Role of Green Exercise in Mental Health Promotion Among Adolescents

Chidiebere E. Okechukwu


Dear Editor, Green exercise is a form of physical activity that takes place outdoors in natural green environments. There is a need for mental health promotion among adolescents through physical activity because lack of physical activity may be associated with an unhealthy lifestyle.


Green Exercise; Mental Health Promotion; Adolescent


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