Aim: to gather seminal studies concerning the social, psychological and physical benefits elicited by the practice of regular outdoor sports. Cutting-edge technologies and the rapid urbanization have led to several benefits for mankind and society, however such benefits have been accompanied with the alarming diffusion of sedentary disorders, metabolic diseases, depression and socialization problems, affecting global economy dramatically. Literature reports the association between the pandemic expansion of chronic diseases and physical inactivity. Contemporaneously, International Olympic Committee have included five new sports—primarily outdoors ones—into Olympic Games, remarking a somewhat interest for the inner social and health-related values of outdoor sports. Methods:We scouted national and international studies focusing on the benefits of regular outdoors sports and -physical activities across all ages. Results: According to a univocal literature, performing outdoor sports and -physical activities may bear social, psychological and physiological benefits. Preventive effects are similarly documented in youth and old people towards several diseases (myopia, multiple sclerosis and osteoporosis). Conclusions: In the sight of the beneficial effects of outdoor sports and -physical activities, promotion strategies should be strongly advocated and developed nationally and globally. Simultaneously to this, dedicated research areas should convey efforts to draw up guidelines for the various outdoor activities, so to represent ‘‘the good practices’’ within the social scenario and the healthcare system. References Shanahan F. D., Franco L., Lin B. B., Gaston J. K., Fuller A. R. (2016) The benefits of Natural
Practicing outdoors sports brings benefits for society / G. Manferdelli, R. Codella, A. La Torre. - In: SPORT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH. - ISSN 1824-7490. - 13:Suppl. 1(2017 Sep 01), pp. 7 PAFH.S95-7 PAFH.S95. ((Intervento presentato al 9. convegno SISMES IX National Congress "Research and Training Applied to Movement and Sport Sciences" : September 29th – October 1st tenutosi a Brescia nel 2017.
|Titolo:||Practicing outdoors sports brings benefits for society|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-EDF/02 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Sportive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-set-2017|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||Società Italiana delle Scienze Motorie e Sportive (SISMES)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|