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ERIC Number: ED501659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-2
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Walking and Hiking as a Way of Life
Roberson, Donald N., Jr.; Babic, Vesna
Online Submission
Exercise usually takes place in leisure time. The benefits, mental and physical, of exercise are well documented, yet, many choose to remain inactive. There is a need for more research concerning those who continue to exercise. The purpose of this study was to understand more about the experience of those who are hiking and walking on Medvednica Mountain Nature Park near Zagreb, Croatia. To this end we interviewed 122 hikers and walkers on-site. We asked general questions about the walking experience on Medvednica. The findings center around three main experiences: (1) Nature and outdoors; (2) Benefits--Mental and Physical; and (3) Interaction with others and the self. These people have found a simple way to negate the impact of living in modern society. This research suggests that civic organizations should promote walking as a way of life. Questionnaire is appended. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Croatia