The health prevention role of the forest]

SEREGI János, LELOVICS Zsuzsanna, BALOGH László, PAPP Lajos

FEBRUARY 14, 2014

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2014;24(01-02)

[The government attaches great importance to the health conservation and protection role of the forest. National forestry manages the vast majority of the forest parks in the country, without their effort these popular places have been destroyed a long time ago. Forest parks attract crowds of people, jut in suburban forests of the capital city ten million people visit in each year. Beside the introduction of their purpose and function in health prevention, authors aimed to summary the consequences of doing sport in the nature, especially in the forest. The fact confirmed by medicine that 20-30 minutes long exercising multiplies cardiac function and cause at least a bit difficulty in breathing, improve the physical fitness in healthy people. The same is true for walking and hiking as well. It is well known that fresh air, sunshine, exercise in diverse environment have favorable effects on physical and mental conditions physically active lifestyle is an important factor in health.]

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