The November/December Issue of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy magazine Journeys includes an article in which I review the results of the study I completed earlier this year for my dissertation at North Carolina State University on the restorative benefits of hiking in wilderness solitude and its relationship to job satisfaction.
Read the article via this link (scroll to page 3): http://www.appalachiantrail.org/docs/atj/2011/04/15/atj-november-december-2010.pdf
Great article! Thanks for introducing me to the research on this topic. Although I know the benefits of being in nature from my own experience, it is nice to see what the experts have to say on the subject. Thanks for hosting this blog. I am giving a speech at Toastmasters this week on “Hiking for Health” and I am going to use you and some of the papers you mention as resources.
Keep up the good work and please keep updating your blog! Hope to read more in the ATC Journal too.