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Sedentary lifestyles – the invisible pandemic of the 21st century
Submitted by pawelsowa / 29 June 2022, 09:05
Sedentary lifestyles have become one of the independent factors affecting overall mortality in European countries in the 21st century [1]. The World Health Organization estimates that nearly one in three people over the age of 15 have insufficient levels of daily physical activity, contributing to approximately 3.2 million deaths each year [2]. For European countries, these estimates are even less optimistic, stating that almost one in two people has a sedentary lifestyle.
Gardening for Health: A community garden as a community support to strengthen the recovery of people experiencing a mental health crisis
Submitted by Katarzyna SocLab / 31 May 2022, 12:58
It seems that today everything can be therapy. There is laughter therapy, apitherapy, cavioterapia, ornithological therapy... If, in a nutshell, we consider therapy to be a way to change, it seems that man needs change so much that he has invented various ways of doing it. Everyone can choose their own path. I believe in the power of the garden. And this is what I want to share. I believe, as Geoff Lawton, the permaculture specialist, says, that all the world's problems can be solved in the garden. Incidentally, I have this feeling that permaculture is something like a holistic approach to health. And returning to the subject of gardens and therapy, hortitherapy, or therapy through the garden, can also be added to the list. Horticulture was recognised as an official method of therapy in 1936 in England, and the first diploma in hortitherapy was handed out in the United States in the 1950s. For about a decade now, hortitherapy can also be studied at Polish universities. My life path has led me to a place where, as a gardener, hortiterapist and recovery assistant, I would like to support the recovery of people experiencing mental health crises and promote gardening as a way of healthy living. Hence the idea of a garden for health.
Forest bathing
Submitted by Katarzyna SocLab / 20 April 2022, 20:33
Forest bathing is a technique that restores the physical and psychological health of the human body through a “five senses experience” (vision, smell, hearing, touch, and taste) when the body is exposed to a forest environment.
Festival of The New European Bauhaus (9. – 12.06.2022)
Submitted by birgitschauer / 12 April 2022, 13:45
The festival brings together people from all walks of life to discuss and shape our future. A future that is sustainable, inclusive and beautiful. It's a great opportunity to network, share and celebrate - from science to art, from design to politics, from architecture to technology. Find out more about the festival, our expression of interest to participate and how you too can help support the values of the New European Bauhaus!
JoinUs4Health related activities
Submitted by birgitschauer / 11 April 2022, 22:03
Here you find up-to-date information on tasks, teams and other activities related to the JoinUs4Health project. You can for example contribute to the revision of our concept, methods, guidelines and platform or help with system-relevant tasks such as review of contributions or facilitation of teams or tasks.
NEXT-One Health module in the “Study of Health in Pomerania” (SHIP)
Submitted by birgitschauer / 11 April 2022, 22:02
Experience One Health up close in the practice of cohort research: In the study "Life and Health in Western Pomerania" (SHIP), human health is not considered in isolation, but together with the health of the animals living in the household (dogs, cats, poultry, pigeons). What questions are you interested in? Be inspired by the questions of others. Do you have comments regarding our data collections? Do you want to discuss interim results with others as part of a team? We look forward to your contribution!
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