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Health issues and awareness, and the significant of green space for health promotion in Malaysia

Mansor, Mazlina and Harun, Nor Zalina (2014) Health issues and awareness, and the significant of green space for health promotion in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 153 (1). pp. 209-220. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

A rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is predominantly due to unhealthy urban lifestyle (e.g. work stress, being sedentary and unhealthy eating habits. This paper identifies health issues in Malaysia, and it reviews preventive measures to make people aware of the importance of healthy living. The paper contends that green space is beneficial, which encourage people to make good choices about their health. It reviews, researches that show that green space support greater outdoor activities and influence healthy behaviors. Thus, green space in the built environment is a significant health promotion agenda that improves the urban quality of life.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3283/39391
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health issues; awareness; health promotion; green space
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM621 Culture
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mazlina Mansor
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 11:23
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 12:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39391

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