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Health issues and green space as reinforcement for a healthy lifestyle in Malaysia

Mansor, Mazlina and Harun, Nor Zalina (2018) Health issues and green space as reinforcement for a healthy lifestyle in Malaysia. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies (jABs), 3 (9 (July-August)). pp. 69-77. ISSN 2514-7528

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Abstract

A rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is predominantly due to unhealthy urban lifestyle such as 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 supports greater outdoor activities and influence healthy behaviors of city residents. Thus, green space is a significant health promotion agenda that improves the urban quality of life.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3283/65879
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health issues; awareness; green space; health promotion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9053.R4 City planning
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mazlina Mansor
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 16:20
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 16:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65879

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